The first meetup of the Autoimmune Illness Support Group was held at Novena, Singapore today. We had 3 people attend, which is not too bad an effort when there was no advertising of the group’s activity outside of the Meetup.com website!
It was great to be able to share our experiences and information about our conditions with each other. We also talked about how to grow the group and the types of activities that we could organise.
The three people who attended the meetup and their associated conditions:
- Sherry Soon (livedoid vasculitis and Raynaud’s phenomena) – Organiser
- Blair Layton (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis)
- Estan Low (Central D. Insipidus & vitiligo)
The Initial goal for the group is to provide a forum for people to share their stories and understand how others with autoimmune conditions manage their illness(es). Once the group has grown its membership we would like to increase awareness of autoimmune conditions in Singapore and engage health professionals to discuss the latest information on autoimmune conditions.
The Singapore Autoimmune Illness Support Group will hold its next meetup in May. If you are interested in joining please signup at the Meetup.com website and tell us a bit about yourself. We hope you can join our event and benefit from sharing information with other members in the group.