2018 Lupus Empowerment Series: Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts is part of the 2018 Lupus Empowerment Series. Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts 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.

This Ask The Experts series is offered as a free service of the Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter.  All costs of services for patients and families are underwritten by the fundraising efforts of the Florida Chapter, including the Walk to End Lupus Now™.

Live teleconferences last one hour and are accessible via a toll-free number. Teleconferences will also be recorded and posted online. Pre-registration is required. Call-in/log-in information will be provided to all registrants a day before the event. 


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2018 Lupus Empowerment Series: Ask the Experts Teleconferences


Lupus and the Skin Teleconference
Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Presenter: Sofia Chaudhry, M.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Description: Approximately 2/3 of people with lupus will experience some type of effect on their skin. Learn about skin rashes and the impact of sun exposure on lupus patients. Basic treatment options and measures that can be taken to help prevent lupus skin rashes will be discussed.

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Dr. Sofia Chaudhry, M.D. Biography

Lupus and the Skin Presentation


Research Update
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Presenter: Samuel Pegram, M.D., Rheumatologist, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston

Description: We know more about lupus research today than we did 10 years ago. Join us for this Ask the Experts Session and hear about the latest in lupus research.

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Lupus Making the Diagnosis
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Presenter: Stacy Ardoin, MD, adult and pediatric rheumatologist, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Nationwide Children’s

Description: Lupus is a complex and multifaceted disease. It is difficult to diagnose because each person has different symptoms of varying degrees and they mimic many other diseases. The diagnosis can take years to confirm. Join us as a lupus expert discusses the process of making a lupus diagnosis. The presentation will provide an overview of the ACR criteria, lupus signs and symptoms, and what a physician considers before making a diagnosis.

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The Holistic Approach to Diet and Lupus Teleconference
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM, EST

Presenter: Carrie Holley-Hurt, Holistic Health Coach

Description: In this teleconference, Carrie Holley-Hurt will talk about the connection between diet and inflammation, and provide practical tools so you can create a diet that works for you by improving your quality of life.

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Reiki and Its Effects on Lupus Teleconference
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM, EST

Presenter: Bryce Goebel, LRMT, Empowering You to Heal

Description: Stress in those living with lupus affects the mind, body, and spirit in negative ways. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include chronic pain relief, reduction of negative side effects, and relaxation. Join us to learn about Reiki and how to use it to help manage your stress throughout your whole self.

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