Sep. 21, 2013 9:00 am | Kansas City

Kansas City Behind the Mask Education Conference

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2nd Annual Behind the Mask Lupus Educational Conference

You are invited to the Second Annual "Behind the Mask" Lupus Educational Conference, presented by the LFA-Heartland Chapter on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The conference will be located at the Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus in  Curry Auditorium. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for registration.

There is a $10 attendance fee, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch at the event. Information along with parking instructions will be given to you upon registration for the conference.

Lupus Conference Topics

Parents Caring for Children with Lupus
Elizabeth Kessler, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Caring for a child with lupus is a great challenge for any family. After the diagnosis of lupus is made, the first step for every parent is to learn as much as possible about the disease and the special needs of a child with lupus. Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.

Healthy Living with Lupus
Kathryn J. Brewer, PhD ABD, LPC, NCC
Founder & Clinical Director, The Center for Healing & Recovery
Chronic illness affects both your mind and body. Regardless of whether it is physical pain or emotional distress, you can learn to tolerate and regulate these symptoms to live a more healthy and effective life each day. Learn which coping skills work best for you.

Lupus Medications: The Benefits and Challenges
Kevin Latinis, MD, PhD, Latinis Rheumatology
Medications play an important role in the care of people living with lupus. Medications used to treat lupus range in strength from mild to extremely strong, and have side effects that need to be monitored. Learn more about the myriad drugs used to treat lupus and the advantages and risks associated with them.

****Please note, there will be no refunds for purchased tickets

Registration is required by Aug. 18, 2013.


Curry Auditorium
Research Medical Center Brookside Campus
6601 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131

More information

Phone: (800) 958-7876


Cost: $10 covers lunch costs