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MEMBER SERVICES


      Education
  • Hosting the annual Symposium for the lupus community including health care professionals and our members.
  • Publication of the quarterly newsletter “The Lupus Lighthouse”.
  • Distribution of information packages, books and videos.
  • Maintaining a current library of pamphlets, books, videos and articles.
  • Networking with international lupus organizations for the purpose of sharing updated and significant information.
  • Sustaining a website database with information from world renowned lupus experts including transcripts from our annual Lupus Symposium.

    Support
  • Providing resource information and peer support, on-going communication and information sharing.
  • By partnering with St. Paul’s Hospital Lupus Clinic, initial treatment recommendations are available for newly diagnosed.  For those who have lupus that is difficult to manage, consultative services are also available.
  • Responding to requests for information by members and health care professionals.
  • Assisting with the development of educational materials, as needed for Outreach programs.
  • Liaising with physicians, specialists and other health care professionals to develop an information network.
  • Sustaining a network of 33 provincial contacts and 8 support groups across the province.

    Awareness
  • Facilitating the World Lupus Day and October Awareness Campaigns that are highlighted by Walk a Block for Lupus and the educational symposium, and further supported by advertising campaigns in the various news media.
  • Developing links with the medical community in general, as well as the Division of Rheumatology.

    Research
  • Providing funding support for research initiatives locally and nationally, including research scholarships, clinical support, and research projects.
  • In 2007 the BC Lupus Society announced that plans are in place to retain our own Lupus Research Scholar, Dr. Antonio Avina, working out of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada in Vancouver. 
  • Ongoing support of national research initiatives through Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in SLE (CaNIOS).

 


JOIN NOW

Join Now

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 1.  Join the fight against lupus.
 2.  Learn about lupus.
 3.  Receive quarterly issues of the Lupus Lighthouse.
 4.  Support research.
 5.  Learn coping skills.
 6.  Help the Lupus Society help others.
 7.  Make new friends with a common bond.
 8.  Gain emotional support.
 9.  Receive new research information.
10. Show that you care about this cause.


LIGHTHOUSE NEWSLETTER

Lighthouse Newsletter


The Lupus Lighthouse is a quarterly newsletter that contains notices of upcoming events, articles, medical information, and stories of interest to people with lupus



RESEARCH


The Lupus Society is proud to provide funding support for projects, clinical training, and research scholarships.
Research

 

 


EDUCATION & SUPPORT


  • The Lupus Society provides a variety of education and support alternatives for our members. 
  • Host the annual symposium for our membership, family, caregivers  and health care professionals.
  • Publication and distribution of the quarterly newsletter “The Lupus Lighthouse”.
  • Information packages, books and videos are forwarded upon request.
  • An up-to-date library of pamphlets, books, videos and articles is maintained.
  • Participate in an international network with a number of Lupus organizations for the purpose of sharing updated and significant information.
  • Provide resource information and peer support as requested via a Telephone Contact program, Chapters and Support Groups; on-going communication and information sharing.
  • Respond to requests for information by members and health care professionals.
  • Assist with the development of educational materials, as needed for Outreach programs.
  • Liaise with a number of physicians, specialists and other health care professionals to develop an information network.

ANNUAL LUPUS SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM

Our main information event of the year is our Annual Symposium which is held for a full day in the fall.  The Lupus Society brings in researchers, medical advisors and other knowledgeable speakers from across Canada and internationally, with the goal of providing current and leading edge information to our membership and the community.

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PROVINCIAL CONTACTS


The Lupus Society is proud to provide funding support for projects, clinical training, and research scholarships.
Provincial contacts