Feb. 28, 2017 6:30 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.

Download Previously Recorded Teleconferences

February 2017

Eat Smart For A Healthy Heart

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 PM, CST

Heart disease and stroke are typically associated with risk factors like advancing age, smoking, gender and high blood pressure. However, these factors do not fully explain the increased risk of heart disease and stroke for people with lupus. In fact, research has shown that having lupus, and undergoing treatment can, in itself, be a substantial risk factor for cardiovascular disease.  You are not powerless though!  One positive lifestyle change you can make to reduce your risk is to eatsmart for a healthy heart.  Join us and learn more about eating wisely!

Presenter: Emily Rubin RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian for Thomas Jefferson University Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


March 2017 

Working with Your Pharmacist

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM, CST

Learn how to manage those different medications and communicate with an important member of your health care team, your pharmacist.  Also learn about all the different medications you need to manage day to day and learn tips on avoiding side effects and drug interactions.

Presenter: Susan Corbett, PharmD, RPh, and Lupus Thriver


April 2017

An Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM, CST

The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process.  The presentation will review additional considerations for women receiving Social Security, and how Social Security assists families.

Presenter: Andrew Salata, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration


May 2017 

Workplace Accommodation for Individuals with Lupus

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM, CST

People living with lupus may not know their rights in the workplace. This teleconference will address how to work with your employer to put together a plan to prioritize your health issues and determine the types of accommodation you may need at your place of work.

Presenter: Attorney R. Patrick White, LFA, Georgia Chapter Board Chair


June 2017 

Clinical Trials 101

Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM, CST

An overview on how clinical trials work, why it is beneficial to participate, and the latest trials focused on treatments for lupus

Presenter: Dr. Namieta Janssen, Rheumatologist from Houston, TX 


Registration is required.

More information

Phone: 800-958-7876

Email: info@lfaheartland.org

Cost: Free