Jun. 13, 2016 6:00 pm | At Home

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.

Download Previously Recorded Teleconferences



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.


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
Stress Management

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.


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.

More information

Phone: 800-958-7876

Email: info@lfaheartland.org

Cost: Free