Lupus Education Sessions

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The MUSC Rheumatology Fellowship Program is proud to present the 2020-2021 Teaching Fellows in Lupus Project (TFLP). Through this project, rheumatology Fellows in Training (FITs) hold lupus education seminars for primary care providers to help improve the recognition of signs and symptoms of lupus and rheumatology referral for diagnosis and treatment. 

Please join us for a presentation on Demystifying Lupus, led by The MUSC Rheumatology fellowship program with Drs. Whitney Elg-Salsman, Jessica English and Sean Carter developed and sponsored by The American College of Rheumatology, The Lupus Initiative.

**Please note pre-registration is required, click here to register.

Education Session Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 2,1:30-2:15 p.m.

Where: Virtual, Microsoft Teams

Knowledge Gaps:

TFLP aims to address the following issues:

  • PCPs may only receive 90 minutes of training on lupus in medical school
  • The signs and symptoms of lupus may go unrecognized when patients go to primary care settings at the onset of illness, thereby delaying diagnosis and treatment
  • There is a shortage of rheumatologists available to offer ongoing education to PCPs 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of a virtual education seminar, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of lupus.
  2. Refer a suspected case of lupus to a rheumatologist.
  3. Initiate a work-up for lupus.
  4. Describe lupus as it relates to epidemiology, health disparities disease characteristics and genetics.

Register Today!

**Please note pre-registration is required. Click here to register.


The American College of Rheumatology’s Fellows Education Sessions on Lupus are, in part, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Cooperative Agreement Number NU58 DP006138. Its contents are solely the responsibility of its developers/authors. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services. 


Please contact Dr. Faye Hant, MUSC Fellowship Program Director at