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Ask The Experts - Teleconferences

Live educational teleconferences on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus.

July 10, 2019 - Clinical Trials

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (central time)

Where: "In the comfort of your home" teleconference

Presenter: Dr. Samuel Pegram, M.D., Rheumatologist, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston

Description: Dr. Samuel Pegram is a rheumatologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.  He is the principal investigator and founder of Rheumatic Disease Clinical Research Center and has practiced Rheumatology for more than 20 years.  Dr. Pegram has built a reputation for treating complicated cases of lupus in addition to quality clinical trials.  He will be presenting on the latest lupus research that is being conducted and some of the typical requirements for enrolling to participate in a clinical trial.

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Registration page for the August - December teleconferences will be posted one month prior.


Ask The Experts - Past Teleconferences
The Role of a Rheumatologist in Treating Lupus - May 9, 2019

Dr. Davila has a passion to treat rheumatic diseases that are often difficult to treat and even diagnose. Join us as she discusses the importance of finding a rheumatologist by going over the history of lupus, signs, symptoms, treatments, and diagnosis. 


Presented by Dr.Lesley Davila M.D.


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Social Security Disability - April 16, 2019

Description: If your lupus symptoms become so severe that you are unable to work, you should consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits. This presentation covers what lupus patients need to know about their rights and the filing process. 


Presenter: Thomas J. Giordano, JR., Esquire


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Lupus And The Immune System - March 25, 2019

Learn about the different parts of the immune system that can be affected in lupus and about how lupus medications work to suppress the immune system in order to control the disease. From B cells to T cells and everything in between, this will be an "Immunology 101" session. No background in biology required. 

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Sadun 

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Lupus And The Heart - February 7, 2019

Learn about the various cardiovascular disease conditions that affect people with lupus, how to prevent heart disease while living with lupus and learn more about Rheumatologic disease as a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease in women.

Presented by Deborah Crabbe, MD Cardiologist, Temple University Hospital Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 

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Lupus and Pregnancy - November 6, 2018

With Dr. David Gazeley, MD, Rheumatologist, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin

Pregnancy is no longer considered an impossibility if you have lupus.  Advancing technology and a 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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Lupus and Depression - October 19, 2018

Lupus and Depression - October 19, 2018

With Brian Poole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

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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Tools for Living Well with Lupus - September 20, 2018

Tools for Living Well with Lupus - September 20, 2018

With Bené E. Williams, LMSW 

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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Lupus and Intimacy - August 22, 2018

Lupus and Intimacy - August 22, 2018

With Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, RN-BC 

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

Lupus and the Skin - July 26, 2018

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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Research Update - June 13, 2018

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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Lupus: Making the Diagnosis - May 29, 2018

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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