Advocacy & Awareness for Immune Disorders Association (AAIDA)


Immunity, Skin Cancer, and Sun Protection

May 12th, 2020

AAIDA proudly hosted board-certified dermatologist, Meredith Dasher, MD, FAAD of Charlotte N.C for this patient-focused educational webinar on May 12, 2020.

In her presentation, Dr. Dasher discusses the following:

* The basic role of immune system in cancer prevention and development.
* Association between primary and acquired immune deficiency with increased risk of cancer including skin cancer.
* How to identify the 3 most common types of skin cancer.
* Sun Protection and limiting overall exposure
* Supplements

Dr. Dasher received her undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill, her medical degree from Tufts University and her dermatology training in combined Tufts and Boston University residency program. Dr. Dasher has been in private dermatology practice in Charlotte since 2005 and currently treats dermatology patients at Tryon Medical Partners, an independent and multispecialty group. Dr. Dasher’s special interest in medicine include the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

Immune Deficiency & It’s Association with Autoimmunity & Malignancy

October 29th, 2019

AAIDA was thrilled to have Teresa Tarrant, MD, FAAAAI of Duke University present our very first educational webinar on October 29th, 2019. Dr. Teresa Tarrant is a board certified Rheumatologist and Allergist/Immunologist who received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth, her Medical Degree from the University of Florida and her Internal Medicine and subspecialty training at Duke University.

Dr. Tarrant is currently Vice Chief of Translational Research for Duke Rheumatology.  Her research areas of interest are in new technologies for drug delivery in inflammatory arthritis, Paget’s disease of bone, Sjogren’s syndrome, and immunodeficiency disorders.  Her talk will be on Common Variable Immunodeficiency – autoimmune and malignancy risks.

Tonya Winders, May 4th, 2019 AAIDA’s Educational Event

Here’s keynote speaker, Tonya Winders, President and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network presenting “The Wizard of Oz Paradox: How Do We Help Clinicians Become Better Immune Disorder Health Advocates?”

Ken Newbill, May 4th, 2019 AAIDA’s Educational Event

In case you missed AAIDA’s May 4th Educational Fundraiser, here’s one of our guest speakers during the evening, Mr. Ken Newbill, of NewBill of Health in Charlotte, N.C doing his FANTASTIC talk on “Chronic Illness Management”. Ken tells his own personal journey of being placed into a “caregiver” setting and gives tips to those in similar rolls.

Diana Pohlman, May 4th, 2019 AAIDA’s Educational Event

Here’s guest speaker Diana Pohlman, Founder and CEO of PANDAS Network, presenting “PANDAS and Breaking Down Barriers for Better Health Outcomes” during AAIDA’s May 4th, 2019 educational fundraiser in Charlotte N.C