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Lupus and You: Answers, Advocacy & Action

Each year, the chapter sponsors empowering programs that feature local and national speakers knowledgeable in the diagnosis, treatment, and research efforts of Lupus and related disorders. Speakers include those living with lupus and in the specialty areas of rheumatology, psychiatry, nephrology, cardiology, and more. Plus, hear from other lupus warriors and caregivers!


Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It is a series of live educational webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home. Participate in several or just the one that most interests you.

Missed an event? No problem. We record them all because they are Worth the Watch!

Lupus and Health Disparities

Lupus and Health Disparities

Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster will discuss how lupus disproportionately impacts women and minorities, as well as how public health disparities increase time to diagnosis and access to care.

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm EST

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Register today! 



Navigating the Pediatric Lupus Journey Webinar Series Part 4 - Pediatric Lupus: Living Your Best Life

Our final webinar will focus on the non-medical parts of treating lupus and YOU, including a look at the social determinants of health, complementary medicine, nutrition, exercise, and other ways to stay healthy while living with lupus. The presentation by Austin Dalrymple, DO, a pediatric rheumatologist and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Dalrymple and Jennifer Sherker, PhsyD. The suggested audience is adolescents with lupus and their parents or guardians.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

7:30 pm EST

Register today!

Lupus and Pain Management

Lupus and Pain Management 

Join us as we hear from Dr. Pegram and Dr. Michaud from Advanced Pain Care in Central Texas. They will discuss lupus, treatments, and options to manage pain caused by lupus. Dr. Pegram has built his reputation on quality patient care while Dr. Michaud started as a nurse before becoming a doctor. This has helped him to have compassion and better care for his patients.

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Bone Health - Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: Prevention and Treatment Options

Bone Health - Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: Prevention and Treatment Options

Presented by Linda Brecher, DO, FACOI, FACR Associate Professor of Medicine, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. This in-depth discussion will explain what osteoporosis is, who's at risk, how to prevent it, treatment options, and more.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Register today!

Empowerment Mini-Series 

With a lupus diagnosis comes many questions. In the Empowerment Mini-Series, we help you go from surviving to thriving. We will cover topics on a variety of issues in less than 20 minutes. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us for a quick lesson!

Exercise for Lupus Patients Part 1

Exercise helps keep our bones and muscles strong. In Exercise for Lupus Patients physical therapist, Dr. Robert Voorhees discusses the benefits of an active lifestyle and offers concrete ways for lupus patients to adopt an exercise regimen. Dr. Voorhees balances notes of caution and potential mobility limitations (e.g., bed rest, wheelchair use, etc.) to empower us to move our bodies safely and live life to the fullest.

Watch it here. 

Annual Florida Lupus Empowerment Conference

Every year Floridians from all over the state gather to learn from leading experts and meet fellow lupus warriors and caregivers. While we can't be together in person this year, we will be meeting virtually and providing an equaling empowering, and moving experience.

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