Oct. 25, 2014 9:00 am | Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel

14th Annual NC Lupus Summit

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus.  The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus.

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel
4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612

Event Schedule

9:00am - 9:45am         Check-in and Exhibit Browsing
9:15am - 9:45am         Gentle Morning Yoga
10:00am - 11:00am     Opening Session: Keynote Address
11:15am - 12:15pm     Morning Session Workshops
12:30pm - 1:30pm       Lunch Session
1:45pm - 2:45pm         Afternoon Session Workshops
3:00pm - 3:30pm         Closing Session

Confirmed Session Topics

Lupus 101

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Rogers - UNC-Thurston Arthritis Research Center

This session is designed for both the newly diagnosed patient and anyone needing a refresher in the basics.  Learn about current, medically accurate information on lupus, its symptoms, treatments and coping techniques.

Lupus and Intimacy

Presenter: Diane Parks, NP - The Woman's Well

A chronic disease affects both partners in a relationship in many ways, but rarely is intimacy on the list of topics discussed either at the doctor's office or at home.  Having an exhausting and painful chronic illness such as lupus makes it all the more challenging—yet important—to communicate.

Lupus and the Skin

Presenter: Dr. Adela Rambi G. Cardones - Duke Dermatology

Two-thirds of individuals with lupus will develop some type of skin disease. This session will focus on the environmental effects, symptoms, prevention methods, and treatment associated with lupus and the skin and other skin-related issues.

Patient-Caregiver Communication

Presenter: Debra Eng, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

We know that effective communication between patients and caregivers leads to better health outcomes. You can significantly improve your relationship with your caregiver if you view the relationship as a partnership in which you and your family members are active participants. Learn about the importance of effective communication and how to value your relationships in this session.

Complementary and Alternative Treatments

Presenter: Dr. Evangeline Lausier - Duke Integrative Medicine Center

In addition to medications and traditional medical care from doctors, there is an increased interest in other healing practices to try to improve overall health. These diverse therapies -- used either with conventional medicine (complementary) or instead of conventional medicine (alternative) -- include homeopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, massage therapy, meditation, and supplements. Learn more about scientific research regarding specific types of complementary and alternative medicine in this session.



Registration is required.


4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612