Sep. 26, 2015 9:00 am | St. Louis, MO

Lupus Education Conference - Saint Louis



You are invited to the Annual Lupus Educational Conference, presented by the LFA-Heartland Chapter on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The conference will be located at the St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Campus. Check in at 9 a.m., conference begins at 10 a.m.

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

Lupus Conference Topics

Keynote Address: Advances in Lupus Research & Clinical Trials
Dr. Joan T. Merrill, M.D.
Member & Head, Clinical Pharmacology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation & Medical Director for the Lupus Foundation of America
Learn more about current lupus research and clinical trials from Dr. Joan Merrill, an expert in lupus research. Dr. Merrill will also discuss  the barriers in current treatment development and the prospects for the future of lupus treatments.

Keynote Speaker Sponsored by the St. Louis Rheumatology Association

The Physician's Perspective on Diagnosing Lupus
Alfred Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine
Co-Director of the Lupus Clinic at Washington University

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, it takes nearly six years for a person to be accurately diagnosed with lupus from the time they first noticed symptoms.  Learn why lupus is such a difficult disease to diagnose and how lupus physicians attempt to deal with the uncertainty of diagnosing lupus.

Diagnosing & Treating Osteoporosis
Kathryn M. Diemer, MD
Clinical Director of the Bone Health Program & Assistant Dean of Career Counseling at Washington University School of Medicine

Women with lupus are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are nearly five times more likely to experience a fracture. Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments available including calcium, vitamin D and FDA approved medications.

Is it Foggy in Here?  Cognitive Dysfunction & Lupus
Reema Syed, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program, Saint Louis University
As many as 60% of people with lupus report experiencing some type of cognitive complication, commonly referred to as “brain fog”. Learn more about the central nervous system, cognitive dysfunction related to lupus, and what you can do to cope with these symptoms.

Flu shots, blood pressure and body composition screenings provided by Walgreens.

We are grateful to our friends at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park for donating space for this conference.
The conference will be held in the Student Center (SC). Free parking, including handicapped parking, is available in lots A and B.

Registration is required by Sep. 21, 2015.


Saint Louis Community College
Forest Park Campus - Student Center
5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

More information

Phone: 314-644-2222


Cost: $10.00