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NIH Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee

NIAID chairs the NIH Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), which was established in 1998 at the request of Congress. The purpose of the ADCC is to facilitate coordination of research across NIH, federal agencies, professional societies, and patient and advocacy organizations with an interest in autoimmune diseases. The ADCC meets twice yearly.

Since its inception, the ADCC has developed an initial report to Congress, a subsequent research plan, and an update to the research plan, as follows:

  • In December 2002, the ADCC presented its first research plan to Congress. The plan highlighted opportunities to increase understanding of autoimmune diseases at the population, individual, and molecular levels, with a focus on the underlying immune mechanisms common to many of these diseases. The first plan also provided recommendations for future research directions in the following areas:

    • Epidemiology and burden of autoimmune diseases
    • Etiology and pathogenesis
    • Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
    • Training, education, and information dissemination

    Read the December 2002 NIH Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee: Autoimmune Diseases Research Plan (PDF).

Last Updated April 30, 2012

Last Reviewed April 30, 2012