'In the Loop - Healthy Living with Lupus' Symposium
Save the date of Sat., October 17th, for our annual 'In the Loop - Healthy Living with Lupus' symposium. Due to COVID-19, this year's symposium will be a virtual event.
NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist and Certified Life Coach, is our keynote speaker ('It’s Okay To... Laugh: Boosting Your Mental Health and Wellness One Giggle at a Time'). You may have seen NaKaisha recently on WTHR News where she did a six-week series offering mental health tips. Join NaKaisha, also known as The Laughter Coach, as she shares with the lupus community the importance of caring for yourself and using laughter as a mental health boosting tool, especially during difficult times. You will laugh, ponder, and be inspired by this thought-provoking keynote presented by one of our community’s mental health leaders. So get your smiles ready for a giggle of a time!
NaKaisha's keynote is the only live real-time segment of the symposium. It will be presented at 11:00 am on Sat, Oct. 17th.
The five breakout session topics are being pre-recorded so that you have access to watch them at your convenience as often as you'd like.
TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
Lupus and Medication Management (Dr. Steven Neucks, Rheumatologist)
Synopsis: Medications used to treat lupus range in strength from mild to extremely strong. Often times, several drugs are used in combination to control the disease. However, all medications have side effects that require monitoring. Dr. Neucks will talk about the various medications used to treat lupus, their side effects, how to manage those side effects, and the importance of compliance.
Lupus and COVID-19 (Dr. David Batt, Rheumatologist)
Synopsis: This presentation will focus on the concerns that lupus patients may have regarding their disease during the COVID pandemic such as risks of hospitalizations, continuation of their medications and vaccinations.
Research: Past, Present and Future (Dr. Gary Gilkeson, Rheumatologist)
Synopsis: This session will cover recent updates in understanding lupus, in precision medicine by determining what therapy would work best in what patient, and in soon-to-be approved therapies and therapies on the horizon.
Managing Your Lupus and the Importance of Honest, Open Communication with Yourself, Your Doctor and Healthcare Team (Cindy Fiske, BSN)
Synopsis: Learn more about how to better manage your lupus with tips on communicating with your healthcare team and resources that can help you monitor your symptoms.
In addition to registering for the entire program, since not all topics may be of interest to you, we are providing the opportunity to register for the individual pre-recorded breakout sessions. You will be able to watch any breakout sessions you register for at your convenience as often as you like.
Last day to register is Thur, Oct 15th, so don't risk forgetting and register now!
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For those who need help paying for their ticket, a limited number of scholarships are available by calling our office at 317.225.4400 or emailing Damiah Woodmore.