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Research News | Jun. 17, 2014

Study Shows American Indian and Alaska Native Populations Have a High Risk for Lupus

Additional data from the CDC National Lupus Patient Registry project demonstrates 
that lupus is a widespread disease with a significant impact.

Research News | Jan. 09, 2014

New Tool Helps to Ensure Better Representation of Minorities in Future Lupus Quality of Life Studies

Researchers now have a cost effective tool to help them better understand the burden of disease among populations at high risk for developing lupus. Learn more.

General News | Oct. 24, 2013

Black Women Develop Lupus at Younger Age with More Life-Threatening Complications

There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching epidemiology study ever conducted on the disease lupus. New data from two registries, part of the National Lupus Patient Registry (NLPR), also reveal that black females disproportionately are burdened by lupus, a devastating and complicated autoimmune disease.

Research News | Oct. 17, 2013

New Review Summarizes the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Among People with Lupus

A new study summarizes the best available evidence regarding the risk of heart disease and stroke among people with lupus.

Podcasts | Nov. 08, 2011

Study Finds Black Women Have Higher Incidence of Lupus than Previously Known

Dr. S. Sam Lim of Emery University School of Medicine discusses the Georgia Lupus Registry which found black women have a significantly higher incidence of lupus than most reports in the scientific literature.

Video | Feb. 15, 2011

Racial and Gender Differences in Lupus Epidemiology

Dr. Joseph McCune of the University of Michigan discusses preliminary data from the Michigan Lupus Registry and how this epidemiology study will help advance lupus research and treatment.


Events

May. 01, 2015—May. 31, 2015 | Florida

Know Lupus In Your Community

See what people are doing in your community to raise awareness this May for Lupus. Together we can create a future with no lupus. Do you have an event planned benefitting LFAFL, email us at info@lupusfl.org and we will add it!

May. 01, 2015 8:00 am—May. 31, 2015 12:30 am

Lupus Awareness Month

Visit our Lupus Awareness Month page to find out how you can raise awareness this May and encourage others to do the same.

May. 30, 2015 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Lupus Advocate Bureau Training

The Lupus Advocate Bureau’s (LAB) mission is to raise the awareness of lupus by sharing personal stories and accurate information about lupus and the Lupus Foundation of America (LFAFL) to targeted audiences in Florida.

May. 30, 2015 3:00 pm | Nova Southeastern University

Lupus Q&A Seminar

Join us for the largest lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

May. 13, 2015—Nov. 18, 2015 | Teleconferences and Seminars

2015 Lupus Empowerment Series: Ask The Experts

We offer an extensive variety of programs, services and resources for people living with lupus, including family members, caregivers and other members of their support systems

Jun. 15, 2015 3:00 pm—Jun. 16, 2015 4:00 pm | Capitol Hill

National Lupus Advocacy Summit

Make your voice heard by joining the hundreds of lupus activists from across the country on Capitol Hill to tell your story.

Nov. 14, 2015 12:00 pm | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida

Join us for a fun afternoon as we raise awareness for lupus at our second annual Walk to End Lupus Now in Melbourne!

Aug. 29, 2015 3:00 pm | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall

Join us for South Florida Walk to End Lupus Now at our new location at Marlins Park! Pease join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

Nov. 01, 2014 10:00 am | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Online support groups are moderated by trained facilitators and are offered several times a month in the chat room of our online community