Ask The Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences 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 of your home.
If you would like to view past teleconference series, click here.
Lupus and Your Heart
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Learn about the various cardiovascular disease conditions that affect people living 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.
Presenter: Deborah Crabbe, MD Cardiologist, Temple University Hospital Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Lupus and the Immune System
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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.
Presenter: Rebecca Sadun
Lupus and Disability
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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.
Why You See a Rheumatologist
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 pm
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.
Presenter: Lesley Davila, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in UT Southwestern’s Division of Rheumatic Diseases
Lupus and Nutrition
Monday, June 10, 2019, at 7:00 pm
Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for lupus. Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system.
Presenter: Lindsay Sappah, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC
Lupus Clinical Trials
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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 cunducted and some of the typical requirements for enrolling to participate in a clinical trial.
Presenter: Dr. Samuel Pegram
Managing the Side Effects of Medications
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The medications prescribed to treat lupus can range from mild to extremely strong, but all medications have side effects. Most often, several medications are used in combination to control lupus. Learn about effective communication with your doctor to ensure the best treatment plan for you.
Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Kamran, member of the LFA, Georgia Chapter Medical Advisory Board
Lupus in Minorities
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a multi-organ system autoimmune disease, has been shown to affect ethnic minorities more frequently and more severely than other populations. Minorities are 3-4 times more likely to develop SLE and twice as likely to experience severe manifestations such as kidney disease. Finding personalized approaches to treating minority patients starts with quality research. In our talk with Dr. Ashira Blazer, an academic rheumatologist at NYU Langone Hospital, we will explore the presumed causes and contributors to disparities in SLE, future directions in management, and tools to help even the most vulnerable of patients live well.
Presenter: Dr. Ashira Blazer- Instructor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health and NYU School of Medicine, New York
Coping with Lupus
Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm
Dr. Phillips will talk about some of the coping strategies that can help you live a better life... despite having lupus, as well as answering your coping questions.
Presenter: Dr. Robert H. Phillips
Joint Replacement with Lupus
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Dr. Antonelli is a rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology at Case Western Reserve University Department of Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She is a passionate physician that cares greatly for the lupus community. She will focus the presentation on the correlations of Joint replacement with Lupus. The goal is to give us a better understanding on the topic and learn how to live well with lupus.
Presenter: Maria Antonelli, M.D.
Lupus and Overlapping Connective Tissue Disease
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 pm
This presentation will look at the features of systemic lupus erythematosus and those of people whose diagnosis overlaps with other autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis or polymyositis, scleroderma and Sjogren syndrome. We will cover how they are similar and different, and the approaches to treatment.
Presenter: Kathleen M. O’Neil, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital