Ask The Experts is a series of live educational series 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.
Some events will be held via teleconference, and some will be presented as a webinar.
If you would like to view past recordings, click here.
The Lupus Diet: Is there one?
Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
The truth about a lupus diet. What diet really is most effective for a lupus patient. Presented by Gretchen Spetz, MS, RDN, LD.
This presentation will be a webinar.
Before and After a Lupus Diagnosis:
Merging Lifestyles and Taking Control
Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m.
The effects of lupus are always on the back of your mind, making you feel like you are losing control. From unpredictable symptoms, fatigue, and pain to worry, anxiety and depression, Dr. Cristina Drenkard will provide self-management skills to help you successfully manage daily disease-related challenges and improve your quality of life.
Lupus and Pregnancy
Date and Time TBD
The Role of Your PCP in Lupus Treatment
Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m.
When it comes to exercising with an autoimmune disease, it can be difficult to find what works best for you. Maybe you feel hindered by chronic pain and the thought of going to the gym is too much to handle. Maybe you are an avid exerciser but somehow you still end up with a significant amount of flare-ups. Learn what factors are important to consider when exercising with an autoimmune disease; from exercise intolerance to which kind of exercise is best. Certified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Daniela Spear, will cover the ins and outs of a healthy exercise routine that will benefit you while living with an autoimmune disease.
Overcoming Pain: Alternatives to Opiates
Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Steven Neucks, a rheumatologist in Indianapolis who is board certified in pain management, will be discussing the multiple non-opioid options available for managing the pain associated with living with lupus.
When the Rheumatologist and Patient Fight Lupus Together: Clinical Trials
Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
Clinical trials are an essential part of how advances are made in medicine. Current knowledge of lupus is built upon the results of yesterday’s clinical trials. But what exactly is a clinical trial? How do you find more information about clinical trials or go about enrolling in a clinical trial? Dr. Caricchio is passionate about lupus research and will discuss clinical trials at length, including what to expect in a clinical trial, the challenges facing rheumatologists and patients alike, and how to enroll in one.