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Understanding Lupus & the COVID-19 Vaccine


FREE Educational Webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT

WHO: People living with lupus and those that care about them.
Representatives from the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), the Midwest’s leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.

Presenter: Dr. Karen Mancera-Cuevas, Deputy Director of Health Promotion at the Illinois Department of Public Health.

WHAT: Vaccines are thoughtful decisions for people living with lupus. What unique concerns are there surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine?

Join us as we talk with Dr. Karen Mancera-Cuevas, Deputy Director of Health Promotion at the Illinois Department of Public Health.

PRESENTER: Karen Mancera-Cuevas, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of Health Promotion at the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Her professional background includes working in academic centers emphasizing clinical, public health, and community-based participatory research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. She has also worked in local non-profit and policy level settings.

Programs developed under her leadership addressed chronic disease health disparities in diverse communities of color, specifically targeting women and children at the community-level.

Dr. Mancera-Cuevas has over a decade of experience in lupus education and research. She has advocated for lupus awareness and has presented on lupus-related issues many times for the LSI over the years.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

WHERE: Computer, smartphone, tablet, or telephone

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION REQUIRED or www.lupusiled.org or call 312-542-0002

The Lupus Society of Illinois’ mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. LSI serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community.

Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.

Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at infolupusil.org or call (312) 542-0002. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter

This event is made possible through a grant from GlaxoSmithKline. https://www.usinlupus.com/

 
Contact Info
Lupus Society of Illinois
411 S Wells St, Suite 503

Phone: 13125420002

Website: http://www.lupusil.org