Ask The Experts 2016

Winter/Spring Teleconference 2016

February 2016
Affairs of the Heart: Lupus and Relationships
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (CST)


Presenter: Molly Dennis, MSW

Description: February is Heart Month and we know that the heart and cardiovascular system, like other organ systems of the body, can be affected by lupus. Lupus can also affect affairs of the heart and relationships. Is your life filled with satisfying relationships and love? Do you feel that others understand your lupus and the demands that it places on you? Join us for this teleconference and explore ways to improve interpersonal relationships and build lasting bonds.

March 2016
Lupus and the Kidneys
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CST)


Presenter: Dr. Michael P. Madaio, Sydenstricker Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

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

April 2016
Lupus & Mental Health: How to Know You’re in Trouble
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Presenter: Stacie Camp Bennett, MA, LPC, LCAS

Description: Life with lupus can be challenging. With symptoms that come and go, disease flares and remissions, and the uncertainty of what each day will bring, it’s normal to experience feelings of unhappiness, frustration, anger, or sadness. However, there is a difference between temporary negative feelings and negative feelings that become overwhelming and long-lasting, which may signal a serious but treatable illness. Join us to learn how to determine the difference and recognize and properly treat symptoms.

May 2016
Lupus & Primary Care
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Presenter: Adegbenga A. Bankole MD, FACP, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine


June 2016
Lupus & the Thyroid
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Presenter: Maria Antonelli, MD from Metro Health Hospital

Description: Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. About 6 percent of people with lupus have underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, and 2 percent have overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.