Feb. 13, 2017 2:30 pm—Nov. 30, 2017 3:30 pm |

2017 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.

Click here to listen to teleconference recordings and view past presentations from 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013.


February 2017

Eating Smart for a Healthy Heart
with Emily Rubin RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian
Thomas Jefferson University Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Heart disease and stroke are typically associated with risk factors like advancing age, smoking, gender and high blood pressure. However, these factors do not fully explain the increased risk of heart disease and stroke for people with lupus. In fact, research has shown that having lupus, and undergoing treatment can, in itself, be a substantial risk factor for cardiovascular disease. You are not powerless though! One positive lifestyle change you can make to reduce your risk is to eat smart for a healthy heart. Join us and learn more about eating wisely!

Download the presentation (PDF)


March 2017

Working with Your Pharmacist
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM, EST

Learn how to manage those different medications and communicate with an important member of your health care team, your pharmacist.  Also learn about all the different medications you need to manage day to day and learn tips on avoiding side effects and drug interactions.

Presenter: Susan Corbett, PharmD, RPh, and Lupus Thriver

April 2017

An Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits
Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM, EST

The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process.  The presentation will review additional considerations for women receiving Social Security, and how Social Security assists families.

Presenter: Andrew Salata, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

Register Here

Must register by Thursday, April 6th

May 2017

Workplace Accommodation for Individuals with Lupus
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 PM, EST

People living with lupus may not know their rights in the workplace. This teleconference will address how to work with your employer to put together a plan to prioritize your health issues and determine the types of accommodation you may need at your place of work.

Presenter: Attorney R. Patrick White, LFA, Georgia Chapter Board Chair

Register Here

Must register by Thursday, May 4th

June 2017

Clinical Trials 101
Thursday, June 15,, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 PM, EST

An overview on how clinical trials work, why it is beneficial to participate, and the latest trials focused on treatments for lupus

Presenter: Dr. Namieta Janssen, Rheumatologist from Houston, TX

Register Here

Must register by Thursday, June 8th

The 2017 Ask The Experts Teleconference Series was made possible, in part, by the Mecklenburg County Medical Society's Smith Arthritis Grant.



Registration is required.

Phone: 877-849-8271

Email: info@lupusnc.org