Los Angeles, LA, July 8, 2006 – Lupus LA's 2nd Annual “Latest on Lupus” Patient Conference on Saturday July 8th was a resounding success, with more than 160 people with lupus and their families and friends gathering for the event at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Lupus LA founder Daniel Wallace, M.D., and Director of Rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Michael Weisman, M.D., were hosts and two of the 10 lupus experts to speak at the free half-day event. Topics discussed included what’s new in detecting and treating lupus, how to participate in a clinical trial, and strategies for adjusting to a chronic illness.
“After being really sick with lupus for two years, it was nice to be out and about with the real world at this event,” said participant Barbara De Witt, former fashion editor of the Los Angeles Daily News and a book author. “Your event was well planned, well attended, and got rave reviews—so enjoy a job well done!” Lupus LA partnered with Cedars Sinai Medical Center to host the conference, which was sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech/Biogen Idec.
Lupus LA’s 1st “Latest on Lupus” Patient Conference took place in June, 2005, and was also done in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The half day seminar featured presentations by renowned physicians and scientists working in the field of lupus care and research.