Lupus: Ask the Experts Teleconference Series
Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences 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.
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 one week before the event.
Caring for the Caregiver
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST
Presenter: Elissa Lewin, MA, Founder/President, Nancy’s House
February is Heart Month and we know that the heart and cardiovascular system, like other organ systems of the body, can be affected by lupus. Lupus can also affect affairs of the heart and relationships. What happens when someone you love Is diagnosed with lupus? It can be hard to understand the needs of our loved one especially when the signs and symptoms of lupus aren’t always obvious. Feelings and emotions can get overwhelming, but taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do to support your loved one. The stronger you remain—physically and mentally—the more support you will be able to offer. Join us to learn some tips to care for the caregiver.
Reiki and Its Effects on Lupus
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: Bryce Goebel, LRMT, Empowering You to Heal
Stress in those living with lupus effects 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.
The Holistic Approach to Diet and Lupus
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: Carrie Holley-Hurt, Holistic Health Coach
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.
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
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.
Lupus Research Update
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:00 – 9:00 PM EST
Presenter: Samuel Pegram, M.D., Rheumatologist, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houst
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.
Lupus & the Skin
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
Approximately 2/3 of people with lupus will experience some type of effet 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.
Dates for August-November coming soon