Nov. 27, 2017—Dec. 31, 2018 | Via Teleconference & Webcast

2018 Ask The Experts Teleconference Series

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, are free of charge by accessing a toll free phone number, and provide lifesaving information that you can utilize to better manage your lupus.

Pre-Registration is required. All registered participants will receive call-in/log-in information one week before the event along with any support materials.

Click here to listen to archived teleconference recordings and view past presentations.


February 2018

Caring for the Caregiver

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)

Presenter: Elissa Lewin, MA, Founder/President, Nancy’s House

Description: February is Heart Month and we know that the heart and cardiovascular system, like other organ systems of the body, can be affected by lupus.  Lupus can also affect affairs of the heart and relationships.  What happens when someone you love Is diagnosed with lupus?  It can be hard to understand the needs of our loved one especially when the signs and symptoms of lupus aren’t always obvious.  Feelings and emotions can get overwhelming, but taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do to support your loved one.  The stronger you remain—physically and mentally—the more support you will be able to offer.  Join us to learn some tips to care for the caregiver.

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March 2018

Reiki and Its Effects on Lupus

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)

Presenter: Bryce Goebel, LRMT, Empowering You to Heal

Description: Stress in those living with lupus effects the mind, body, and spirit in negative ways. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include chronic pain relief, reduction of negative side effects, and relaxation. Join us to learn about Reiki and how to use it to help manage your stress throughout your whole self.

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April 2018

The Holistic Approach to Diet and Lupus

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)

Presenter: Carrie Holley-Hurt, Holistic Health Coach

Description:  In this teleconference, Carrie Holley-Hurt will talk about the connection between diet and inflammation, and provide practical tools so you can create a diet that works for you by improving your quality of life.

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May 2018

Lupus: Making the Diagnosis

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)

Presenter: Stacy Ardoin, MD, adult and pediatric rheumatologist, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Nationwide Children’s

Description: Lupus is a complex and multifaceted disease. It is difficult to diagnose because each person has different symptoms of varying degrees and they mimic many other diseases. The diagnosis can take years to confirm. Join us as a lupus expert discusses the process of making a lupus diagnosis. The presentation will provide an overview of the ACR criteria, lupus signs and symptoms, and what a physician considers before making a diagnosis.

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June 2018

Research Update

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:00 – 9:00 pm (EST)

Presenter: Samuel Pegram, MD, Rheumatologist, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston

Description:  TBA


Summer/Fall Topics 2018:

July: Lupus and the Skin, TBA  

August: Lupus and Intimacy, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)

September:  Resources You Need, TBA     

October: Managing the Doctor/Patient Relationship, TBA   

November: Lupus and Pregnancy, TBA     

December: Transitioning from Childhood Care to Adolescent Care to Adult Care, TBA 

Registration is required.

Phone: 215-517-5070


Cost: Free