October 03, 2008

Join the Lupus Foundation of America's Webchat Wednesday, October 8. "Reproductive Health & Lupus" will be hosted by Dr. Bonnie Bermas.

Reminder -- the Lupus Foundation of America's Webchat is Wednesday afternoon, October 8, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

The LFA welcomes Dr. Bonnie Bermas, who will serve as the guest expert for the Reproductive Health & Lupus chat.

Dr. Bonnie Bermas is an Associate Rheumatologist, Robert Breck Brigham Arthritis Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. After attending Princeton University, Dr. Bonnie L. Bermas received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following the completion of her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, she pursued fellowship training in rheumatology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Since 1993, Dr. Bermas has been an attending rheumatologist at the Robert Breck Brigham Arthritis Center. She has a special interest in the treatment of rheumatic diseased during pregnancy, the Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. She has educational material on these subjects and is recognized as a regional expert in these areas.

In 2005, Dr. Bermas was named the clinical director of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome Center. Recently, she was awarded a clinical innovation grant from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital to improve the delivery of care and educational endeavors for patients treated in the SLE center.

You can submit a question in advance here.

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

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.

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