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Community Resources & How to Navigate Them Successfully
10:10–10:45 a.m. CDT (11:10 EDT)
Andrew Robinson, MSW, LMSW
Heartland Chapter Patient Navigator
Our Patient Navigator will provide an overview of the resources that are available in the community and how to best access those resources. He will discuss resource assistance for insurance, utilities, transportation, prescriptions, and others. He will also share resources and programs available through the Heartland Chapter.
Bringing Lupus Nephritis Out of the Shadows
Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences and a Rheumatologist at
Arthritis and Pain of Prince George’s County, Maryland
Join us and ALL IN™ for a virtual discussion featuring Dr. Thomas about lupus and lupus nephritis. The presentation and Q & A session are brought to you by Aurinia Pharma U.S., Inc.
COVID-19 Vaccines & Lupus Update
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Alfred H. Kim, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Lupus Clinic at Washington University, Assistant
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Washington
University School of Medicine
Dr. Kim will provide an update on the Washington University School of Medicine trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in people taking immunosuppressives.
Closing the Gap on Health Disparities
Ashira Blazer, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, NYU Langone Medical Center Bellevue Arthritis Clinic
Lupus disproportionately affects women of color, particularly black women. The implicit and explicit bias within the healthcare system may prevent them from receiving a timely diagnosis and the best care possible. Dr. Blazer will discuss ways to close this gap through education, awareness, and advocacy.
Managing Your Lupus: How You Can Take a More Active Role & Meditation Exercise
Arnita Christie, RN, BSN, MS Patient Engagement Liaison at GSK
Learn how you can take an active role in managing your lupus. You will learn more about the disease and how it affects your body, resources that can help you monitor your symptoms, how to communicate with your healthcare team, and the steps you can take to control lupus. Arnita will end with a guided meditation exercise. The presentation and Q & A Session are brought to you by GSK Us in Lupus.
Each session includes time for Q & A
Note that Dr. Thomas' posts are for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be specific medical advice for individuals. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions regarding your own medical situation.
DONALD THOMAS, MD