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Lupus and Overlapping Diseases
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. Presented by Dr. Kathleen M. O’Neil, MD
Lupus Clinical Trials
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 conducted and some of the typical requirements for enrolling to participate in a clinical trial.
The Role of a Rheumatologost in Treating Lupus
Dr. Lesley 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.
Reiki and its Effects On Lupus
Stress in those living with lupus affects the mind, body, and spirit in negative ways. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include chronic pain relief, reduction of negative side effects, and relaxation. Join us to learn about Reiki and how to use it to help manage your stress throughout your whole self. Presented by Bryce Goebel, LRMT, Empowering You to Heal Description
Clinical Trials 101
This presentation is an overview on how clinical trials work, why it’s beneficial to participate, and the latest trials focused on treatment for lupus. Presented by Dr. Namieta Janssen, Rheumatologist from Houston, TX
Working with Your Pharmacist
Learn how to manage those different medications and communicate with an important member of your health care team, your pharmacist. Also learn about all the different medications you need to manage day to day and learn tips on avoiding side effects and drug interactions. Presented by Susan Corbett, PharmD, RPh, and Lupus Thriver
Lupus and Primary Care
The Primary Care Physician plays an important role in quality care to patients with lupus. This teleconference covers the impact of lupus on diseases that are cared for by PCPs, ranging from hypertension to cancer and teaching you preventive measures to take. Presented by Adegbenga A. Bankole MD, FACP, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine