Sat, Oct 29


Loyola University Chicago

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

Time & Location

Oct 29, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

Loyola University Chicago , Centennial Forum - Rambler Room 1125 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, 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 a list of 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

Northwestern University Medical School Associate Professor of Medicine and Rush University Medical Center Professor of Medicine and Senior Attending Physician Robert S. Katz, MD 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 

Organization leader and national patient advocate Kathleen A. Arntsen gives a vibrant presentation covering her journey with lupus and road to empowerment that emphasizes the importance of effective advocacy engagement to improve access to care and quality of life. She also addresses current advocacy efforts and re-emphasizes the significance of research participation. 

Care Partner Perspectives:  I Love Someone with Lupus

Educator, administrator and advocate David Arntsen gives 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 family members’ unpredictable lupus journeys and medical conditions. 

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