2018 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, are free of charge by accessing a toll free phone number, and provide lifesaving information that you can utilize to better manage your lupus.
Registration is required. All registered participants will receive call-in/log-in information before the event along with any support materials.
Click here to listen to archived teleconference recordings and view past presentations.
Lupus and the Skin
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: 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.
Lupus and Intimacy
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: 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.
Tools for Living Well with Lupus
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: 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.
Lupus and Depression
Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: 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.
Lupus and Pregnancy
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: 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 better understanding of the disease and its effects on the body have improved pregnancy outcomes over the last 40 years. Join us for this session to learn more about lupus and pregnancy.