Date: 8/29/2003

St. Catherine Hospital and the Lupus Foundation of Northwest Indiana Chapter hosts free Lupus workshop

St. Catherine Hospital along with the Lupus Foundation of Northwest Indiana will host a free four-part series Lupus Workshop. The public is invited to this series designed to inform newly or recently diagnosed people with lupus or those who have never attended a lupus education program to learn about the disease and its treatment. It will be held at St. Catherine Hospital’s Family Birthing Center Classroom on Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00 — 8:30 p.m.

The series includes: September 4 - What is Lupus? presented by rheumatologist, Tarek Kudaimi, MD; September 11 - Joint & Muscle Problems — Skin Involvement presented by internist Khaja Asadullah, MD; September 18 - Lupus Medication Management presented by Lloyd A. Flowers, MD, PhD; and September 25 - Coping with Lupus presented by Sandy Appleby, MS, Assistant Director, Special Services, Tri-City Community Mental Health Center.

“Education is power and if we can help create awareness and dispel the myths of lupus, we can help patients recognize symptoms earlier for a more timely diagnosis,” states, Phyllis Simko, Executive Director.

The first one hundred program participants will receive the bilingual Lupus resource handbook.
Refreshments will be served. Call 1-866-762-6575 today to register for this free program or for more information about this exciting opportunity offered at St. Catherine Hospital, contact Sharon Williams, Community Affairs Coordinator at (219) 392-7135.