2014 Ask the Experts
Clinical Trial Education
Saturday, March 22 | 11:00-12:00 PM (EST)
Presenters: Karen Obmaces – President of Accurate Clinical Research
Linda Willies – Benlysta Clinical Trial Participant for more than 7 yrs.
This teleconference will cover understanding how clinical trials work, frequently asked questions surrounding qualifying to be a participant, and the safety once enrolled.
Register by Saturday, March 1
Lupus and Men
Saturday April 12 | 11:00-12:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Shanahan, Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy
A lot of misinformation exists about lupus—including the incorrect belief that lupus only occurs in women. While there are many similarities on how the disease affects men and women, there are some key differences on lupus affects men. Learn about the unique effects of lupus on males living with the disease.
Register by Saturday, April 5
Living with Lupus: An Insider’s Perspective
Thursday, May 1 | 7:00- 8:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Pamela Turnbo Thorpe, MD, FACP
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Individual Living with Lupus
Because lupus is a mysterious and complex disease, a diagnosis can be quite scary. However, there may also be a measure of relief in being able to put a name to what may have been years of debilitating symptoms and misdiagnoses. Educate yourself on the basics such as the criteria for diagnosing lupus, understanding laboratory results, treatment options, and other do’s and don’ts to help you live better with lupus. As a Board Certified Internist, our speaker brings professional expertise along with her personal perspective as an individual living with lupus herself.
Register by Thursday April 24
Living with Lupus – En Español
Thursday, May 8 | 7:00- 8:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Leyka Barbosa, M.D., F.A.C.R, North Texas Joint Care, P.A.
Esta teleconferencia educativa incluye una introducción al manejo efectivo de la enfermedad y lo básico sobre el Lupus para alguien recién diagnosticado o persona que se pueda beneficiar. Recibirá información médica exacta y al día sobre el Lupus, sus síntomas, tratamientos y técnicas para combatir la enfermedad.
Register by Thursday, May 1
Wednesday, June 4 | 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Dr. Reema Syed, Pediatric Rheumatologist, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
Hearing that you have lupus, or that your child has it, can be very frightening. However, by working closely with your health care team, you can learn how to best take care of yourself and the special needs of a child with lupus. Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.
Register by Wednesday, May 28
Lupus and the Skin
Wednesday, July 9 | 7:00- 8:00 PM (EST)
Presenter: Dr. Frank Santoro, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center
Register by Wednesday, June 2