4th Annual Rush Lupus Clinic & Lupus Society of Illinois Educational Event (Virtual)

Free educational event beneficial to people living with lupus.
CHICAGO - Nov. 11, 2021 - PRLog -- WHO: People living with lupus and other autoimmune diseases and those that care about them.

Representatives from the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), the Midwest's leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.

Presentations by Rush University Medical Center physicians on lupus-related topics

WHAT: Free educational seminar with three sessions covering different topics providing information critical to living with lupus.

9:30 a.m. Registration and opening remarks
9:40 a.m. Covid19 and other vaccines in Lupus (Presented by Dr. Dmitriy Cherny)
10:40 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Different Types of Lupus (Presented by Dr. Ailda Nika)
11:45 a.m.  Break
11:50 a.m.  Steroids in Lupus- Good or Bad? (Presented by Dr. Meenakshi Jolly)
12:50 p.m. Break
12:55 p.m. Rush Lupus Clinic Staff (Meenakshi Jolly, M.D., MPH, Professor
Ailda Nika, M.D., Assistant Professor)

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage.  Lupus can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body).  Lupus is difficult to diagnose and there is no cure, few treatments, and is often disabling disease.

WHEN: Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:30 am – Registration
WHERE: VIRTUAL – Registration required for access
COST:  FREE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED (https://www.lupusil.org/event/rush-lsi-ed-event-2021/) or www.lupusiled.org or call 312-542-0002

This event is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and Aurinia Pharmaceuticals.

The Lupus Society of Illinois' mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. LSI serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community.

Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.

Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at info@lupusil.org or call (312) 542-0002. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LupusSocietyofIllinois), Twitter (https://twitter.com/lupusil).

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