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.

The Butterfly in the Room: Navigating School, Work and Life with Lupus

This symposium highlights the particular challenges that young adults face in their school, work and social lives after being diagnosed with lupus. Although this video focuses on young adults, there is great information for everyone living with lupus and for those who care about them.


Presenters include:

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

Dr. Dowell discusses the major impacts on school and work life as well as things to think about when considering starting a family. She also describes some simple strategies to make this time of life with lupus as successful as possible. .

Ingrid Hansen –Professional Relations and Advocacy team member with Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Ms. Hansen describes many practical tools that can be very helpful for young adults living with lupus and lupus nephritis.

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, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, for making this symposium possible!