January 18, 2008

Teens & Lupus: The Wed., Jan. 23 Webchat at the Lupus Foundation of America

Morning all ...

Ever notice that you don't realize how dependent you are on technology, until that technology is temporarily unavailable? Let's just say ... I've experienced that in the last 24 hours.

And now to lupus news.

Wanted to give you a quick reminder about the Lupus Foundation of America's second Webchat for January 2008.

This coming Wednesday afternoon, January 23, 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. (This was to have originally taken place in December and was rescheduled to Jan. 23.)

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 the Webchat on Wednesday, January 23. It should be interesting.

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Until next time, Wick

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