Sat, Apr 15

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Wayne State University, St. Andrews Hall

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

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Wayne State University, St. Andrews Hall, 431 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA

About The Event

This is 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

Giles Bole and Dorothy Mulkey Research Professor of Rheumatology, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Associate Chief of Basic and Translational Research, Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan  

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, Ph.D presents on the importance of clinical research trials including definition, purpose,   and their significance in developing new treatments for individuals with lupus. She 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 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 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 wife’s unpredictable lupus journey and family members’ medical conditions.

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