|(L-R) Libby Derting, Director of Policy and Programs, Women In Government; Sandra C. Raymond, President & CEO, Lupus Foundation of America; and Terri Austin, State Representative, Indiana State Legislature.|
In addition to Ms. Raymond, the panel included Arthur Weinstein, MD, FACP, MACR, Chief of Rheumatology at the Washington Hospital Center. State representative Terri Austin, Indiana State Legislature, moderated the session entitled, “Lupus and its Impact on Women’s Health.”
Ms. Raymond also discussed several ways state legislators can help constituents by introducing model lupus research and education bills, requesting appropriations to support lupus programs, and sponsoring lupus advocacy days at their state capitols.
The three-day WIG event included panels of nationally known speakers who discussed a range of issues, including women's health, chronic disease, healthcare IT, and healthcare reform.