2014 Ask the Experts
Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home.
Live teleconferences last one hour and are accessible via a toll-free number. Teleconferences will also be recorded and posted online. Pre-registration is required. Call-in/log-in information will be provided to all registrants one week before the event.
View the list of National Webcasts.
Listen to previously recorded teleconference from Winter/Spring 2014 and 2013
Lupus and the Skin
July 9, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Speaker: Dr. Frank Santoro, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center
Lupus on the skin can come in multiple forms with the most common findings of butterfly rashes, rashes from sunlight, and discoid lesions (scarring, disfiguring lesions). We will discuss the role of the immune, hormonal and environmental factors in the skin disease of lupus. We will review newer therapies and their efficacy in skin disease. Lastly, we will stress the importance of prevention through use of sunscreens, avoidance of the sun and clothing that blocks ultraviolet light.
Lupus and Depression
August 7, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 pm EST
Speaker: Beatrice Lazaroff, Ph.D.
Reactions like anger, fear and depression are a normal part of having a chronic illness such as lupus. These emotions are signals from the body and mind that all is not well and that it is time to use your coping skills. When these emotions are dealt with appropriately, they can provide an opportunity to grow and gain new insights into your life.
Nutrition and Rheumatic Diseases
September 4, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Roxanne Sukol, Cleveland Clinic
Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for lupus. Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system.
Lupus and Disability
October 18, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 am EST
Speaker: Lisa Gonzales-Goetz
This educational teleconference will help you navigate the often frustrating issues surrounding disability. You will learn what SSDI/SSI is, the qualifications, how to apply, what you need to know to be prepared and other related topics.
Lupus and Stress
November 13, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Speaker: Cindy Coney
Physical and emotional stresses are among the suspected triggers for a lupus flare. People with lupus should reduce stress to help them cope with lupus and improve their overall well-being.
This Ask The Experts series is offered as a free service of the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter. All costs of services for patients and families are underwritten by the fundraising efforts of the DC/MD/VA Chapter, including the Walk to End Lupus Now™.
Presentations are available online. You may submit a question to the expert through the 15th of each topic month and answers will be posted the following month.
Treatment of Lupus in 2014
Presenter: Dr. Joan Merrill
Pregnancy and Lupus (en Español)
Presenter: Dr. Jorge Sanchez Guerrero
Dealing with Holiday Stress
Presenter: Cindy Coney
Living Well with Lupus
For more information on webcasts, Click Here.
2013 Teleconference Recordings