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Lupus Education & Information

The Heartland Chapter provides education, information and assistance to people affected by lupus throughout our chapter territory. We collaborate with experts to provide clear, easy-to-use information, programs and resources to help you navigate every step of your journey with lupus.

Hydroxychloroquine: Facts vs. Fiction
Live Webinar
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
6:00 p.m. (CDT)

The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a COVID-19 treatment is back in the news. Join Dr. David Batt, Indiana University Health Physicians Rheumatology as he provides an overview and answers your questions as they relate to HCQ and lupus.

REGISTER HERE and we will send you the information to join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone or by calling in. 

David S. Batt MD is Service Line Chief/Medical Director at Indiana University Health Physicians Rheumatology (IUHP).  After receiving his bachelor’s in science from Penn State University, he graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia and did his internship and residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  His fellowship in rheumatology was completed at Indiana University Medical Center. 

Dr. Batt is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a member of the Marion County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association and the American College of Rheumatology.  Dr. Batt serves on numerous speaker bureaus and has been named six times in Indianapolis Monthly magazine’s list of Top Docs.

Online Yoga Classes

Stressed much? We know how tough these times are and we want to help! The Heartland Chapter along with Alia El-Qunni from Redefining Lupus, are releasing a series of Yoga videos on our Facebook and Instagram  pages. You can watch and participate when it is convenient for you. Or watch on our YouTube Channel

Then, join us on Facebook Live every Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. and we can all participate together.

Lupus Education

Through collaboration with lupus medical experts, we offer a number of free educational programs for people affected by lupus. These programs are held throughout our chapter territory and include topic specific workshops, half-day education conferences, and online educational programs. 

Watch  our Facebook Live recording as Dr. Al Kim from the Washington University Lupus Clinic discusses recent advancements in research and hopeful new therapies on the horizon. 

Watch Donald Thomas, Jr., author of "The Lupus Encyclopedia" gives the keynote presentation at the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter's 2019 St. Louis Lupus Education Conference. This is a must watch for people who are affected by lupus.

Watch Our Facebook Live recording as Dr. Al Kim from the Washington University Lupus Clinic answers questions about COVID-19.

Information & Referral 

We provide accurate information, literature, resources and referrals to help people with lupus better understand and manage their disease.  If you would like to receive more information about lupus, a listing of physicians who treat lupus, or our New Patient Information Packet, please contact us at 314-644-2222 or 800-958-7876 or [email protected].

Looking for local resources?  Check out our HEARTLAND CHAPTER RESOURCES page. 

Lupus Symptom Checklist

With lupus, every symptom matters. This checklist can help you keep track of symptoms and communicate about them to your doctor.

Lupus Symptom Checklist