Symposiums

We welcome you to our online series of lupus (and autoimmune conditions) Symposiums! Join us as we hear from lupus experts, doctors, nutritionists, and patients, and learn more about living healthily with lupus and other autoimmune conditions together.

Getting Fogged In: When Lupus Brain Fog Hits

This virtual, educational symposium explores the cognitive condition commonly called lupus brain fog, which can cause confusion, difficulty with memory, and the inability to concentrate or express thoughts clearly. These symptoms are extremely common for those living with lupus, affecting an estimated 50% to 80% at some point in their lives.

This symposium features presentations by experts in the field who provide their thoughts, advice and the practical tools that can really help those living with this condition.

 

Presenters include:

Sharon Dowell, MD, PhD – Rheumatologist, Howard University Hospital

Dr. Dowell discusses the medical perspectives of lupus brain fog, including its possible underlying causes and how the condition manifests in a variety of symptoms.  Dr. Dowell also describes the process of diagnosing  lupus brain fog and the most commonly suggested therapies to address this challenging condition.

Arnita Roberts-Christie, RN, BSN, MSN – Patient Engagement Liaison for GSK

Ms. Roberts-Christie provides an overview of lupus and lupus brain fog, as well as an incredible number of resources and tools for those living with this condition.

Lindsay Springer, DPT

Dr. Springer is a licensed physical therapist in practice in Portland, Oregon, and is living with lupus.  She is the Master of Ceremony for this symposium.

 

The opinions and information of the presenters in this video are meant for educational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

 

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We are deeply grateful to our major sponsor, GSK, for making this symposium possible!