Aug. 27, 2016 9:00 am | St. Louis, MO

Lupus Education Conference - Saint Louis

                 

 

 

You are invited to the Annual Lupus Education Conference, presented by the LFA Heartland Chapter on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Check in at 9 a.m. Conference begins at 10 a.m.

Cost is $10 per person which covers a light lunch.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Lupus & Pregnancy

Pregnancy is no longer considered an impossibility if you have lupus. Advancing technology and better understanding of the disease and its effects have improved pregnancy outcomes. Learn about the myths and misconceptions that surround lupus and pregnancy, contraception and lupus, pre-pregnancy planning, medication safety, and ways to help improve pregnancy outcomes.

Katherine Temprano, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine &  Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director, Saint Louis University

Understanding Lupus Nephritis: How Research Benefits You

Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is a leading cause of hospitalization, health care costs, and mortality. Learn what lupus nephritis is, why it can be life threatening, and how current research will help reduce the impact lupus nephritis has on patients with lupus in the future.

Alfred Kim, MD, PhD
Co-Director of the Lupus Clinic at Washington University & Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine

Taking Control: Lupus and Self Care

Knowing how to care for yourself, especially when living with a chronic disease like lupus, is vital for the best possible health outcomes. Learn about chronic illness strategies and various stress reduction techniques you can use for optimal physical and emotional well-being.

Adrienne Taylor, LCSW, LSCSW, CCH
The Center for Healing & Recovery

Staying Healthy with Good Nutrition

In general, people with lupus should try to eat nutritious, well-balanced, and varied foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and moderate amounts of lean meat. Learn more about the basics of eating healthy, common inadequacies in our diet, and the true and false claims of foods that can improve health. 

Shannon Brueggemann, MS, RDN, LDN
Saint Louis University

Register Now

Online registration is open. Register Today!

 

Registration is required by Aug. 24, 2016.

Address:

The Lodge Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Road | St. Louis, MO 63131

More information

Phone: 314-644-2222

Email: rchustak@lfaheartland.org

Cost: $10.00