Feb. 07, 2018 7:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2018 8:00 pm |

2018 Ask the Experts Teleconference Series

Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences 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.

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February 2018

Caring for the Caregiver
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

Presenter: Elissa Lewin, MA, Founder/President, Nancy’s House

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.  What happens when someone you love Is diagnosed with lupus?  It can be hard to understand the needs of our loved one especially when the signs and symptoms of lupus aren’t always obvious.  Feelings and emotions can get overwhelming, but taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do to support your loved one.  The stronger you remain—physically and mentally—the more support you will be able to offer.  Join us to learn some tips to care for the caregiver.

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Reiki and It's Effects On Lupus 

With Bryce Goebel, LRMT, Empowering You to Heal Description

Stress in those living with lupus affects the mind, body, and spirit in negative ways. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include chronic pain relief, reduction of negative side effects, and relaxation. Join us to learn about Reiki and how to use it to help manage your stress throughout your whole self.

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The Holistic Approach to Diet and Lupus

With Carrie Holley-Hurt, Holistic Health Coach

In this teleconference, Carrie Holley-Hurt will talk about the connection between diet and inflammation, and provide practical tools so you can create a diet that works for you by improving your quality of life.

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May 2018

Lupus: Making the Diagnosis

With Stacy Ardoin, MD, adult and pediatric rheumatologist, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Nationwide Children’s

Lupus is a complex and multifaceted disease. It is difficult to diagnose because each person has different symptoms of varying degrees and they mimic many other diseases. The diagnosis can take years to confirm. Join us as a lupus expert discusses the process of making a lupus diagnosis. The presentation will provide an overview of the ACR criteria, lupus signs and symptoms, and what a physician considers before making a diagnosis.

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June 2018

Research Update

With  Samuel Pegram, M.D., Rheumatologist, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston

 We know more about lupus research today than we did 10 years ago. Join us for this Ask the Experts Session and hear about the latest in lupus research.

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July 2018

Lupus and the Skin

With Sofia Chaudhry, M.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Approximately 2/3 of people with lupus will experience some type of effect on their skin. Learn about skin rashes and the impact of sun exposure on lupus patients. Basic treatment options and measures that can be taken to help prevent lupus skin rashes will be discussed.

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August 2018

Lupus and Intimacy
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  (EST)


Presenter: Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, RN-BC

Description: Sexual problems are frequent in many people with chronic diseases. Join Iris Zink as she discusses maintaining a healthy intimate relationship despite lupus.

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September 2018

Resources You Need
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00- 8:00 pm EST

Presenter: Bené E. Williams, LMSW

Description: Wellness can be defined as an “active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.” Learn tips and how to live well with lupus through self-management skills including communication, stress reduction, physical activity, a healthy diet and personal responsibility.

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October 2018

Managing the Doctor/Patient Relationship
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST 

Presenter: Brian Poole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Description: Life with lupus can be challenging. With symptoms that come and go, disease flares and remissions, and the uncertainty of what each day may bring, it’s normal to experience feelings of fear, 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 more about depression and lupus, when to seek professional help, and how to recognize and properly treat symptoms.

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November 2018

Lupus and Pregnancy
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST


Presenter: David Gazeley, MD, Rheumatologist, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Description: Pregnancy is no longer considered an impossibility if you have lupus.  Advancing technology and better understanding of the disease and its effects on the boy have improved pregnancy outcomes over the last 40 years.  Join us for this session to learn more about lupus and pregnancy.

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The 2018 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