About Us

Current Projects

The Lupus Initiative has several exciting projects underway to advance the goal of raising lupus awareness and eliminating the associated health disparities.

The Lupus Initiative® created an online lupus-specific education module to provide credit toward maintenance of certification as required by the American Board of Internal Medicine (CARE: Lupus). This course is available now, at no charge to the first 500 registrants. Click here to access the course on the ACR's website.

The Lupus Initiative® has six new interactive case studies covering the clinical manifestations of lupus and issues of cultural competence. Click here to access these cases and complete a survey to give us your feedback.

The Teaching Fellows in Lupus Project aims to reduce health disparities in lupus by increasing awareness and knowledge among frontline health care providers. The program utilizes rheumatology fellows to deliver standardized lupus education for frontline providers. If you are a Rheumatology Program Director or Fellow, click here to learn more.

Review up to four Lupus Initiative CME activities on bias and lupus.
TLI provides teaching and learning resources for health care professionals, patients, and supporters. The goals of these educational resources are to increase the number of medical professionals with knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, to lessen missed and misdiagnoses, to improve communication toward greater patient adherence to treatment regimens, and to increase the number of patients who take an active role in their disease management.
Requirements: The only requirement is that you are an ACR member rheumatologist.
Commitment: 1-2 hours per activity for review and filling out continuing medical education form(s). The forms are simple, and you can review as many activities as you would like.
Contact Anna Knippel at aknippel@rheumatology.org for more information.