Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 11 am - 4 pm | Treehouse Space, San Francisco
Update in Lupus Research | Keynote: Cristina Lanata, M.D.
Cristina Lanata is a rheumatologist at the University of California, San Francisco Lupus Clinic. Her research focuses on genetic and epigenetic studies of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Her current projects focus on studying the effect of the environmental exposures in the outcomes of lupus. She is also leading studies in the rapid field of epigenetics, which studies changes in the DNA structure that influence gene expression and how it is associated with environmental exposures. Dr. Lanata seeks to find the unifying link between ancestry, genetics, epigenetics and environmental exposures to explain the health disparities observed in the outcomes of SLE.
Lupus and Food | Jessica Goldman Foung, Patient and Cookbook Author
Jessica Goldman Foung was diagnosed with lupus in 2004, Her initial flare caused renal failure, and she was put on dialysis. But over time, through great medicine, wonderful family and friends, and an enormous amount of support, Jessica was able to recover. She was even removed from the list of patients waiting for a kidney transplant. Her experience with lupus and dietary restrictions gave her a passion for food, and today she is a full-time food writer, and author of cookbooks.
Lupus Patient Panel
A patient panel will discuss their experience with lupus as part of the day's program.
CEU Credits for Nurses
By attending this conference, Registered Nurses will have the opportunity to earn 4.5 contact hours through LFNC, a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 05677.
Treehouse Space | 950 Grant Ave, 2nd Floor | San Francisco, CA 94108
Parking: Portsmouth Square Plaza | Muni Lines: 8, 10, 45
Please arrive a few minutes early, as our start time is 11 am.
$30 for non-credit attendees (patients, guests, health professionals)
$50 for credit attendees (CA Registered Nurses, 4.5 CEU credits).
Current members of LFNC entitled to $10 off registration fee. To register by mail, please download the flyer.
No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Please contact 408-954-8600 if you would like to attend but would like a financial waiver.
The LFNC thanks the Lupus Research Alliance for their support of this conference.