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News & Stories

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. 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

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.

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.

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