December 10, 2007

Teens & Lupus: This Week's Webchat at the Lupus Foundation of America

Morning all ... wanted to give you a quick reminder about the Lupus Foundation of America's December Webchat.

This Wednesday afternoon, December 12, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Dr. Peter Chira, an instructor of pediatric rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, will host a Webchat on Teens & Lupus.

Dr. Chira graduated from medical school from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his pediatrics training at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA. He did his pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Stanford.

Dr. Chira's research interests focus on improving the transition and educational process for adolescents with rheumatic diseases, including those systemic lupus erythematosus, and evaluating the role of information technology in this transition, with a past project looking at the role of an online chat room support group for teens with rheumatic conditions.

Currently, Dr. Chira is working on a project looking at designing a personal health record for teens with chronic health problems.

You can submit a question in advance.

We hope you can join us for this Wednesday’s Webchat. It should be interesting.

Until next time, Wick

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