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.

Lupus Nephritis: What the Experts Want You to Know

This virtual, educational symposium explores Lupus nephritis(LN), a serious condition that can affect up to 50% of those diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus. If left unnoticed, up to 25% may develop end-stage kidney disease. Early diagnosis is critical, and this symposium highlights how to detect LN, its symptoms and the best ways prevent as much damage as possible!

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 nephritis, including its possible underlying causes and how the condition manifests in a variety of symptoms.  Dr. Dowell also describes the process of diagnosing  lupus nephritis and the most commonly suggested therapies.

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

Ms. Roberts-Christie provides an overview of lupus and lupus nephritis, 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!