Feb. 13, 2017 2:30 pm—Nov. 30, 2017 3:30 pm |

2017 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 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013.


February 2017

Eating Smart for a Healthy Heart
with Emily Rubin RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian
Thomas Jefferson University Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Heart disease and stroke are typically associated with risk factors like advancing age, smoking, gender and high blood pressure. However, these factors do not fully explain the increased risk of heart disease and stroke for people with lupus. In fact, research has shown that having lupus, and undergoing treatment can, in itself, be a substantial risk factor for cardiovascular disease. You are not powerless though! One positive lifestyle change you can make to reduce your risk is to eat smart for a healthy heart. Join us and learn more about eating wisely!

Download the presentation (PDF)


March 2017

Working With Your Pharmacist - 3.22.17

With: Susan Corbett, PharmD, RPh, and Lupus Thriver

Learn how to manage those different medications and communicate with an important member of your health care team, your pharmacist.  Also learn about all the different medications you need to manage day to day and learn tips on avoiding side effects and drug interactions.

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April 2017

An Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits 

With: Andrew Salata, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process.  The presentation will review additional considerations for women receiving Social Security, and how Social Security assists families.

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May 2017

Workplace Accommodation for Individuals with Lupus 

With: Attorney R. Patrick White, LFA Georgia Chapter Board Chair 

People living with lupus may not know their rights in the workplace. This teleconference will address how to work with your employer to put together a plan to prioritize your health issues and determine the types of accommodation you may need at your place of work.

June 2017

Clinical Trials 101

With: Dr. Namieta Janssen, Rheumatologist from Houston, TX

This presentation is an overview on how clinical trials work, why it's beneficial to participate, and the latest trials focused on treatment for lupus. 

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July 2017

Teens with Lupus: Transitioning into Adulthood

With:  Austin Dalrymple, DO; Pediatric Rheumatologist & Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Saint Louis University and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

As a teenager living with lupus, learning how to take charge of one’s own healthcare will assist with better health outcomes as an adult. Teens with lupus and their parents will learn more about this transitional time and receive helpful tips and tools to prepare teenagers with lupus to successfully manage their illness through the adult years. 

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August 2017

Let’s Talk about Lupus and the Eyes
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM, EST

The latest in prevention, diagnostics and treatment options for a wide spectrum of eye conditions - from the routine to the complex. Learn why Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute is ranked No. 1 in Ohio and No. 8 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.

Presenter: Careen Lowder, MD, PhD, Cole Eye Institute; Cleveland Clinic

Must register by Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Register Here

September 2017

Cardiovascular Disease and Lupus 

With George Stojan, M.D.

Heart disease is a major complication of lupus and is now a leading cause of death among people with lupus. There are several ways to decrease your risk for developing lupus-related disease, including reporting changes in symptoms to your doctor right away and having and understanding of the major risk factors. This teleconference will address everything you need to know about how to live heart healthy with lupus.

Download the presentation (PDF)

October 2017

Think Again: Coping with Lupus Fog

With Pamela Thorpe, M.D. FACP, Lupus Survivor since 2001, Currently Medical Director of Pharmacovigilance in the Pharmaceutical Industry since 2007

As many as half of all people with lupus describe feelings of confusion, fatigue, memory loss, and difficulty expressing their thoughts. This collection of symptoms is termed cognitive dysfunction. Learn more about "lupus fog", its symptoms and treatment options.

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November 2017

Wellness Coach: A Healthy Approach to Lupus
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM, EST

Committing to a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming. Join Erica Daniel as she provides you with a process to work actively towards a better quality of health by providing support, encouragement, education, and tools. 

Presenter: Erica Daniel – CEO & Founder of Elnspire LLC, Speaker, Author, Coach

Must Register by Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Register Here

The 2017 Ask The Experts Teleconference Series was made possible, in part, by the Mecklenburg County Medical Society's Smith Arthritis Grant.



Registration is required.

Phone: 877-849-8271

Email: info@lupusnc.org