In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, the Lupus Foundation of Southern California hosted a symposium on Lupus at our office:
United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Speakers included Dr. Weinstein, Emeritus Chief of Rheumatology & Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Booth, founder of the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service, focusing on self-management of chronic illness and improving general health, and Dr. Kalunian, UCSD Director of Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium. It was open to the public and we encouraged people suffering from lupus as well as their family and friends to attend.
Please feel free to email us or call 858-278-2788 if you have any questions.
About the Speakers:
Dr. Arthur Weinstein has a long academic career with a clinical and research focus on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Georgetown University and has served as Professor since 2002. In addition, Dr Weinstein is Emeritus Chief of Rheumatology, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in D.C. He is also the Chief Medical Officer at Exagen.
Dr. Kenneth Kalunian is the Associate Director of the Center for Innovative Therapy and also a Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in the School of Medicine at UC San Diego. He is also the UCSD Director of Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium
Dr. Sara Booth founded the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service, where the focus is on self management of chronic illness and improving general health. This model is now being replicated worldwide. She is also interested in the well-being and health in chronic illness and has recently carried out some research into barriers to employment in SLE. She will also be speaking at the American Thoracic Society about her research in improving breathlessness (dyspnoea) in chronic disease.