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Men and Lupus Webinar for Men's Health Month

Friday, June 3, 2016   (0 Comments)
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In observance of June being Men’s Health Month, the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) LEAP: Lupus Education and Awareness for Patients, Professionals and Providers Program is hosting a webinar on Men and Lupus by Dr. Irene Blanco, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Dean of Diversity Enhancement at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.

The Men and Lupus Webinar is scheduled at 3 pm EST on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. This webinar will explain how lupus presents in men in comparison to women; describe racial/ethnic differences in men with lupus; and explore the importance of early diagnosis of lupus in men. Although lupus mostly impacts women of childbearing age, men and children can develop lupus. The one-hour webinar offers 1 CHES credit.

Individuals interested in attending the webinar should register here:

According to Men’s Health Network, the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

Health educators, public health professionals, health students, lupus patients and primary care providers are invited to participate in this one-hour educational webinar. The Men and Lupus Webinar is part of educational webinar series of the DHPE LEAP Program. LEAP's intention is to increase lupus health education and awareness of lupus to address health disparities.

For more information about the LEAP Program or this webinar, visit

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