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.
View the list of National Webcasts.
Lupus and the Skin
July 14, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST
Speaker: Frank Santoro, M.D.
Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some type of skin disease, called cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores (lesions), most of which will appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, ears, neck, arms, and legs. Join us to hear Dr. Santoro discuss how lupus can affect your skin and effective treatment options.
Lupus and Female Issues: From Puberty to Menopause
August 13, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Speaker: Dr. Amber R. Cooper
Women living with lupus face a variety of challenges regarding their reproductive health. Dr. Amber R. Cooper, board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, will discuss how lupus, and the medication used to treat the disease, can affect menstrual function, pregnancy, contraception, menopause, and fertility.
Coping with Lupus
September 29, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
Speaker: Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D.
When you’re first diagnosed with lupus, you will hear about treatment options and the importance of preventing flares—but you may not hear that lupus can have an emotional effect on you as well. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, sad, and anxious, but the good news is there are ways to help you cope with those feelings. Join us for this teleconference with Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D., founder and director of the Center for Coping, author of the Coping with Lupus and Lupus Q&A books and a licensed psychologist as he addresses important questions one might have and offers practical coping strategies to help those with lupus live their lives to the fullest.
Lupus de los Riñones
7 de octubre 2015
6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Ponente: Carlos Pancorvo, M.D., Dallas Nephrology Associates, Dallas, Texas
Lupus nefritis es el término usado cuando el lupus provoca inflamación en los riñones. Se estima que hasta el 40 por ciento de todas las personas con lupus desarrollarán complicaciones renales que requieren tratamiento y evaluación médica. El Dr. Carlos Pancorvo hablará de el diagnóstico, visitas medicas, complicaciones renales, biopsia renal, tratamiento renal y pronóstico renal.
Lupus and the Kidneys
October 7, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Presenter: Arti Gupta, M.D., Dallas Nephrology Associates, Dallas, Texas
Lupus nephritis is the term used when lupus causes inflammation in the kidneys. It is estimated that as many as 40 percent of all people with lupus will develop kidney complications that require medical evaluation and treatment. Dr. Arti Gupta will address diagnosis, monitoring, kidney complications, kidney biopsy, kidney treatment, and kidney prognosis.
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. Click here for more information
Understanding & Managing the Stress of Caregiving
Presenter: Sharon Mack
Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Lupus Anticoagulants
Lupus Diagnosis (2 presentations; one in English and one in Spanish)
Children and Lupus (2 presentation; one in English and one in Spanish)
Legal Issues: Social Security and Lupus