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 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.
May 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Lupus & Primary Care
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Presenter: Adegbenga A. Bankole MD, FACP, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Join us to discuss the importance of the role a Primary Care Physician plays in ensuring quality care to patients with lupus. This teleconference will cover the impact of lupus on diseases that are cared for by PCPs, ranging from hypertension to cancer and teach you preventive measures to take.
June 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Lupus & the Thyroid
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Presenter: Maria Antonelli, MD from Metro Health Hospital
Description: Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. About 6 percent of people with lupus have underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, and 2 percent have overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.
July 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Finances 101: Living with a Chronic Illness
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CST)
Presenter: Shawn Arrington & Shanna Tedder, White Rhino Financial
Description: Everyone should have a financial plan to protect themselves and their loved ones. Living with a chronic illness causes unique day-to-day and long-term financial challenges.
The teleconference will empower and educate those living with a chronic illness, their loved ones and caretakers regarding ways to proactively organize their finances and strategically plan for their unpredictable circumstances.
August 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Lupus & the Bones: Diagnosing & Treating Osteoporosis
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CST)
Presenter: Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Description: Women with lupus are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are nearly five times more likely to experience a fracture. Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments available including calcium, vitamin D and FDA approved medications.
September 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CST)
Presenter: Danine Fruge, MD, ABFP, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
Description: Take charge of your daily life through proper disease management, communication, and positive lifestyle changes.
October 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Lupus & Dental Health
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Presenter: Diane Earle, DDS, MBA, Kool Smiles
Description: It is important to understand the relationship of oral health to overall health and wellness. Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms.
November 2016 - REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm (CST)
Presenter: Jon Schultz, Board Certified Physical Therapist, Postural Restoration Clinician, and Heart Math
Description: How would it feel to sleep better, have more energy for you & your family, and experience less pain with simple, drug free, cost effective self- monitoring strategies? Join us to learn how to optimize your health with evidence based tools.
MAY - JUNE
English: Mental Health in Pediatric Lupus; Dr. Laura Schannberg
Spanish: General Management of Lupus; Dr. Luis Vila
English: Lupus and the Eyes; Dr. Johnathan Solomon
Spanish: Caregiving; Liliana Torres
English: Clinical Research ; Dr. Richard Furie
Spanish: Clinical Research ; Dr. Dinora Dominguez
English: Caregiving; Dr. Afton Hasset
Spanish: Pediatric Lupus ; Dr. Ivonne Arroyo
Registration is required.