2013 Georgia Lupus Summit Presentations

Putting the Pieces Together

Despite its prevalence, lupus remains one of the least recognizable and most misunderstood diseases in both the medical and lay communities. Join us to learn about coping and thriving with lupus from medical experts, lupus champions and more!

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Opening Sessions:

Unsinkable Spirit: The Power of Human Resiliency - Download the Presentation
Cindy Coney, MEd
Drawing on her own personal zest for living and expertise in resiliency, this uplifting keynote address focuses on finding and strengthening the unsinkable spirit which lies within each of us.  Cindy, diagnosed with lupus three decades ago, teaches you how to make the successful transition from a healthy “old life” to a fulfilling ”new normal.” Visit her website at www.cindyconey.com.


Lupus Treatment and Research Updates - Download the Presentation
Gary Gilkeson, MD
Dr. Gilkeson will provide an overview of current lupus research and the prospects for the future of lupus treatments. Learn how to better manage your lupus and make knowledgeable decisions regarding your treatment plan.

Breakout Sessions

Lupus 101- The Basics - Download the Presentation
Jagindra Mangru, MD
Newly diagnosed? This session is designed to provide you with basic information regarding recommended lifestyle changes one should make,how to develop your treatment team, and how you can be proactive in managing lupus.

Jennifer M. Hnat, RDN - Download the Presentation
Learn about nutrition tips and healthy living in order to sustain energy, decrease inflammation/flares, and nourish the cells in your body.

CNS Lupus and Cognitive Dysfunction - Download the Presentation
Gloria Gaston, MD
This session will provide you with a comprehensive overview of how lupus can affect your brain, causing symptoms of cognitive disfunction which can include confusion, memory loss, and fatigue.

SS Disability - Download the Presentation
Attorney Winnie Pannell
Can lupus patients qualify for disability? What is the process to obtain disability? When should I apply? This session will answer these questions and more!

Workplace Accommodation - Download the Presentation
Attorney Patrick White
You have rights in the workplace such as reasonable accommodation and more!

Lupus and the Heart - Download the Presentation
Demir Baykal, MD
Learn how to manage your cardiovascular health hile living with lupus.

Therapeutic Yoga - Download the Presentation
Beth Passehl
Experience how easy it is to participate in this gentle exercise that reduces stress, joint stiffness,
and fatigue!

Lupus Resource Tool Kit - Download this Presentation
Kim Schofield, Rosemary Graham, Teri Emond
Resources for daily living, including resources for reduced-price medications, physicians, and more.