Arthritis Talks: Let’s Talk Lupus Webinar

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023 the Arthritis Society Canada in partnership with Lupus Canada hosted Arthritis Talks: Let’s Talk Lupus, a webinar which discussed the many complexities of lupus to help you better understand the disease. Lupus expert, Dr. Christine Peschken, touched on topics such as:

• Early signs of lupus, symptoms and risk factors
• How lupus is diagnosed
• What makes it so complex and why it is different than other forms of inflammatory arthritis
• Advancements in lupus research and treatment

Lupus is a lifelong, incurable autoimmune disease that may require lifestyle changes and adjustments. For many people living with lupus, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms.

Dr. Christine Peschken is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is the current Division Head for the Division of Rheumatology, as well as acting Division Head for the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba.
She established the University of Manitoba Lupus clinic at the health sciences Centre in Winnipeg in 2002. She received her medical degree (with distinction) from the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and trained in General internal medicine and rheumatology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed a Master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University and the University of British Columbia prior to joining the faculty of medicine at the University of Manitoba in 1999.
Dr. Peschken is an established investigator in outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus, with special emphasis on and expertise in health disparities in vulnerable populations with lupus. She is a member of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC), and is the chair of Canadian network for improved outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus (CaNIOS).


Christine Peschken, MD MSc FRCPC

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