April 08, 2008

"Ask the Doc: An Open Forum" -- the Wednesday, April 9 Webchat at the Lupus Foundation of America

Morning all.

Wanted to give you a quick reminder about the Lupus Foundation of America's Webchat tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, April 9, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Dr. Bevra Hahn, Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Chief of Rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, will host the chat, which we're calling "Ask the Doc: An Open Forum."

What does this mean? This means you can ask Dr. Hahn anything about lupus. The only guideline for this chat is that the questions cannot be specific to a particular individual. The questions need to be applicable to a broad range of people who are affected by lupus. We regret that our guest speaker cannot respond to questions about your specific case of lupus.

And now a bit about Dr. Hahn.

Dr. Hahn has been recognized for her commitment to lupus research, specifically in the areas of immunosuppressive treatments. Dr. Hahn’s research on immunosuppressive treatments for lupus, along with studies from the NIH and other institutions, has formed the firm foundation for the development of current immunosuppressive regimen for lupus.

She is co-editor of an influential medical textbook, Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus, and a co-author of an LFA guidebook for people with lupus, their families and health care providers. Dr. Hahn is the past-president of the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Hahn was the 2005 recipient of the Evelyn V. Hess Research Award, LFA’s highest honor for research on lupus, in recognition of Dr. Hahn’s life-time achievements to help find the causes of and cure for lupus.

We certainly hope you can join us tomorrow. To do so, you can log in to the live chat here.

After the chat, you are invited to continue the discussion in our message boards.

As always, copies of all chat transcripts are posted online within a day or 2 of the chat. Visit here to read the LFA's previous chat transcripts.

Until next time,

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