26th Annual Maryland Lupus Summit
Join Us and Feel Empowered to Take Charge of Your Health!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am
Summit: 9:00am - 3:30pm
John Hopkins University Turner Auditorium
720 Rutland Avenue Baltimore, MD
Opening Plenary Session
Michelle Petri, MD, MPH
A great deal is happening in lupus-related research. This presentation will update participants on recent research developments and their impact on those affected by lupus. Dr. Petri will provide an overview of current lupus research and the prospects for the future of lupus treatments. Learn how to better manage your lupus and make knowledgeable decisions regarding your treatment plan.
Warm-Up with Tai Chi
Sean Vasaitis, PhD
Learn some techniques from an ancient Chinese martial art that will get you relaxed and energized. Tai Chi is practiced for health and relaxation, and it will reduce stress and increase your sense of wellbeing. Tai Chi offers a simple, easy way to exercise the mind and body.
Lupus and the Heart
Adnan N Kiani M.D., M.P.H
Lupus patients are at increased risk of experiencing cardiovascular complications and at an earlier age than the general population. This session will address what you need to know to live a heart-healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of cardiovascular complications from lupus including reporting changes in symptoms to your doctor right away and having and understanding of the major risk factors.
Living with Lupus: Managing your Health Through Healthy Choices
Diana Sugiuchi, RD/LDN, ACSM-HFS
This session covers how to eat right and stay active while living with lupus. Although there is no miracle diet for lupus, there are guidelines that can help every patient. Learn about foods that may aggravate your lupus and others that may prevent heart disease. Also learn about how to overcome barriers related to purchasing healthy foods and managing a heart healthy diet.
This session is presented in part by Community Health Charities
Howard Hauptman, MD
Have you been recently diagnosed with lupus or know someone who has? Perhaps you wonder if you're at risk or want a refresher on the basics of lupus, its symptoms and treatments. Dr. Hauptman covers the basic questions-- who, what, how. The focus will be those things within the patient's control and what they can do to help themselves in the management of their disease. Resources for lupus patients and their families will be covered as well as barriers that some patients face in trying to access help.
Building Resiliency and Managing Transitions
Lisa Covington, MSW, LSW
This support group presentation focuses on the tenets of resiliency in relation to critical stress factors and the constant adaptations and transitions associated with lupus. Lisa will cover topics such as boundaries, overcoming obstacles, understanding limitations and negotiating transitions.
Cognitive Issues and Lupus
Sarah Weden Psy. D
Many people with lupus describe confusion, fatigue, forgetfulness, distractibility and difficulty expressing their thoughts- what is referred as cognitive impairment. Learm more about how lupus can impact your brain, or cognitive functioniong, and what treatment options are available.
Lupus and Navigating the Disability Process
Sharon Christie, RN.Esq
Learn everything you need to know about applying for disability. Do you qualify, when should you apply, how long does it take? Sharon Christie, a nurse-attorney will answer all of your questions on this complex issue including what the application process entails and how to overcome common challenges.
Managing Life as a Lupus Caregiver
Michelle Sun Smith, PhD
If you are a support system for someone living with lupus, you may feel challenged on how to offer the best support to your loved one. Learning coping skills and remaining healthy yourself is important. This Caregivers ONLY session offers an opportunity for family and friends of people with lupus to discuss the unique challenges associated with caring for someone with the disease.
Lupus and Men
Paul DeMarco, MD
Lupus is often portrayed as a woman's disease, but it is important to realize that ten percent of lupus patients are males and there is information and support available to help male patients better manage lupus. This breakout session will address concerns and research related to enhancing the health of male lupus patients.
Afternoon Warm-up Yoga
Lorena Lues Wellness Group Trainer and Certified Holistic Health Coach
Engaging in physical activity can help reduce joint stiffness, fatigue and stress while improving overall quality of life. But, it is common for people with lupus to often feel tired, achy, and unable to participate in exercise. As a mental health counselor, Lorena integrates her love of yoga into her sessions with clients and has witnessed positive changes as a result of adding yoga and meditation to their daily routines. In her session she will encourage attendees to embrace their individuality and let go of toxic baggage in order to access their full potential.
Closing Plenary Session
The Lupus Secrets
Donald Thomas Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, CCD
This session will provide people with lupus information on tangible actions that can improve their health. Dr. Thomas will go through each “secret” describing the rationale behind each recommendation and what the most important things all SLE patients should do on a regular basis in order to manage their lupus the best they can.
Continuing education credits-$75.00 (pre-registration fee)
Continuing education credits (CE) are available for social workers. This program is Approved by the National Assocition of Social Workers (Approval #886635724-2029) for 4 Social Work Continuing Education Contact hours. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.
For more information, please contact Nalani Tarrant at PatientNavigator@LupusDMV.org or 202-787-5830.
The Summit features a variety of venders that will be onsite throughout the day featuring products to enhance your health.
Day of Logistics
- Enter through the large glass doors on the first floor and registration is downstairs on the ground level.
- There is a security booth on Rutland Avenue if you need assistance.
- You may bring bag lunch or pre-purchase a box lunch (deadline is Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 pm - please call our office to purchase a box lunch). Onsite lunch orders will NOT be accepted.
- If you require special accommodations please contact info@LupusDMV.org
Metro Accessible: Johns Hopkins University Turner Auditorium is conveniently located off the Johns Hopkins Hospital Metro Station on the Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins Hospital metro line.
|MD-295 Northbound:||Head north on MD-295 N. Turn right onto W Mulberry St. Continue onto Orleans St. Turn left onto N Washington St. Turn left onto E Madison St. Turn left onto Rutland Ave. Destination will be on the right.|
|I-83 Southbound:||Head southeast on I-83 S. Take exit 3 for Guilford Avenue. Merge onto Guilford Ave. Turn right onto E Read St. Take the 3rd right onto N Calvert St. Take the 3rd right onto E Biddle St. Turn right onto N Broadway. Turn left onto Ashland Ave. Take the 1st right onto Rutland Ave. Destination will be on the right.|
|US-40 Eastbound:||Head east on US-40 E/Baltimore National Pike toward N Rolling Rd. Continue to follow US-40 E. Continue onto W Mulberry St. Continue onto Orleans St. Turn left onto N Washington St. Turn left onto N Washington St. Turn left onto E Madison St. Turn left onto Rutland Ave. Destination will be on the right|
|US-40 Westbound:||Head southwest on US-40 W toward 68th St. Turn right onto N Washington St. Turn left onto E Madison St. Turn left onto Rutland Ave. Destination will be on the right.|
Where to Park: Washington Street Garage (701 N. Washington St.)
There will be a shuttle providing transportation between Washington Garage and Turner Auditorium from: 8-10:00 a.m. and again from 2-4:00 p.m.
Summits are provided as a FREE service to lupus patients and their families; costs are underwritten by our fundraising efforts including our Maryland Walk to End Lupus Now!
We look forward to seeing you at this comprehensive program that allows you to connect with members of the lupus community and improve your health!
Thank-you to our Summit Sponsor for their generous support: