Archived Teleconference Recordings

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Below are archived recordings from the Lupus Educational Teleconference Series. Documents denoted with (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat software.
The Lupus-Heart Connection (2/24/15)
Speaker:  Joan M. VonFeldt, M.D., MSEd.
Heart disease and stroke are typically associated with risk factors like advancing age, smoking, gender and high blood pressure. However, these factors do not fully explain the increased risk of heart disease and stroke for people with lupus. In fact, research has shown that having lupus, and undergoing treatment can, in itself, be a substantial risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
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Lupus and Stress (11/13/14)
Speaker: Cindy Coney
Physical and emotional stresses are among the suspected triggers for a lupus flare.  People with lupus should reduce stress to help them cope with lupus and improve their overall well-being.
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Lupus and Disability (10/18/14)
Speaker: Lisa Gonzalez Goetz, PA
Gonzalez & Goetz, LLC
This educational teleconference will help you navigate the often frustrating issues surrounding disability. You will learn what SSDI/SSI is, the qualifications, how to apply, what you need to know to be prepared and other related topics.
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Nutrition and Rheumatic Diseases (9/4/14)
Speaker: Dr. Roxanne Sukol, Cleveland Clinic
Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for lupus. Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system.
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Lupus and Depression (8/7/14)
Speaker: Beatrice Lazaroff, Ph.D.
Reactions like anger, fear and depression are a normal part of having a chronic illness such as lupus. These emotions are signals from the body and mind that all is not well and that it is time to use your coping skills. When these emotions are dealt with appropriately, they can provide an opportunity to grow and gain new insights into your life.ight.
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Lupus and the Skin (7/9/14)
Speaker: Dr. Frank Santoro
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of Connecticut Health Center
Lupus on the skin can come in multiple forms with the most common findings of butterfly rashes, rashes from sunlight, and discoid lesions (scarring, disfiguring lesions). We will discuss the role of the immune, hormonal and environmental factors in the skin disease of lupus. We will review newer therapies and their efficacy in skin disease. Lastly, we will stress the importance of prevention through use of sunscreens, avoidance of the sun and clothing that blocks ultraviolet light.
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Pediatric Lupus (6/4/14)
Speaker:  Dr. Reema Syed
Pediatric Rheumatologist
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
Hearing that you have lupus, or that your child has it, can be very frightening. However, by working closely with your health care team, you can learn how to best take care of yourself and the special needs of a child with lupus. Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.
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Vivir con Lupus (5/8/14)
Speaker:  Leyka Barbosa, M.D., F.A.C.R.
North Texas Joint Care, P.A.
Esta teleconferencia educativa incluye una introducción al manejo efectivo de la enfermedad y lo básico sobre el Lupus para alguien recién diagnosticado o persona que se pueda beneficiar.  Recibirá información médica exacta y al día sobre el Lupus, sus síntomas, tratamientos y técnicas para combatir la enfermedad.
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Living with Lupus: An Insider's Perspective (5/1/14)
Presented by:  Pamela Turnbo Thorpe, MD, FACP
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Individual Living with Lupus
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Lupus and Men (4/12/14)
Presented by:  Joseph Shanahan, M.D., Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy
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Clinical Trial Education (3/22/14)
Presented by: Karen Obmaces, President of Accurate Clinical Research & Linda Willies, Clinical Trial Participant for more than 7 years
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Lupus & Intimacy (2/26/14)
Presented by:  Lisa Covington, MSW, LCSW-C
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Living with Lupus (5/11/13)
Presented by: Stacy D. Kennedy, MD/MBA
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Lupus and Cognitive Dysfunction (4/18/13)
Presented by: Michael Parsons, PhD
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Managing the Doctor/Patient Relationship (3/14/13)
Presented by: Melissa Hughes, MD
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*Personal Medical Records Forms (PDF)- keep track of your doctor visits, medications, allergies and much more
Lupus and Employment (2/23/13)
Presented by: Rachel D. Ziolkowski, Esq.
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Coping and Living with Fatigue (11/1/12)
Presented by: Afton Hassett, PsyD
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Lupus and the Heart (10/9/12)
Presented by: Joan von Feldt, MD
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Living Well With Lupus (10/6/12)
Presented by: Sara Gorman
Living Well With Lupus Keynote Presentation
Lupus Treatments (9/20/12)
Presented by: Murray Urowitz, MD, FACP, FRCPC
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Parents Caring for Children with Lupus (9/11/12)
Presented by: Emily von Scheven, MD
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Social Security and Disability with Lupus (7/12/12)
Presented by: Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law
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Coping and Living with Skin Lupus (6/7/12)
Presented by: Victoria Werth, MD
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Living with Lupus (5/15/12)
Presented by: Donald Thomas, MD, FACP, FACR, CCD
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Vivir Con Lupus (5/5/12)
Presented by: Marcos E. Maldonado, MD
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Nutrition, Diet & Exercise Educational Webinar (2/16/12)
Presented by: Dr. Joe Raphael
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Advances in Lupus Research: Spotlight on Treatment (10/26/11)
Watch the webinar here.
Lupus and the Brain (11/13/10)
Presented by: Robin L. Brey, MD
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Living with Lupus (10/13/10)
Presented by: Philip Cohen, MD
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Vivir Con Lupus (10/12/10)
Presented by: Marcos E. Maldonado, MD
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Lupus and the Skin (6/12/10)
Presented by: Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD
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Disability Issues and Lupus (4/22/10)
Presented by: Winnie P. Pannell, PC
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Kidney Involvement in Lupus (3/11/10)
Presented by: Keisha L. Gibson, MD, MPH
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The Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is proud to be a source of information on lupus.  Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent individual therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information or advice, please consult your physician. If you need help finding a physician, we maintain a list of physicians who treat individuals with lupus.