The folks at The US in Lupus have an upcoming webinar that you won't want to miss. Their latest Lupus Educational Webcast, Speak Up: Why Effective Communication Matters with Lupus will be broadcast next Tuesday the 29th of October at 8pm. Experts and patients agree that one of the biggest challenges in managing lupus is effective communication. In fact, over half of lupus patients report minimizing their symptoms when they talk to their physicians. Knowing how to speak up is critical in helping identify lupus-related organ damage early on.
Here are details on the event, and instructions on registration:
WHO: Lupus expert Dr. Christopher Parker, Chief of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Austin Diagnostic Clinic, moderator Arnita Christie, Immunology Nurse Educator at GlaxoSmithKline, and lupus patient Persha will participate in the webcast to discuss effective ways for lupus patients to communicate with their physicians.
WHEN: October 29, 2013 at 8 PM ET
WHERE: To register, please visit www.events.usinlupus.com or call 1-855-578-5348.
WHY: From 166,000 to 322,000 Americans have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most common form of lupus. The results of a national survey suggest that more than half of Americans living with lupus don’t share all their symptoms with their rheumatologist, and 72 percent of physicians surveyed said they were not aware of patients minimizing their symptoms. Experts joining this webcast will provide the audience with effective methods of communicating with their physicians about all their symptoms to identify potential organ damage as early as possible.
The webcast is funded and developed by GlaxoSmithKline.