Ask the Experts: Teleconference Series
Lupus: 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.
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.
Lupus & the Skin
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (CST)
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 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.
Lupus and Intimacy
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CST)
Presenter: Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, RN-BC
Description: Sexual problems are frequent in many people with chronic diseases. Join Iris Zink as she discusses maintaining a healthy intimate relationship despite lupus.
Tools for Living Well with Lupus
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm CST
Presenter: Bené E. Williams, LMSW
Description: Wellness can be defined as an “active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.” Learn tips and how to live well with lupus through self-management skills including communication, stress reduction, physical activity, a healthy diet and personal responsibility.
Lupus and Depression
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Presenter: Brian Poole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brigham Young University
Description: Life with lupus can be challenging. With symptoms that come and go, disease flares and remissions, and the uncertainty of what each day may bring, it’s normal to experience feelings of fear, frustration, anger, or sadness. However, there is a difference between temporary negative feelings and negative feelings that become overwhelming and long-lasting, which may signal a serious but treatable illness. Join us to learn more about depression and lupus, when to seek professional help, and how to recognize and properly treat symptoms.
Lupus and Pregnancy
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST
Presenter: David Gazeley, MD, Rheumatologist, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Description: Pregnancy is no longer considered an impossibility if you have lupus. Advancing technology and better understanding of the disease and its effects on the body have improved pregnancy outcomes over the last 40 years. Join us for this session to learn more about lupus and pregnancy.
Registration is required.