Let's Talk About Lupus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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About the Event
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. have lupus. People of African, Asian, and Native American descent are more likely to develop lupus than are Caucasians. Although it can occur in men and women, 90% of people diagnosed with the disease are women. Women of childbearing age (14 to 45 years old) are most often affected and as many as one in 250 people may develop lupus. Lupus is not contagious and there is no cure.
You may have heard of lupus. You may know someone diagnosed and living with lupus. You may have never heard of lupus. Regardless the category you’re in, you are invited to learn more about lupus on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET.
Plan to join IAWH in the Saturday Morning Women’s Wellness Lounge. Our intimate gathering with a distinguished panel will allow you to ask questions, hear and share personal stories of living with lupus, and become aware of the many resources and support and advocacy organizations around the country. We will cover the medical basics of lupus as well as explore clinical research with Dr. Michelle Petri who directs the Lupus Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Cassandra Hill will share her journey living with lupus and now heading up a holistic wellness company and Lauren Metelski a nurse educator from the Lupus Foundation of America will share tools and resources to support living with lupus.
You won’t want to miss this session.
Meet our Distinguished Panel
Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Johns Hopkins Lupus Center and Professor of Medicine
Cassandra Hill, Founder and CEO, Holistic Living Consulting, Wellness Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner
Lauren Metelski, RN, M.P.H., Health Education Nurse Manager, Lupus Foundation of America
Register today and submit your questions for the panel.