2016 Ask the Experts Teleconference Series
Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home.
Live teleconferences last one hour and are accessible via a toll-free number. Teleconferences will also be recorded and posted online. Pre-registration is required. Call-in/log-in information will be provided to all registrants one week before the event.
Click here to listen to teleconference recordings and view past presentations from 2015, 2014, & 2013.
Affairs of the Heart: Lupus and Relationships
Presenter: Molly Dennis, MSW, Health Partners Plans
February is Heart Month and we know that the heart and cardiovascular system, like other organ systems of the body, can be affected by lupus. Lupus can also affect affairs of the heart and relationships. Is your life filled with satisfying relationships and love? Do you feel that others understand your lupus and the demands that it places on you? Join us for this teleconference and explore ways to improve interpersonal relationships and build lasting bonds.
Lupus and the Kidneys
Presenter: Dr. Michael P. Madaio, Sydenstricker Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Did you know that an estimated 40% of all people living with lupus will develop kidney complications? This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
Lupus & Mental Health: How to Know You’re in Trouble
Presenter: Stacie Camp Bennett, MA, LPC, LCAS
Life with lupus can be challenging. With symptoms that come and go, disease flares and remissions, and the uncertainty of what each day will bring, it’s normal to experience feelings of unhappiness, frustration, anger, or sadness. However, there is a difference between temporary negative feelings and negative feelings that become overwhelming and long-lasting, which may signal a serious but treatable illness. Join us to learn how to determine the difference and recognize and properly treat symptoms.
Lupus and Primary Care
Presenter: Adegbenga A. Bankole MD, FACP, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
The Primary Care Physician plays an important role in quality care to patients with lupus. This teleconference covers the impact of lupus on diseases that are cared for by PCPs, ranging from hypertension to cancer and teach you preventive measures to take.
Lupus and the Thyroid
Presenter: Maria Antonelli, MD from Metro Health Hospital
Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. About 6 percent of people with lupus have underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, and 2 percent have overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.
Finances 101: Living with a Chronic Illness
Presenters: Shawn Arrington, President and CEO and Shanna Tedder, Financial Services Educator and Advisor, White Rhino Financial
Everyone should have a financial plan to protect themselves and their loved ones. Living with a chronic illness causes unique day-to-day and long-term financial challenges. The teleconference will empower and educate those living with a chronic illness, their loved ones and caretakers regarding ways to proactively organize their finances and strategically plan for their unpredictable circumstances.
Lupus & the Bones: Diagnosing & Treating Osteoporosis
Presenter: Kathryn M. Diemer, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Women with lupus are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are nearly five times more likely to experience a fracture. Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments available including calcium, vitamin D and FDA approved medications.
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Presenter: Danine Fruge, MD, ABFP, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
Take charge of your daily life through proper disease management, communication, and positive lifestyle changes.
Lupus & Dental Health
Presenter: Presenter: Diane Earle, DDS, MBA, Kool Smiles
It is important to understand the relationship of oral health to overall health and wellness. Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm EST
Presenter: Jon Schultz, Board Certified Physical Therapist, Postural Restoration Clinician, and Heart Math
Description: How would it feel to sleep better, have more energy for you & your family, and experience less pain with simple, drug free, cost effective self- monitoring strategies? Join us to learn how to optimize your health with evidence based tools.
by Tuesday, November 15
English: Steroid Use in Children with Lupus; Dr. Emily von Scheven
Spanish: Diagnosing Lupus; Dr. Jorge Sanchez-Guerrero
MAY - JUNE
English: Mental Health in Pediatric Lupus; Dr. Laura Schannberg
Spanish: General Management of Lupus; Dr. Luis Vila
English: Lupus and the Eyes; Dr. Johnathan Solomon
Spanish: Caregiving; Liliana Torres
English: Clinical Research ; Dr. Richard Furie
Spanish: Clinical Research ; Dr. Dinora Dominguez
English: Caregiving; Dr. Afton Hasset
Spanish: Pediatric Lupus ; Dr. Ivonne Arroyo
The 2016 Ask The Experts Teleconference Series was made possible, in part, by the Mecklenburg County Medical Society's Smith Arthritis Grant.
Registration is required.