Come Join Us at the 2017 VF Patient & Family Regional Conference – Bethesda, Maryland

In Partnership with The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center and the NIAMS Vasculitis Translational Research Program

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017

We invite you to join RPASF in attending this insightful one day conference focusing on all things Vasculitis. A full day of presentations including one from our own Marcela Ferrada, MD, Peter Grayson, MD and many other distinguished speakers.

Dr Ferrada appointed Federal Laison to RPASF by the National institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS) division

We are pleased to announce that Dr Marcella Ferrada has been appointed as official Federal Laison to the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation on behalf of the NIH, NIAMS division to serve as spokesperson for NIH policies and programs. Also, serving as Medical Advisor to the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation including giving Grand Rounds to academic and medical institutions.

Read the Directive Here

$20,000.00 Matching Research Grant Awarded

The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation, Inc. (RPASF) is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a partial research grant from the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA), which will be matched by RPASF.

As a result, RPASF and AARDA will be funding Dr. Marcella Ferrada’s relapsing polychondritis (RP) research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD in the amount of $20,000.

We are pleased to facilitate RP research and are most grateful to AARDA, the NIH, Dr. Ferrada, and RPASF’s other supporters.

Thank you.

Tom Christie
Chair/CEO


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8843 78th St NW
Annandale MN 55302

Kyle Marcelli and our own Nancy are together as they tear up the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas CA during and after the final race of the Pirelli World Challenge which by the way Kyle won!

Our Future is About to Begin

The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation, Inc. announces a thirteen member, five country research collaboration to study RP.

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Dr. Marcela Ferrada at Johns Hopkins University

In Loving Memory of Kevin Czerwonka




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Annandale MN 55302

Upcoming Events

Sept 13th – Research and Hope Awards – Washington DC

Sept 23rd thru 24th – Global Genes Patient Advocacy Summit

November 5th – 2nd Annual Autoimmune Walk – Culver City Californiia

November 11th thru 16th – American College of Rhumatology Summit -Washington DC

Upcoming Grand Rounds Schedule

Oct. 14th – VCU, Rheumatology – Richmond VA

Oct. 21st – Virginia Hospital Center, Medicine – Arlington VA

Nov 2nd – Memorial Hospital, Medicine – Pawtucket, RI

Nov 17th – George Washington, Medicine – Washington DC

Nov 21st – Vanderbilt University, Pulmonary – Nashville TN

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Mailing Address

RPASF, Inc 8843 78th St NW Annandale MN 55302