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Annual Rush Lupus Clinic
December 3, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
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.
9:30am Check in & Opening Remarks
9:45am Lupus & Body Image – Presented by Dr. Meenakshi Jolly
10:25am Lupus & Men – Presented by Dr. Dmitriy Cherny
11:05am New Medications & Lupus – Presented by Dr. Ailda Nika
11:45am What’s it like to be a healthcare professional with lupus?
Presented by Stacy Jaimes, MD & LaShon Gurrola, BSN, RN,
12:25pm Lupus & the Skin – Presented by Dr. Penelope Skopis
12:40pm Rush Lupus Clinic Panel Discussion
1:00pm Closing Remarks
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 a disabling disease.
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2022
9:30am – Registration
1:00pm – Closing Remarks
WHERE: Rush University Medical Center -Searle Conference Center –
5th Floor 1725 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612
COST: FREE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED or www.lupusiled.org or call 312-542-0002
This event is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and Horizon Therapeutics
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 [email protected] or call (312) 542-0002. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter