Contact: Joyce A. Kullman, Executive DirectorVasculitis Foundation800.277.9474[email protected]Vasculitis Foundation October Webinar to Focus on Pregnancy and Vasculitis

(Kansas City, MO): The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) has announced its next webinar: “Vasculitis, Fertility, and Pregnancy: How to build a family despite having vasculitis!”

The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 12:00 PM (Eastern) and is free and open to the public. However, registration is required:

Dr. Megan Clowse, Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Director of the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Clinic, will lead a discussion about the impact of vasculitis on fertility and pregnancy.

Dr. Clowse began her career studying pregnancy in women with lupus during her Rheumatology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She now focuses on improving the management of rheumatic disease, including vasculitis, prior to and during pregnancy. Her primary goal is to help women with rheumatic disease build the families that they desire, despite their illness.

Since 1986, the Vasculitis Foundation has empowered patients through disease education, raising awareness of vasculitis in the general public and medical community, and funding research to determine the cause, develop more effective treatments, and discover a cure. The VF is committed to improving the lives of current and future patients and is positioned as the definitive resource for patients, family members, medical professionals and researchers seeking information about vasculitis.

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