Aug. 07, 2014 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 privacy of your home.

The series is provided at no cost to participants. Space is limited. Must pre-register no later than one week prior to program date.

REGISTER HERE

Live teleconferences last one hour and are accessible via a toll-free number. Calls will be recorded and posted online. Registration is required. After you register, the call-in information will be emailed
to you.

We highly recommend that you join the calls. If you missed the SPRING Teleconferences please click on 2014 Ask the Experts Teleconfernce Recordings

SUMMER/FALL

Lupus and Depression
August 7, 2014
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Speaker: Beatrice Lazaroff, Ph.D.

Reactions like anger, fear and depression are a normal part of having a chronic illness such as lupus.  These emotions are signals from the body and mind that all is not well and that it is time to use your coping skills.  When these emotions are dealt with appropriately, they can provide an opportunity to grow and gain new insights into your life. 


Nutrition and Rheumatic Diseases
September 4, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Speaker:  Dr. Roxanne Sukol of the Cleveland Clinic

Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for lupus. Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system.


Lupus and Disability
October 18, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Speaker:  Lisa Gonzales-Goetz

This educational teleconference will help you navigate the often frustrating issues surrounding disability. You will learn what SSDI/SSI is, the qualifications, how to apply, what you need to know to be prepared and other related topics.


Lupus and Stress
November 13, 2014
6:00 pm –7:00 pm

Speaker:  Cindy Coney

Physical and emotional stresses are among the suspected triggers for a lupus flare.  People with lupus should reduce stress to help them cope with lupus and improve their overall well-being.


This Ask The Experts series is offered as a free service of the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter. All costs of services for patients and families are underwritten by the fundraising efforts of the Heartland Chapter, including the Walk to End Lupus Now™.

WEBCASTS

Presentations are available online. You may submit a question to the expert through the 15th of each topic month and answers will be posted the following month.

Treatment of Lupus in 2014
July
Presenter: Dr. Joan Merrill

Pregnancy and Lupus
July
Presenter: Dr. Jorge Sanchez Guerrero

Dealing with Holiday Stress
October
Presenter: Cindy Coney

Living Well with Lupus
December
Presenter: TBA

For more information on Webcast Click Here.

Registration is required.

More information

Phone: 800-958-7876

Email: info@lfaheartland.org

Cost: Free