Jan. 31, 2017 11:30 pm—Feb. 01, 2017 12:30 am | Teleconference

2016 LFA Teleconference & Webcasts Series


2017 programs will be posted in January 2017.


Presentations are available online.  You may submit a question to the expert through the 15th of each topic month and answers will be posted the following month. Submit a question here.



  • Understanding & Managing the Stress of Caregiving

February 2015 - Presenter: Sharon Mack, Lupus Foundation of America Health Educator    Presentation and audio available here.

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Lupus Anticoagulant

May 2015 - Presenter: Elisabet Svenungsson, Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Karolinska University Hospital.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus Diagnosis

July 2015 - Presenter: Presenter: Dr. Donald Thomas, Arthritis and Pain Associates, Greenbelt, MD, author of The Lupus Encyclopedia  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Children and Lupus

September 2015 - Presenter: Dr. Stacy P. Ardoin, Ohio State University.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Legal Issues: Social Security and Lupus

November 2015 - Presenter: Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Affairs of the Heart:  Lupus and Relationships

February 2016 - Presenter: Molly Dennis, MSW.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus and the Kidneys

March 2016 - Presenter: Dr. Micheal P. Madalo, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus and Mental Health: How to know when you're in trouble.

April 2016 - Presenter: Stacie Camp Bennett, MA, LPC, LCAS: Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus & Primary Care

May 2016 - Presenter: Adegbenga A. Bankole M.D., FACP, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus and the Thyroid

June 2016 - Presenter: Dr. Maria Antonelli, Metro Health Hospital.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Finances 101: Living with a Chronic Illness

July 2016 - Presenters: Shawn Arrington, President and CEO and Shanna Tedder, Financial Services Educator and Advisor, White Rhino Financial

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  • Lupus & the Bones: Diagnosing & Treating Osteoporosis

August 2017 - Presenter: Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Women with lupus are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are nearly five times more likely to experience a fracture. Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments available including calcium, vitamin D and FDA approved medications.

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  • Living a Healthy Lifestyle

September 2016 - Presenter: Danine Fruge, MD, ABFP, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

Take charge of your daily life through proper disease management, communication, and positive lifestyle changes.

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  • Lupus & Dental Health

October 2016 - Presenter: Presenter: Diane Earle, DDS, MBA, Kool Smiles

It is important to understand the relationship of oral health to overall health and wellness. Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms.

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  • Stress Management

Presenter: Jon Schultz, Board Certified Physical Therapist, Postural Restoration Clinician and Heart Math. (copy of program-coming soon)


Registration is required.


The comfort of your home.

Phone: 713-529-0126

Email: rcantu@lupustexas.org

Cost: FREE