05 Aug Science Café – More Than Just Skin Deep: The Symptoms, Causes and Life with Lupus
3865 N 82nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
You are invited to a presentation by an expert in rheumatology followed by a conversation with community members.
The biomedical literature presents Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) as a chronic autoimmune disease with a wide range of clinical presentations resulting from its effect on multiple organ systems. Subsequently, it is a complex condition that often presents clinicians with a challenge when it comes to early and accurate diagnosis and management. The condition is further complicated by highly varying disease patterns amongst patients and the unpredictability of flares. While therapeutic interventions have improved over the decades, drugs available for treatment often do not control the disease well enough. It is estimated that SLE affects 250,000 Americans, with a higher prevalence in minority populations. The purpose of this Science Café is to shed light at the complexity of the disease by addressing causes, diagnosis, treatment and life in general with SLE.
Join us on August 19th, and you will…
- Be part of a discussion on research related to lupus and autoimmune diseases
- Learn about research findings and how they relate to your health
- Find answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask
Dinner will be served at 7:00 – 8:00 pm!
Presented by CTSI in collaboration with Providence Baptist Church
About the Session Leader
David J. Gazeley, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. David Gazeley is a physician specializing in rheumatic diseases at Froedtert and Medical College Specialty Clinics. Born and raised in Green Bay, WI, he attended undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Gazeley earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health. This was followed by and internship and residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. In addition, he completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Gazeley’s patient care philosophy is that since rheumatic diseases are complex disorders that present uniquely to every individual patient, listening to each patient’s symptoms carefully, remains the most important diagnostic tool. He believes that for treatments to work successfully, any treatment strategy needs to fit an individual patient’s wellness philosophy. Moreover, he feels that patient education is particularly important when discussing the condition, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options.