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Living Well with Lupus | Pennsylvania Delaware Valley

Living Well with Lupus/Lupus and You Series

These seminars are the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter's signature educational events. Each seminar brings together people living with lupus, their families, interested health professionals and a panel of experts to share the latest information to help individuals live well - or better - with lupus.

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What is the Living Well with Lupus/Lupus & You series?

This series is designed to educate and empower people living with lupus, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Every month we hope to bring you a new topic with the Lupus & You series. Check below to register or upcoming Lupus and You programs.

Previous Sessions

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In adults who have lupus, as many as 5 out of 10 will have kidney disease. Kidney damage is one of the more common health problems caused by lupus. Join us during National Kidney Month for a free program all about the importance of caring for your kidneys and preparing for the unexpected. This program will cover more information on lupus nephritis, its invisibility, treatment considerations, and a team approach to lupus nephritis "rheumatonephrology” from local lupus experts at Geisinger Medical Center - Rheumatologist, Dr. David Bulbin & Nephrologist, Dr. Jason George.

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Health disparities are the preventable differences in the burden of opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations. We can improve health risks and reduce disparities and inequities by addressing and understanding the needs of these groups. This program addresses the history of health disparities, clinical trials, self-advocacy, and much more. This program features Dr. Ashira Blazer, Dr. Victoria Werth and Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman!

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This panel features a rheumatologist, mental health specialist, and registered dietician, who will speak about holiday stress, dealing with the cold, finances, mental health and mindfulness and give you practical tips on how to live your best this winter.

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Hear from rheumatologist, Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla and Dietitian Tanya Freirich - they will dispel myths and give practical tips on how to nourish our bodies from the inside out and live your best life with lupus.

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Dr. Alvin Wells, a rheumatologist who will gives an overview of Lupus Nephritis, followed by a panel discussion including; Dr. Wells, a nephrologist, a nutritionist, and a lupus warrior living with lupus nephritis. Thank you to our sponsor Aurinia Pharmaceuticals.

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March 16, 2022: Advancing Lupus Research

Apanel of expert lupus researchers about the progress being made in lupus research, what research challenges still exist, and what you can do to advance lupus research.

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Learn some of the basics of lupus nephritis and clinical trials, the process and what's on the horizon for new therapies!

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This Living Well With Lupus Seminar covers lupus basics, new medications, lupus and men, genetics, lupus and trauma, and much more. Here from our experts at our 21st Annual Symposium!

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September 14, 2021: Lupus and Non-Familial Relationships

How can you find a doctor that’s right for you? Learn more about why this relationship is paramount to your health and how you can make the best decision you can for yourself with valued input.

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June 22, 2021: Lupus and Relationships

A lupus diagnosis can change some of the most important relationships of our lives in very different ways. Learn more about relationships between your family, partner, and caregiver during this weeknight session, and the communications strategies that work best.

March 27, 2021: Lupus and the Major Organs

Lupus is known for being a cruel disease that can attack any part of the body. This seminar will focus on a few different major organs that lupus can significantly impact, including the musculoskeletal system, kidneys, and brain, and provide comprehensive overviews of each.