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Research Webinar

Plan to join us on Tuesday, October 25th at 5:30 pm EST for a very special webinar. Jennifer Elizabeth Thorne, M.D., Ph.D., will  update us on her recent birdshot uveitis research. 


Dr. Thorne is the Cross Family Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, where she is also chief of the Division of Ocular Immunology. She holds a joint appointment as professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Register in advance for this webinar at


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Autoimmune Community Summit


Join us for this year's Autoimmune Community Summit on October 21st and 22nd!

Register here for this free 2-day event of virtual presentations by leading autoimmune experts. 

While attending the Summit, be sure and visit BUSNA in the virtual Exhibit Area, where you'll find information about Birdshot Uveitis!

Read our blog for more details. 

You might even want to check out a few sessions from last year's summit! 

On a Walk
Walktober 2022
started October 1st!   

Each step is an opportunity to spend time outdoors and a commitment to walking daily. Set a goal and challenge yourself. Invite friends and family to join your team or support you towards your goal with a donation to BUSNA.

No need to register! Just email your weekly distance to Christine.griffith@busna.org by Sunday afternoon.

Get healthier by walking! 
Group Meeting

Birdshot Day

In 2019, Christine Griffith 

hosted a Birdshot Day in Philadelphia. It was an amazing gathering of birdies, medical professionals and tech reps, and afterwards, several birdies were inspired enough to establish BUSNA!


In 2022 we are facilitating a few virtual educational events. (Check out Dr. Thorne's 10/25 webinar and the Autoimmune Community Summit on 10/21-22!)


We're hoping that we can meet for an in-person Birdshot Day in 2023! 


Spring Fundraiser

In 2021 BUSNA held a 'Spring into Bloom Auction' to support Birdshot research. This year, 2022, we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary with a Birthday Calendar fundraiser. 


Each of the photographs featured in the calendar were taken by "birdies". 

Each donation is greatly appreciated!

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The Gathering

​We love hosting casual online gatherings in which a small number of us Birdies can chat about our birdshot concerns. Who knows? Maybe someone else has the same frustration as you!


Thanks to all those who joined us on October 3rd. Our virtual meet-up was abundant in friendship, support, and shared experiences.