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In collaboration with the Lupus Foundation of New England, our physicians and scientists have organized on an annual basis the Lupus Scientific and Patient Education Symposium (“Lupus Day”), which offers the opportunity to catch up on the latest advances in lupus research, and how they affect patients with a diagnosis of lupus. Lupus Day has been bringing together the local community of patients, physicians, and scientists.

The Lupus Center at UMass Chan has launched a monthly support group (LupUS Support Group) for patients with lupus, featuring guest speakers and discussions on topics of high interest.

Learn more and join our mailing list by contacting Jessica Stapleton

 




This year's annual Lupus Day will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA. 

Register for this event by clicking here.

Schedule

Registration opens: 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 p.m.
Welcome: 12:15 p.m.


Scientific Session I:
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

NUCLEIC ACID SENSORS IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF SLE
Boris Reizis, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology,
Samuel A. Brown, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health

Scientific Session II:
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
METABOLIC PATHWAY ABNORMALITIES IN LUPUS
Laurence Morel, PhD Professor and Department Chair; Zachry Foundation Distinguished
Chair in Microbiology and Immunology, UT Health San Antonio, Long School of Medicine

Break – Sponsor Recognition
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Patient Session III:
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
CELL THERAPIES: A BREAKTHROUGH FOR LUPUS PATIENTS

Roberto Caricchio, MD Professor of Medicine, Myles J. McDonough, Chair in Rheumatology
Chief, Division of Rheumatology Director, UMass Lupus Center UMass Chan Medical School

Patient Session IV:
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
EMPOWERING THROUGH CONNECTION: THE VITAL ROLE OF LUPUS SUPPORT GROUPS
Ruth Wilson, Lupus Center Support Group Leader

LET’S TALK LUPUS – PATIENT/PHYSICIAN Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Poster Session, Reception
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.