Jul. 26, 2018 6:00 pm—Nov. 06, 2018 7:00 pm | In the comfort of your home

2018 LFA Teleconference & Webcasts Series

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.

 

2018 LFA Teleconferences & Webcast Series

 

  • Thursday, July 26 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lupus And The Skin

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

Description:  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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  • Wednesday, August 22 / 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Lupus And Intimacy

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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  • Thursday, Septemeber 20 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tools For Living Well With Lupus

Presenter: Bene' 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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  • Friday, October 19 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lupus And Depression

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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  • Tuesday, November 6 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lupus And Pregnancy

Presenter: David Gazeley, M.D., 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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Past Teleconferences (September 2015 to November 2016)

  • Children and Lupus

September 2015 - Presenter: Dr. Stacy P. Ardoin, Ohio State University.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Legal Issues: Social Security and Lupus

November 2015 - Presenter: Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Affairs of the Heart:  Lupus and Relationships

February 2016 - Presenter: Molly Dennis, MSW.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus and the Kidneys

March 2016 - Presenter: Dr. Micheal P. Madalo, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus and Mental Health: How to know when you're in trouble.

April 2016 - Presenter: Stacie Camp Bennett, MA, LPC, LCAS: Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus & Primary Care

May 2016 - Presenter: Adegbenga A. Bankole M.D., FACP, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  Presentation and audio available here.

  • Lupus and the Thyroid

June 2016 - Presenter: Dr. Maria Antonelli, Metro Health Hospital.  Presentation and audio available here.

 

FINANCES 101-LIVING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS
July 2016
Presenters: Shawn Arrington, President and CEO and Shanna Tedder, Financial Services Educator and Advisor, White Rhino Financial

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.

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Lupus & the Bones: Diagnosing & Treating Osteoporosis
August 2016
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.

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle
September 2016
Presenter: Danine Fruge, MD, ABFP, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

Take charge of your daily life through proper disease management, communication, and positive lifestyle changes.

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Lupus & Dental Health
October 2016
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.

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Stress Management

November 2016
Presenter: Ellen Sichel, Custom Calm, LLC

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.

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Registration is required.

Phone: 713-529-0126

Email: info@lupustexas.org

Cost: free