Oct. 27, 2018 9:30 am |

‘In the Loop - Healthy Living with Lupus’ Symposium

IN the LoopHold the date for this year's 'In the Loop - Healthy Living with Lupus' educational symposium being provided by our Chapter! Attendees will be able to select topics of interest from morning and afternoon breakout sessions led by local professionals.  


Saturday, October 27, 2018


8:30-9:30 am

Check-in, continental breakfast and exhibit booths available

9:30 am-4:15 pm

Formal part of program with keynote speaker and breakout sessions

4:15-5:00 pm

Snacks available in ballroom for people who would like to stay and socialize 


Crowne Plaza Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd. in Indianapolis

Speakers and topics:

KeynoteChef Wendell Fowler - Nutrition to Reduce Inflammation and Healthy Eating on a Budget

CBD Oil and Pain Management - Dr. Gary Gettelfinger, IU Health Advanced Pain Center 
Relationships and Lupus (Spousal, Family, Friends, Employers and Co-Workers) - NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks, D.U.O. EmpowerMEnt Services 
Understanding the Natural Process of Lupus - Dr. Robert Prather, The Prather Practice 
Alternative Methods for Maximum Health (Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Nutrition, and Chiropractic Care) - Dr. Robert Prather, The Prather Practice
What You Might Not Know About Lupus - Dr. David Batt, Indiana University Health Physicians Rheumatology
Lupus and the Central Nervous System - Dr. Steven Neucks, Rehabilitation Associates of Indiana
Lupus Research and Clinical Trials – Maria Silk, Eli Lilly and Company
Depression, Stress and Anxiety Management - Dr. Martha Rodriquez, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University

Downloadable schedule (Please note that we do not anticipate changes to this schedule but there is always that possibility.)

Purchase tickets

$20 ticket price includes continental heart-healthy breakfast and buffet lunch. Scholarships are available for people with lupus by calling our office at 317.225.4400 or emailing Shelly at shelly@lupusindiana.org.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY TUES, OCT 23. If you would like to register after that date, please call the office at 317.225.4400 or 800.948.8806 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Hotel Room Reservations
If you will be coming to Indianapolis on Friday evening and require hotel accommodations, a group rate of $159/night is available for a limited number of rooms. The hotel offers an indoor pool and exercise room for guests' enjoyment. To book a hotel room at this rate, visit  https://book.passkey.com/e/49709923  or call 317.244.6861 and ask for reservations department or Dina Moore and provide group code "LUP" or tell reservationist that you are with the Lupus Foundation. This group rate is available Fri, Oct 26-Sun, Oct 28. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONCE OUR BLOCK OF ROOMS IS RESERVED, THE ROOM RATE WILL LIKELY INCREASE.
If you book a reservation and later need to cancel, please visit https://book.passkey.com/e/49709923?mode=find-res

Downloadable flier

Thank You to Our Sponsors Who Help Make This Event Possible

Presenting Sponsor:


Lunch Sponsor:

Advocate Sponsor:

Patron Sponsors:

Hancock Regional Hospital


Exhibitors: GlaxoSmithKline, Chef Wendell Fowler, D.U.O. EmpowerMEnt Services,  The Prather Practice, Shalom Health Center, Zilis


Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

View the 2017 symposium presentations