Friday, May 6, 2011

D.C. Lupus Symposium - this Saturday!

Just a reminder that the 16th Annual DC Lupus Symposium is this Saturday, May 7th from 9-2pm. I'll be there with a table and my books...looking forward to seeing you there!

Below are details, straight from the Lupus Foundation DC Maryland Virginia:

Lupus Foundation of America DMV Chapter Annual Symposium
May 7, 2011
9:00 A.M - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Parking: 1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW**
Washington, DC 20036
$10 (CASH ONLY)

**The entrance to the parking garage is off of 18th Street

The 16th Annual DC Symposium is this Saturday, May 7th. This event is brought to you by all efforts and funds raised by the 5th Annual DC Walk for Lupus Now! The Foundation is very excited to have 9 different sessions and a special keynote presentation titled Lupus and Heart Damage: What do we know and What Can We Expect? The keynote speaker is Dr. Mariana Kaplan who is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Other topics to be covered at the largest lupus education event in the Mid-Atlantic include:
New Drugs & Therapies in Lupus
Lupus & Endocrine Issues
Living Well with Lupus
Lupus & Adolescents
Clotting: APLS
Connective Tissue Diseases Overlapping with Lupus

The Foundation is also offering 3 optional support sessions for Men with Lupus, Family and Friends, and Meditation and Stress.

Light refreshments will be provided, but packing a lunch or snacks is encouraged.

See you there!

(And stay tuned to next week's posts...I'll be sure to fill you in on what I've been up to. It's been awhile!)

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