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St. Louis Lupus Education Conference

Joins us for this informational conference to learn more about how you can take charge of lupus and live well with the disease. Meet others living with lupus and bring your questions.



Lupus Education Conference
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Lodge Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131




Dr. Donald D. Thomas, Jr., MD
Dr. Thomas is  the author of the acclaimed “The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families”. He is past chair of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and is in private practice in Greenbelt, MD.

Keynote Presentation: Living Longer and Better with Lupus

Unlike many other diseases, lupus can become more active due to many avoidable triggers in our daily lives. There are many things that patients can do in order to lower their risk for flares and to improve their disease control and longevity. In addition, other factors such as infections and heart attacks play a large role in patients doing poorly, and there are important steps that patients can take proactively to avoid them. Dr. Thomas will share the most recent medical knowledge on positive steps that patients can take to better control their lupus and improve their quality of life and live longer.

Understanding Lupus Lab Tests

Deepali Sen, MD 
Co-Director, Lupus Clinic at Washington University, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine
Different laboratory tests are used to detect physical changes or conditions that can occur with lupus. Each test result adds more information to the picture your doctor is forming of your disease. It is important to understand these common laboratory tests so you can feel confident as you work with your doctor to better understand your health.

Neuromuscular Symptoms of Lupus

Roula al-Dahhak, MD
Assistant professor of Neuromuscular Diseases in the Department of Neurology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Neuromuscular disorders occur when the communication between the nervous system and muscles are interrupted. Join Dr. al-Dahhak as she discusses the manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Dr. al-Dahhak will also offer guidance to help you make the most of your provider visit.

The conference will conclude with Ask the Doctor breakout sessions and small Group Sharing breakout sessions where you can learn and share with others living with lupus.  

Flu shots and blood pressure screenings provided by Walgreens.
Exhibitor booths and door prizes.  

The cost is $10 which covers coffee, snacks and lunch.