NC Chapter Lupus Media Library

Throughout the state of NC, we provide in-person educational opportunities by way of workshops and conferences for patients, caregivers, and the medical community.  The presenters for these seminars are professionals in their field of expertise and offer a unique opportunity to learn valuable information to equip individuals in their daily journey with lupus. We have developed a robust media library of videos, audio, and presentations from past educational opportunities that you can access at any time from the comfort of your home.

Listen to teleconference recordings from our 2014 Ask the Experts Teleconference Series2013 Ask the Experts Teleconference Series.


14th Annual NC Lupus Summit Awards (2014)

Description: The Chapter Awards include three areas of honor: Champion Award, the Mission Award, and the Ruth and Jim Banbury Volunteer of the Year Award. CHAMPION AWARD - Susan Corbett of Burlington. MISSION AWARD - Kim McLean of Fayetteville. RUTH AND JIM BANBURY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD - Tammy Scott of Wilmington.


14th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Keynote Address: Dr. Joan T. Merrill

Description: Joan T. Merrill, MD, is Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), OMRF Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the Medical Director of the Lupus Foundation of America and is an active member of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics and the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium. She is the Principal Investigator of the Oklahoma Lupus Cohort which includes more than 500 patients with lupus who have donated serial blood samples and clinical information over the past decade. She has been the Principal Investigator of a number of clinical trials studying new treatments for lupus, with a research focus on understanding the individual biology of a patient in order to optimize treatment selection and dosing strategies.  She has more than 150 publications.


14th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Lupus 101

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

Description: 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.


14th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Lupus and the Gastrointestinal System

Presenter: Dr. Mary Anne Dooley, Professor of Medicine, UNC Kidney Center

Description: People with lupus may experience problems in any area of the GI system, including the surrounding organs such as the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder.  Not all of these problems will be directly related to lupus disease activity; some may be traced to side effects of medication you take or other diseases that may be present. Learn more during this session.


14th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Complementary and Alternative Treatments

Presenter: Dr. Evangeline Lausier - Duke Integrative Medicine Center

Description: 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


14th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Creative Outlets

Presenters: Kim McLean and Daniela Serna

Description: Many people find that expressing themselves through a creative outlet such as writing, art, or music, helps them feel better, especially if they are living with a chronic illness.  Hear from a panel of thrivers whom have each found their own unique way of coping with lupus.


13th Annual NC Lupus Summit Awards (2014)

Description: The Chapter Awards include three areas of honor: Champion Award, the Mission Award, and the Ruth and Jim Banbury Volunteer of the Year Award. CHAMPION AWARD – Betty & Bill Scales of Winston-Salem. MISSION AWARD – Heather Edwards of Asheville. RUTH AND JIM BANBURY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Vickie Addison of Charlotte.


13th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Lupus and Overlapping Disease (2014)

Presenter: Dr. Charles A. Withers, III, Northeast Rheumatology

Description: 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.


13th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Thriver-Caregiver Panel (2014)

Moderator: Cindy Coney

Panelists: Timeka Griffin, Robert Griffin, Crystal Cates, Ruby Mason


13th Annual NC Lupus Summit: Lupus and the Cardiopulmonary System (2014)

Presenter: Dr.  Joseph Shanahan, Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy

Description: The heart and lungs are frequently affected in people with lupus. Complications in these organs can cause a variety of problems, ranging from mild to serious or even life-threatening. Learn about common symptoms and treatments available.


Removing the Mask of Lupus: Lupus and the Kidneys (2012)

Presenter:  Dr. Lisa Nanovic Nephrology & Hypertension Consultants, PA

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


12th Annual NC Lupus Summit Lupus 101 (2012)

Presenter: Stacy Kennedy, MD, MBA of Rowan Diagnostic Clinic

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


12th Annual NC Lupus Summit Lunchtime Keynote (2012)

Presenter: Sandra Raymond, National President & CEO, Lupus Foundation of America

Description: National President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, Sandra Raymond speaks on the advances of medical research in lupus and charges the audience to be activities for changes in lupus treatment and research.


12th Annual NC Lupus Summit Opening Keynote (2012)

Presenter: Sandra Dubose-Gibson

Description: Former Mrs. Black NC and recording artist, Sandra Dubose-Gibson speaks on "unlocking your treasure within" to be a better you.


12th Annual NC Lupus Summit Awards (2012)

Description: Champion Award – Crystal Campagna; Mission Award – Barbi Manchester; Volunteers of the Year (renamed the Ruth and Jim Banbury Award)– Ruth and Jim Banbury


Lupus and the Skin Part 2 of 2- 06.23.12

Presenter: Ronea Harris-Stith, Presbyterian Dermatology South

Description: Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some type of skin disease or cutaneous lupus. Learn about the forms of skin lupus, treatments for cutaneous lupus and other skin problems that can occur when you have lupus.


Lupus and the Skin Part 1 of 2 - 06.23.12

Presenter: Ronea Harris-Stith, Presbyterian Dermatology South

Description: Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some type of skin disease or cutaneous lupus. Learn about the forms of skin lupus, treatments for cutaneous lupus and other skin problems that can occur when you have lupus.


Is it Foggy in Here? Cognitive Dysfunction & Lupus - 10.8.11

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Cook, Clinical Neuropsychology Service, Duke University Medical Center

Description: You are not alone, as many as half of all people with lupus report experiencing some type of cognitive complication, commonly referred to as “lupus fog”. Learn more about central nervous system, cognitive dysfunction related to lupus, and what you can do to cope with these symptoms.


The Singing Patient - Carla Ulbrich - 10.8.11

Presenter: The Singing Patient, Carla Ulbrich

Description: Author of How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? singer-songwriter and lupus thriver Carla Ulbrich says that having a sense of humor is essential to health. Carla has found laughter to be a lifesaver during tough times. Under the stress of multiple illnesses and constant health ''care,'' Ulbrich one day snapped and became the Singing Patient. She channeled her hard won victories and set about to reclaim her health.


A Gut Feeling- Lupus & the Gastrointestinal System - 10.8.11

Presenter: Joseph Shanahan, MD, Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy

Description: The GI system is your body’s pathway for taking in, processing, and disposing of everything you eat and drink. People with lupus may be affected by problems in any area of the GI system, including the surrounding organs such as the liver, the pancreas, the bile ducts, and the gallbladder. Learn about common gastrointestinal complications in people with lupus, including those caused by the disease and medications, and information on how to treat these symptoms.


Eating Down Inflammation Workshop - Part 2 - 8.20.11

Presenter: Charlie Reid, Chef & Amorette Hinely-Reid, Nutrition and Labeling Specialist, Compass Group

Description: This workshop covered nutritional information as it relates to inflammation issues with lupus. Also included food preparation demonstration using ingredients that can help reduce inflammation and increase bone density, including recipes and shopping tips to take home.


Eating Down Inflammation Workshop - Part 1 - 8.20.11

Presenter: Amorette Hinely-Reid, Nutrition and Labeling Specialist, Compass Group

Description: This workshop covered nutritional information as it relates to inflammation issues with lupus. Also included food preparation demonstration using ingredients that can help reduce inflammation and increase bone density, including recipes and shopping tips to take home.


Bones of Lupus Workshop - 3.26.11

Presenter: Maria Little, PT, Presbyterian Osteoporosis Center

Description: This Educational workshop focused on osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal complications of lupus. It included information on risks, detection & surgery.


What A Pain! A Lupus & the Body Workshop - 1.22.11

Presenter: Leslie Ray, Physical Therapist, Presbyterian Rehabilitation Center

Description: More than 90% of people with lupus will experience joint and or muscle pain related to their lupus. This educational workshop addresses management of severe and chronic pain associated with lupus including medications, therapies and coping strategies to help manage pain.


Overlapping Lupus: Mixed Connective Tissue Diseases (2011)

Presenter: Christine Miserandino

Description: This Presentation was 2nd Part of the Keynote Address at our 2011 Annual NC Lupus Summit. Author of The Spoon Theory, Christine Miserandino, is a writer, blogger, speaker and patient advocate from NY. She also happens to be someone who is living with Lupus. Her writing has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, medical newsletters and television media. Read more about Christine. Christine considers herself a "Professional Patient" and shares tips, tricks and even mistakes she has made along the way.


A Spoonful of Hope: My Experience with Lupus

Presenter: Christine Miserandino

Description: This Presentation was 1st Part of the Keynote Address at our 2011 Annual NC Lupus Summit. Author of The Spoon Theory, Christine Miserandino, is a writer, blogger, speaker and patient advocate from NY. She also happens to be someone who is living with Lupus. Her writing has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, medical newsletters and television media.


Lupus 101 (Part 2 of 2) - 3.27.10

Presenter: Jane Box, M.D., Box Arthritis & Rheumatology of the Carolinas

Description: This video is designed for both the newly diagnosed patient and anyone needing a refresher in the basics. The program offers current, medically accurate information on lupus, its symptoms, treatments, and coping techniques.


Lupus 101 (Part 1 of 2) - 3.27.10

Presenter: Jane Box, MD, Box Arthritis & Rheumatology of the Carolinas

Description: This video is designed for both the newly diagnosed patient and anyone needing a refresher in the basics. The program offers current, medically accurate information on lupus, its symptoms, treatments, and coping techniques.


Long Term Affects of Lupus and Medications - 9.12.09

Presenter: Alan Elliott, MD, FACR Arthritis and Osteoporosis Consultants of the Carolinas

Description: This is a video of our Long Term Affects of Lupus & Medications Workshop at the Lupus Foundation of America's 2009 Annual Symposium on Lupus which took place on 9.12.09. Patients who have had lupus over many years have concerns about long-term effects of the disease and the medications that are often prescribed for lupus. This workshop will address the questions surrounding those concerns.


Lupus & the Musculoskeletal System - 9.12.09

Presenter: Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, Asst. Prof. of Medicine - Rheumatology & Immunology, Duke University Medical Center

Description: This is a video of our Lupus & the Musculoskeletal System Workshop at the Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter's 2009 Annual Symposium on Lupus, which took place on 9.12.2009. It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain or have inflammation of certain muscle groups, which cause weakness and loss of strength. This workshop will address these symptoms which more than 90% of people with lupus experience at some point during the course of their illness.


Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities: Thriving with Lupus - 9.12.09

Presenter: CJ Scarlet, Author, Speaker, and 20-year lupus thriver

Description: The Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter presents the Keynote Address from the 2009 Annual Symposium on Lupus by CJ Scarlet, Author, Speaker, & 20-Year Lupus "Thriver".


Highlight on Men with Lupus (Steve Helms and his '67 cougar)

Description: Video highlighting Men living with Lupus. Steve Helms, and his wife Candice, discuss living with Lupus and the car they are raffling off to raise funds to fight this disease, a fully restored 1967 Cougar. Video services provided by Jeff Childers of Carolinas Medical Center.


Research Bringing Down the Barriers - 11.1.08

Presenter: Mary Anne Dooley, MD, MPH Thurston Arthritis Research Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Description: Barriers are being brought down that have obstructed basic biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and translational research for decades, and what that holds for the future of lupus research.


2008 Volunteer of the Year - 11.1.08

Description: Lupus Foundation of America Piedmont Chapter 2008 Volunteer of the Year Patricia Dunn


Getting to the Heart of It: Cardiovascular Disease in Lupus - 11.1.08

Presenter: Joseph Shanahan, MD, Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy

Description: Learn more about how lupus can affect the cardiovascular system, what treatment options are available, and steps you can take to help prevent and control serious complications.


Pain Management Workshop - Part 3/3 - 7.19.08

Presenter: Leslie Ray, PT

Description: Part 3/3 - An educational program on severe and chronic pain associated with lupus. Learn about medications, therapies, and coping strategies to help manage pain.


Pain Management Workshop - Part 2/3 - 7.19.08

Presenter: Dr. Mary Tota-Faucette, Licensed Psychologist

Description: An educational program on severe and chronic pain associated with lupus. Learn about medications Therapies and coping strategies to help manage pain.


Pain Management Workshop Part 1/3 - 7.19.08

Presenter: Sharon O'Brien PA-C

Description: An educational program on severe and chronic pain associated with lupus. Learn about medications Therapies and coping strategies to help manage pain.