Hospital for Special Surgery’s  LANtern
(Lupus Asian Network)


Lupus Awareness Seminar: What the Asian Community Needs to Know

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

In recognition of May, Lupus Awareness Month, the Hospital for Special Surgery’s LANtern (Lupus Asian Network), in co-sponsorship with the CUNY Asian American / Asian Research Institute, will present a seminar with the purpose of increasing awareness of lupus, and its impact within the Asian/Asian American community. Providers, faculty, staff, students, and those living with lupus should find the seminar informative and enlightening.

Lupus, a serious chronic autoimmune illness, affects Asians at least twice as often as whites, with women affected 9:1.  Lupus can damage any part of the body, including the kidneys, heart, and lungs. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to manage the illness, and improve outcomes. Because the illness is so variable, and often “invisible,” it can also present specific issues from an emotional and family perspective, as well as interfacing with the medical care system. Cultural and language barriers may also present additional challenges.

Our distinguished panelists will highlight the following topics:

  • An overview of lupus: its diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment
  • Psychosocial impact of lupus and cultural considerations
  • A personal perspective in living with lupus
  • Available resources and support

Opportunities will be available for questions and networking.


Stephen A. Paget, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery’s Physician-in-Chief Emeritus and is also the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine at the New York Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.

Su Jin Kim, LCSW, is the Social Work Manager for the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Care and for the Adult Rheumatology Division, Ambulatory Care Services. Ms. Kim has been working with lupus patients and their families for the past 12 years.

Karen Ng, MPH,  has used her personal experience with lupus, her passion, and her leadership to bring national attention to the importance of lupus as a concern for the Asian American community.

Moderator: My-Lan Tran, LCSW, LANtern Program Manager

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