Thursday, June 23, 2011

LFA event: This Saturday, June 25th in Richmond, VA

Got plans for Saturday morning? If you're living in the Richmond area, feel free to swing by the LFA-DMV's next lupus workshop, free of charge but chock full of valuable lupus information! And look for me on the patient panel - I'll look forward to your questions!
Details are below. To register for the event, click here:

Finding Your Voice: Telling your Lupus Story
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 9:15am - 1pm
Where: Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center- Cancer Center
14051 St. Francis Blvd.
Midlothian, VA 23114

A workshop designed for lupus patients in Central Virginia to receive current lupus information and training to feel empowered to tell their lupus story. Includes a Q&A with LFA-DC/MD/VA Chapter Staff, as well as other prominent figures knowledgeable in the field of lupus.

9:15 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Lupus Update- An update on what is new in lupus, treatments, and promising research.
Presenter: Lenore Buckley, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University,
School of Medicine

10:30 p.m. Finding your voice- How to tell your lupus story
Every case of lupus is different and every patient has a story to tell. Our panel will discuss ways to empower participants with the knowledge they need to confidently convey their journey through lupus.

Presenters: Jean Marie Leonard, a Dale Carnegie trainer from Northern Virginia; Sara Gorman, Author of Despite Lupus; Michele Shuman, lupus advocate and Richmond volunteer coordinator; Tracee Logan, lupus advocate.

12:00 noon Chapter Update- The LFA- DC/MD/VA Chapter Staff will conduct an interactive panel discussion that addresses how we can help you get the most out of our chapter services, and ways our chapter can help navigate you through your lupus diagnosis and treatment.

1:00 p.m. Adjournment/Evaluations

*Please note that the cancer center is on the same campus as Bon Secours St. Francis but is located in a different building. Our sessions will be in rooms 1&2 of the cancer center.

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