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This four-part webinar series is designed to help parents understand lupus and how to care for a child or teen with the disease. Parents and children will learn how to work together to manage symptoms, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and successfully transition to adulthood.


Lupus can affect both adults and children. Childhood lupus represents approximately 20% of lupus patients, affecting about ten out of one million children per year. Caring for a child or teen with lupus requires knowledge, patience, and acceptance that certain lifestyle changes will need to be made.

Part 4 - Living Your Best Life

Austin Dalrymple, DO

Thursday, April 15, 2021 
6:30 p.m. central

Our final webinar will focus on the non-medical parts of treating lupus and YOU, including a look at the social determinants of health, complementary medicine, nutrition, exercise, and other ways to stay healthy while living with lupus. The presentation by Austin Dalrymple, DO, a pediatric rheumatologist and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Dalrymple, Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS, and Jennifer Sherker, PhsyD. The suggested audience is adolescents with lupus and their parents or guardians. 

Austin Dalrymple, DO is a pediatric rheumatologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Pittsburg State University and medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.  His work focuses on patient care as well as education of medical students, pediatrics residents, and rheumatology fellows.  His research interests include the evaluation of biomarkers in JIA and exploring the barriers to patients and families arriving at medical visits.

Jennifer Sherke, PsyD, is a Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychosocial Program Manager for Pain and for the Center for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome at CHOP.  

Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS, is a pediatric gastroenterologist and Nutrition Pediatrician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is Director of the Nutrition Support Service, Section Chief of Nutrition in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical Director of the Clinical Nutrition Department and Director of the Integrative Health Program.

Adriane Mayo is a volunteer for the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter and lupus support group facilitator. She has lived with lupus for nearly 30 years, diagnosed at the age of 12 after years of symptoms. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Social Science and is a married mother of two in Camp Hill.