San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You are invited to the Second Annual "Behind the Mask" Lupus Educational Conference, presented by the LFA-Heartland Chapter on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The conference will be located at the Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus in Curry Auditorium. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for registration.
Lupus Conference Topics
Parents Caring for Children with Lupus
Elizabeth Kessler, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Caring for a child with lupus is a great challenge for any family. After the diagnosis of lupus is made, the first step for every parent is to learn as much as possible about the disease and the special needs of a child with lupus. Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.
Healthy Living with Lupus
Kathryn J. Brewer, PhD ABD, LPC, NCC
Founder & Clinical Director, The Center for Healing & Recovery
Chronic illness affects both your mind and body. Regardless of whether it is physical pain or emotional distress, you can learn to tolerate and regulate these symptoms to live a more healthy and effective life each day. Learn which coping skills work best for you.
Lupus Medications: The Benefits and Challenges
Kevin Latinis, MD, PhD, Latinis Rheumatology
Medications play an important role in the care of people living with lupus. Medications used to treat lupus range in strength from mild to extremely strong, and have side effects that need to be monitored. Learn more about the myriad drugs used to treat lupus and the advantages and risks associated with them.
****Please note, there will be no refunds for purchased tickets
When & Where
Lupus Foundation of America - Heartland Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, envisions a world without lupus. The organization will advance the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure and improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.
The LFA-Heartland Chapter currently serves over 50,000 individuals in Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois who are affected by lupus.
Please visit our website at LFAHeartland.org, or contact us at 1-800-958-7876, info@LFAheartland.org.