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News & Stories

Podcasts | Jun. 30, 2015

Ask the Expert - Lupus Diagnosis

Ask The Experts: Dr. Donald Thomas, author of The Lupus Encyclopedia, provides information about diagnosis of lupus.

Magazine | Jan. 16, 2015

Lupus in 2025

Lupus experts predict next years of progress

Video | Nov. 15, 2014

LFA-REAL™ System is First-of-its-Kind Tool to Monitor Disease Activity

LFA-REAL is a two part system, based on a series of simple questions and observations, to determine a treatment’s impact on the patient’s health and daily life.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2012

AVISE™ SLE: Improving Diagnosis, Improving Care

A single test that can help diagnose a complex disease like lupus by ruling out other potential diseases could help physicians reach a definitive diagnosis in a shorter period of time. The AVISE™ SLE test has been shown to do just that.

Research News | Sep. 27, 2012

New Intel Technology Could Facilitate Lupus Diagnosis

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and Intel Corporation have created a novel silicon chip that can help identify people with a particularly severe form of lupus.

Research News | Aug. 01, 2012

Study Holds Promise for Predicting Lupus Progression

Scientists could be a step closer to identifying and treating early cases of lupus, before the onset of organ-damaging illness.

Podcasts | May. 07, 2012

Diagnosing Lupus

Dr. John Harley, director of the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, provides an overview of how lupus is diagnosed.

Podcasts | Nov. 09, 2011

Cross Cultural Validation of Quality of Life Measure for Lupus

Dr. Meenakshi Jolly, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses the results of a study to validate an instrument to measure disease activity and quality of life.

Podcasts | Nov. 08, 2011

Validation of Revised Classification Criteria for Lupus

Dr. Michelle Petri of the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center discusses the results of a study that evaluated revised criteria for diagnosing lupus.

General News | Apr. 13, 2011

Lupus Foundation of America and RN.com Launch New Lupus Education Program

Program provides lupus education to nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.

Video | Feb. 14, 2011

C4d as Markers of Lupus Nephritis

Dr. Amy Kao of the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute in Pittsburgh, discusses her research to evaluate the use of CD4 molecules on T-cells as a possible marker for diagnosing lupus nephritis and the potential benefits of a marker for this serious complication of lupus.


Events

May. 20, 2016 12:00 am—May. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Put On Purple 2016

On May 20th, Put on Purple™ to show your support for the millions of people affected by lupus. It’s an easy way to raise awareness about this cruel and mysterious disease. Learn more by visiting lupusfl.org/pages/put-on-purple and submit your photos!

May. 04, 2016 7:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Marlins Lupus Awareness Night

Join us for a night of raising awareness and fun as the Miami Marlins strike out lupus against the Arizona Diamondbacks!

May. 03, 2016 | Online

Great Give 2016

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day.

Jun. 13, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Thyroid: Ask the Experts

Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach

Join us at the Palm Beach Zoo as we Walk to End Lupus Now and raise awareness and funds for those suffering from lupus.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando

Join us for our inagural Walk to End Lupus Now in Orlando. Come spend the afternoon with us to raise awareness and much needed funds for those suffering from the cruel mystery of lupus.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

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.

Nov. 08, 2014 9:30 am | Gregg Chapel AME Church

Panhandle 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.

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach 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.

May. 18, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and Primary Care: Ask the Experts

Join us to discuss the importance of the role a Primary Care Physician plays in ensuring quality care to patients 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