Symposium on Living and Coping With Invisible Chronic Disease is Oct. 28

October 11, 2000

A symposium on living and coping with invisible chronic illnesses will be held at Babcock Auditorium of Wake Forest University School of Medicine on Saturday, Oct. 28 beginning at 11 a.m. The program, which also will include an update on the latest developments in lupus, will be presented by the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc, Winston-Triad Chapter, in conjunction with the medical school.

The program will include video presentations from Stephen Lindsey, MD, chief of rheumatology at the Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., Evelyn Hess, MD, professor of medicine and director of immunology at the University of Cincinnati Medical School, and Gary Kammer, MD, professor of internal medicine (rheumatology) at Wake Forest. Appearing in person will be two Stamford, Conn psychologists - Paul Donoghue, Ph.D., and Mary Siegel, Ph.D., both of Community Psychological Consultants, and five Wake Forest staffers: Charles E. McCall, MD, professor of internal medicine (infectious diseases),William McKinney, MD, associate professor of neurology, emeritus, Edward Smith, MD, Department of Dermatology, Earl Watts,MD, associate professor of medicine (cardiology); and Heather King, Department of Dermatology,

In addition to the latest research findings and new treatments for lupus, the medical presentations will cover a variety of issues, including lupus and infections, skin involvement in lupus, and neurological aspects of lupus.

Registration deadline is Oct. 21. For more information, and to obtain the symposium brochure, which includes the registration form, call Ruth Banbury at the Lupus Foundation at 336-768-1493, or email her at


Contact: Robert Conn, Jim Steele or Mark Wright at (336) 716-4587

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