August 2019 Support Group
Dojo Aguilar, BSN, RN, MSN, Guest Speaker
A graduate of the Cebu Institute of Medicine College of Nursing and the University of the Philippines, Dojo Aguilar, began his nursing career over 28 years ago as a trauma nurse and Associate Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing. He has over 23 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in various roles.
We began our meeting with a brief talk from Dojo, Specialty Patient Engagement Liaison at GlaxoSmithKline. He gave an overview of SLE and the immune system, and discussed the importance of taking a more active role in managing your lupus.
June 2019 Support Group
Shayne Armbrister, Guest Speaker
Known as Suga by her friends, Shayne Armbrister was diagnosed with lupus in 2015 and discovered that one of the most common active symptoms of lupus is inflammation. She has strived to eliminate the foods she eats that cause inflammation and adapted a diet to help heal herself naturally. We started our June 2019 support group with a brief talk from Shayne on her ideas about nutrition and an anti-inflammatory diet.
May 2019 – Free Doctors Panel Discussion
Informational and Q&A Event
The Lupus Foundation of Southern California hosted this free doctors panel discussion on Saturday, May 11 from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Attendees had the opportunity to ask any questions they had of an exceptional group of lupus experts, including a rheumatologist, pediatric rheumatologist, dermatologist, dentist, family practitioner, and pharmacist.
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April 2019 Support Group
Marissa Becerra, Guest Speaker
Personal Trainer at the Y, Marissa Becerra, presented a short, low-impact "How to Start Your Day" exercise demonstration to our support group. Attendees were able to participate in this fun activity at the opening of our meeting.
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