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Presented by the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. 

This free symposium to the Rochester community yearly to provide state-of-the-art information to individuals with lupus and their families. It is an interesting time in the world of lupus, with many active clinical trials studying new treatment options. Morning presentations will be live-streamed for participants who would like to join via zoom. We are also excited to bring back the popular break-out sessions and offer “U Pick 2” for our in-person participants this year. We gratefully acknowledge the support from our Lupus Research & Education Endowment Fund that helps provide lupus patient education and outreach.

Symposium Organizer(s): Directors of the URMC Lupus Clinic

Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Interim Division Chief, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine

Ummara Shah, M.D., Associate Professor, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Division

Ilana Abeles, M.D. Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Division


10:00-10:30am       Sign-in/Refreshments

10:30-10:35              Introduction/Logistics

10:35-11:05              Lupus in the Year 2022 – Dr. Jennifer Anolik

11:05-11:35              What’s New in Lupus Treatments? – Dr. Ummara Shah

11:35-12:05              Lettuce and Lupus – can plant based diet help lupus? - Dr. Ted Barnett

12:05-12:25              Refreshment Break

12:30-1:45pm          Break-out Sessions – “U Pick 2”:  Sleep Hygiene, How to get your Heartrate up at Home, Diet & Lupus, & Ask the Doc

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