Mar. 22, 2014—Sep. 06, 2014 |

2014 Lupus Empowerment Series

This eight-city series of educational seminars will provide individuals affected by lupus with methods for not only living, but also thriving. The seminars will provide information on two different topics and participants will learn from both subject matter experts and a panel of individuals living with lupus. Feel empowered to take charge of your health!


Winter/Spring Seminars

GREENVILLE
When: Saturday, March 22nd
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834

Part 1:  Coping with Lupus
Presenter: Shenae Whitehead, MA, LPC, Lupus Thriver

Having lupus can make the demands of everyday life challenging. You should not ignore the limitations that come with this disease but there are steps you can take to stay active with work, relationships, and events that enrich your life. These actions and strategies can lighten the burden of your illness and allow you to lead a life of accomplishment and achievement.

Part 2: Lupus and Overlapping Disease
Presenter: Dr. Edward L. Treadwell, The Brody School of Medicine-ECU

Although lupus most often occurs alone, many people with lupus also have symptoms characteristic of one or more of the other connective tissue diseases. In this circumstance, a physician may use the term "overlap" to describe the illness. Learn about several well-recognized overlaps that may affect people with lupus and how they are treated and managed.


WINSTON-SALEM
When: Saturday, March 22nd
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Mazie S. Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive Winston Salem, NC 27105

Part 1: Understanding Lupus
Presenter: Dr. Nilamadhab Mishra, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

An introduction to the basics of lupus  and effective management of the disease for the newly diagnosed, individuals who may be seeking a diagnosis, or anyone who may need a refresher.  Dr. Mishra will provide current, medically accurate information  on lupus, its symptoms, and treatments.

Part 2: Lessons in Lupus
Panel Discussion

Having lupus can make the demands of everyday life challenging. Participants will learn from a panel of individuals living with lupus that, although lupus is a life threatening disease, quality of life and longevity can be attainable for a person living with lupus.


RALEIGH
When: Saturday, May 31st
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7506 Falls of Neuse Road Raleigh, NC 27615

Topic 1: Lupus and the Kidneys
Presenter: Dr. Keisha Gibson, UNC Kidney Center

Did you know that an estimated 40% of all people living with lupus will develop kidney complications?  This seminar will address complications, medical evaluation, and treatment options as it relates to kidney involvement in individuals living with lupus.

Part 2: Lessons in Lupus
Panel Discussion

Having lupus can make the demands of everyday life challenging. Participants will learn from a panel of individuals living with lupus that, although lupus is a life threatening disease, quality of life and longevity can be attainable for a person living with lupus.


FAYETTEVILLE
When: Saturday, May 31st
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Miller Motte College, Room 108, 3725 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28311

Topic 1: Lupus and Exercise
Presenter: Michelle Martin, PT, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center

Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity.  Learn about the many benefits of exercise and how to modify movements from a Licensed Physical Therapist.

Part 2: Coping with Lupus
Presenter: Shenae Whitehead, MA, LPC, Lupus Thriver

Having lupus can make the demands of everyday life challenging. You should not ignore the limitations that come with this disease but there are steps you can take to stay active with work, relationships, and events that enrich your life. These actions and strategies can lighten the burden of your illness and allow you to lead a life of accomplishment and achievement.


ASHEVILLE
When: Saturday, June 21st
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: AB Technical Community College, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801

Topic 1: Lupus and Nutrition
Presenter: Elizabeth Pavka, PhD, RD, LD/N

Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for lupus. Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system.

Topic 2: Lupus and the Kidneys
Presenter: Dr. Word-Sims, Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates

Did you know that an estimated 40% of all people living with lupus will develop kidney complications?  This educational seminar will address complications, medical evaluation, and treatment options as it relates to kidney involvement in individuals living with lupus.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Must register by Wednesday, June 18th.
There is no charge to attend the seminar.
Light refreshments will be served.


WILMINGTON
When: Saturday, June 21st
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Northeast Regional Public Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405

Topic 1: Lupus and the Heart
Presenter: Dr. Paul Payne, Wilmington Health

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any part of your body, most often your joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood, or brain. Heart disease is a major complication of lupus. It is now a leading cause of death among people with lupus.  Learn about warning signs, treatment options, and what you can do to keep your heart healthy.

Topic 2: Lupus and Exercise
Presenter: Michele Hardee, PTA, Physical Therapy for Women

Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity.  Learn about the many benefits of exercise and how to modify movements from a Licensed Physical Therapist.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Must register by Wednesday, June 18th.
There is no charge to attend the seminar.
Light refreshments will be served.


CHARLOTTE
When: Saturday,  September 6th
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center, 1073 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

Topic 1: Lupus and the Musculoskeletal System
Presenter: Dr. Stacy Kennedy, Rowan Diagnostic Clinic

It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain or have inflammation of certain muscle groups, which causes weakness and loss of strength. More than 90 percent of people with lupus will experience joint and/or muscle pain at some time during the course of their illness. Learn more about the difference ways in which lupus can affect the musculoskeletal system and possible treatments.

Topic 2: Lupus and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Presenter: Dr. Sheetal S. Vora, Levine Children's Specialty Center

In addition to medications and other medical care from doctors, a large and growing number of people turn to other healing practices to try to improve their health.  Learn more about these diverse therapies and the importance of discussing these practices with your doctor.

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Must register by Wednesday, September 3rd.
There is no charge to attend the seminar.
Light refreshments will be served.


GREENSBORO
When: Saturday, September 6th
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Guilford Technical Community College, 3505 E Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405

Topic 1: Health-Related Exercise for People with Lupus
Presenter: William B. Karper, Ed.D., UNC-Greensboro

Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity.  Learn about the many benefits of exercise and how to modify movements.

Part 2: Lupus and Overlapping Disease
Presenter: Dr. Anthony S. Anderson, Greensboro Medical Associates

Although lupus most often occurs alone, many people with lupus also have symptoms characteristic of one or more of the other connective tissue diseases.  In this circumstance, a physician may use the term "overlap" to describe the illness.  Learn about several well-recognized overlaps that may affect people with lupus and how they are treated and managed.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Must register by Wednesday, September 3rd.
There is no charge to attend the seminar.
Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

Phone: 877-849-8271

Email: patientservices@lupusnc.org