Resources from the Georgia Lupus Empowerment Summit
Gary Gilkeson, MD
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, MUSC
Dr. Gilkeson was awarded a grant to conduct a clinical study looking at the use of adult human mesenchymal stem cells in severe cases of lupus where the patients haven’t responded to other therapies. He will explain how stem cells can become other types of cells and tissues and how this may be of use to lupus patients.
Gary Myerson, MD
Dr. Myerson will share the basics of lupus, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Whether you are newly diagnosed or simply want to learn more about lupus, this is a great opportunity to expand you understanding of lupus.
Jason Cobb, MD
An estimated 1 in 3 people living with lupus will develop kidney issues that require medical attention and treatment. Learn more about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options as it relates to kidney involvement.
Cristina Cara, MBA,RD,LD
What’s on your plate? Learn about nutrition tips and healthy living in order to sustain energy and nourish cells in your body.
Berneta L. Haynes
Learn how to find answers to some of the most complex medical billing questions, including how to file insurance appeals, read your medical bills, and get payment assistance for your bills.
Attorney R. Patrick White, Board Chair, LFAGA Board of Directors
You have rights in the workplace, such as reasonable accommodation and more!
Attorneys Winnie P. Pannell and Anjel Burgess, Burgess and Christensen
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!
Experience how easy it is to participate in this gentle exercise that reduces stress, joint stiffness, and fatigue!
Beth Passehl's WebMD Yoga Videos:
Susana Falagian, MD and Cristina Drenkard, MD
Esta reunión incluye información sobre el lupus y cómo crear un estilo de vida saludable mientras viven con una enfermedad crónica. Únase a nosotros para esta sesión informative.
Bené E. Williams, LMSW
Learn tips and how live well with lupus through coping techniques and SLE management.
Dr. Brenda Paulen, D.M.D.
Some medications prescribed for lupus can increase the risk of dental disease. Dr. Abelman will discuss the link between lupus and dental problems and ways to pay more attention to oral health.