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Welcome Patients, Caregivers, Families, and Friends of Patients

Dear International Lupus Patient Community Members,

We welcome you to the 13th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (LUPUS 2019). This exciting meeting, “ LUPUS: Gateway to the Future” will highlight recent advances and insights in lupus research presented by experts from all around the world.

In addition to participating in the main scientific program, we invite you to attend the special patient sessions. Meet other and learn about treatment updates and self-care strategies.

Saturday, April 6th
8:30 to 9:00 am Patient Meet & Greet

4:05 to 5:35 pm Clinical Trials & New Treatments
by Joann Merrill and Dan Wallace

Sunday, April 7th
1:55 to 3:20 pm Wellness Workshop
by Mariel Dela Paz

3:40 to 5:10 pm The Patient Voice
by Gaye Cunnane, Patti Katz, and Kathleen A. Arntsen

  • Importance of clinical research
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • The Power of Advocacy to Improve Lives

Monday, April 8th
2:05 to 3:35 pm Nutrition & Lifestyle to Improve Health in SLE
by Sarah Patterson and Sanjay Reddy

  • What does the evidence show? Integrative Medicine and SLE, an Overview

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Best regards,


13th International Congress on SLE, local organizing committee
Lindsey Criswell, David Daikh, Maria Dall’Era, David Wofsy, Jinoos Yazdany, Ed Yelin