Sun, Oct 02


Simmons University

Enhancing Lives by Empowering the Lupus Community Boston Education Symposium & Luncheon

If you're tired of the current state of Lupus treatments or want to learn how to become engaged in your own medical care or you're a care partner for a loved one with Lupus or another chronic disease then join us to learn how you can become involved and make a difference!

Enhancing Lives by Empowering the Lupus Community Boston Education Symposium & Luncheon

Time & Location

Oct 02, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Simmons University, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA

About The Event

An Educational Symposium featuring topics on Clinical Research Trials and Participation, Patient Empowerment, Treatment Access Challenges, Care Partnering and Tools for Survival when Dealing with Chronic Disease. A list of regional lupus clinical trial opportunities, patient empowerment and advocacy resource materials, and current healthcare access issues will be available for distribution. Lunch is included and the event and luncheon are free, but you must register to attend. 

Session Topics Include: 

An Overview of Clinical Research Trials 

Tufts CSDD Deputy Director and Professor, research expert and CISCRP Founder Ken Getz presents on the importance of clinical research trials including definition, purpose, and their significance in developing new treatments for individuals with lupus. He will also describe the state of lupus treatments including:  recent history, current medications and drugs in the pipeline. 


The Power of Advocacy:  Promoting Participation to Improve Care and Advance Research 

National organization leader and patient advocate Kathleen A. Arntsen gives a dynamic and informative presentation on how to become empowered and effective as an advocate to improve access to care and quality of life that also addresses the importance of clinical trial participation and current advocacy efforts. She will share her personal journey with lupus, road to empowerment and her own clinical trials experience with the audience.    

Care Partner Perspectives:  I Love Someone with Lupus 

Educator, administrator and advocate David Arntsen, provides an inspirational presentation for loved ones, care partners, friends, healthcare students, and individuals living with a chronic disease, drawing from his personal experiences in coping with his wife’s unpredictable lupus journey and family members’ medical conditions.   

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