Ask The Experts

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. Participate in several or just the one that most interests you.

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

Regional Teleconferences

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.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Lupus and Intimacy
with Lisa Covington, MSW, LCSW-C

Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00AM - 12:00 PM
Clinical Trial Education
with Karen Obmaces & Linda Willies

Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00AM - 12:00 PM
Lupus and Men
with Dr. Joseph Shanahan

Thursday, May 1, 2014
7:00PM - 8:00 PM
Living with Lupus: An Insider's Perspective
with Pamela Turnbo Thorpe, MD, FACP

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00PM - 8:00 PM
Vivir con Lupus
with Levka Barbosa, MD, FACR, PA

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
7:00PM - 8:00 PM
Pediactric Lupus
with Dr. Reema Syed


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Presentations are available online through the links below. Submit a question to the expert through the 15th of each topic month and answers will be posted the following month. We are thrilled to be able to provide this valuable free service for people with lupus, their families, caregivers and loved ones in 2013


September - October 2013
Lupus and Caregivers
with Afton Hasset, PsyD

Download Paul DelPonte's presentation (pdf).  After reviewing the presentation, submit a question to Mr. DelPonte about caregiving by no later than September 15, 2013. If you have a question about lupus that is not associated with this topic, we invite you to submit your inquiry to our lupus navigators and your question will be answered as soon as possible.

November - December 2013
Lupus and Integrative Care
with Betsy Blazek-O'Neill, MD
Participate online 

View archived webcasts