August 2009

What's New 

Register now for our 5th Annual “Latest on Lupus” Patient Education Conference!


Saturday, September 26th
8:30am – 2pm
UCLA Medical Center


In addition to hearing from the best and the brightest in the field of lupus research and care, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with experts in the field during our roundtable lunch. View full program schedule and speakers.


Register online or call 310-657-5667 to reserve your space.


Six-Week Support Group for Kids Ages 10 - 13

This summer has been a time of networking, learning and sharing for teens and their parents who took part in our new six-week support group series presented with the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.


Now we’re building on the success of this series with a group for kids with lupus between the ages of 10 and 13.  Starting Wednesday, September 9th and meeting weekly through October 21st, parents and children will tackle a different topic each session to help them cope with the challenges of managing a chronic disease. Sibling care will be provided. Details » 


To participate, please email or call Elyse Reyes at or 310-657-5667. Space is limited.


Lupus LA is heading to Capitol Hill!

We’re teaming up with the Lupus Research Institute’s National Coalition to share the needs of lupus community with our nation's lawmakers next month.


You’re Invited!
Join us in Washington, DC on Monday, September 14th as we discuss key issues surrounding the lupus community and receive advocacy training before we meet with our representatives on Tuesday, September 15th. The two-day event will provide the opportunity to meet with lupus advocates and leaders from across the country.


Interested? Contact Elyse Reyes at or 310-657-5667.

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