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UPDATED 11/25/2012 10:12 PM EVENTS ONLY

Upcoming Lupus Events

Lupus: Learning and Living™- San Francisco
Presented by the Lupus Foundation of America
Free event!

DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1 PM - 4 PM
Location: University of California, San Francisco Millberry Union Event and Meeting Center
500 Parnassus Ave #140e
San Francisco, CA 94122

Refreshments and parking will be provided.

To learn about and register for this event, visit:

Separate CME Event also available on this day.

**Look for the tour bus, which contains Lupus exhibits and information**

***Saturday, DEC 8, 2012 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group***
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Western Addition Library,
1550 Scott Street & Geary,
San Francisco

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - MINI CONFERENCE BY LFNC: Lupus Treatment and Research Update (in San Francisco) »
Presented by the Lupus Foundation of Nor. Cal. (
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Women's Building, Audre Lorde Hall, 3543 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA 94110 (map)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please visit to register. There is a fee.

Study on patients with high levels of protein in urine due to kidney disease or lupus. Read more: In English [PDF] | In Spanish [PDF]

Visit our Resources for Clinical Trials and Marketing Studies »

Lupus in the News

(Any news stories containing advice on this website should not be considered a substitute for professional diagnosis, treatment or management of S.L.E. and symptoms by a physician.)

Anthera Announces the Phase 2b PEARL-SC Data Has Been Accepted as a Late Breaking Poster Presentation at the ACR/ARHP 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting »
November 1, 2012, Sacramento Bee

Lupus Increases Risk For Preeclampsia In Pregnancy »
November 1, 2012, Medical News Today

UW Spinoff Resolve Therapeutics Snags $5.8M for Lupus Drug »
November 1, 2012, Xconomy

Beat systemic lupus naturally »
October 31, 2012,

ACR Supports Best Practices For Ultrasonography Use In Rheumatology »
October 31, 2012, Medical News Today

Exagen Diagnostics Receives Avise SLE Certification In New York »
October 25, 2012, Street Insider

A surprise mechanism uncovered in the development of lupus »
October 25, 2012, Medical Xpress

New York Approves Exagen Lupus Test»
October 25, 2012, GenoWeb News

Pivotal Findings on Autoimmune Disease Shared at Lupus Research Institute "Forum for Discovery »
Oct 25, 2012, The Sacramento Bee

In the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Drug Market, Human Genome Sciences/GlaxoSmithKline's Benlysta Will Be the Market Leader in 2021 With Sales of More Than $1.7 Billion »
October 24, 2012, Yahoo! Finance

Antibody found in lupus may protect against certain cancers »
October 24, 2012, Health Canal

Clinical Connection »
Clinical trial listing for lupus


News from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)

Investigational Lupus Compound Clinical Trials to Begin in 2013‏ »
November 5, 2012, LFNC Newsletter

Flu Season, New Lupus Diagnostics Tool, and More‏ »
October 29, 2012, LFNC Newsletter

First $1 Million Private Foundation Research Grants Awarded to Find Cause of Lupus‏ »
October 22, 2012, LFNC Newsletter

Belimumab Deemed Safe for Long-Term Treatment of Lupus‏ »
October 15, 2012, LFNC Newsletter

Celebrity Talks Lupus, the LFNC 2013 Calendar, and More!‏ »
October 8, 2012, LFNC Newsletter

Interactive Patient Tutorial on Lupus »
LFNC and

Archived LFNC E-Newsletters »
Topics include Free or Discounted Hospital Care, Metabolic Syndrome and Lupus, etc.

News from the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)

Jets to Host Alliance for Lupus Research Lupus Awareness Day »
October 11, 2012.

The IHeartRadio Music Festival Rocked Las Vegas for the Second Year with the Biggest Concert and Talent in Radio History »
September 24, 2012, Daily Markets

Brave New Biometric World: Intel Helps Diagnose Lupus, Arthritis »
September 20, 2012, EE Times

'There Were Tears, but We All Pulled Through' »
September 20, 2012, Harlow Star

Anthera Announces the Advancement of Blisibimod into Phase 3 Development for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) »
September 17, 2012, Yahoo Finance

The Latest Lupus Research Update Newsletters »
In every LRU, you'll learn about everything from the most technical advances in lupus science and ALR-funded investigator profiles, to the latest Walk with Us to Cure Lupus and grassroots advocacy program news. We are also proud to introduce a new "Face of Lupus" in each quarterly newsletter.

News from the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

October 26, 2012 Lupus Foundation of America to Fund Studies That Address Gaps in Lupus Research »
October 26, 2012,

Mayor Bloomberg Praises Lupus Foundation of America for Raising Awareness, Advancing Research »
October 24, 2012,

Celebrity, Researcher, and Humanitarians Honored at the Lupus Foundation of America's 2012 Butterfly Gala »
October 19, 2012,

People With Lupus Deserve Access to Full Range of Medications Under Affordable Care Act »
October 4, 2012,

The Latest Lupus Now Magazine »
Fall/Winter 2011


Do you have any lupus news you'd like to share?
Please feel free to contact us!


SF Support Group Meetings

Sat., Dec 8, 2012
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
(Nov meeting rescheduled to Dec)

Sat., Jan 19, 2012
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Western Addition Library
1550 Scott St. at Geary
San Francisco
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Typically, we have our San Francisco Lupus Support Group meetings on the third Saturday of every other month.

Contact us if you have any questions.


We're always looking for new ideas and help in improving our support group, such as finding speakers, fundraising ideas, and assisting us with our local Patient Education Day.

We also need volunteers for our own events as well as for other activities like the Lupus Walks.

If you have a passion for spreading awareness for lupus, CONTACT US! »