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5th Annual “Latest on Lupus” Patient Conference

The September patient conference at UCLA Medical Center’s Reagan Hospital drew nearly 150 people!

Top practitioners and researchers in lupus care and treatment presented. Renee Rinaldi, MD, spoke engagingly on “What is Lupus?” Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, discussed complementary and alternative medicines for lupus. Maureen McMahon, MD talked about her work on atherosclerosis in lupus and the latest on risk factors and prevalence in lupus patients, and Daniel Wallace, MD (pictured top right), rounded it all out with information on new treatments and therapies.

Guests were treated to lunch and given the chance to speak with experts on such lupus topics as pregnancy, coping, the disease in children, and how to get involved with Lupus LA.

The event was co-hosted by Lupus LA and UCLA Medical Center and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Genetech/Biogen Idec.

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