In this 2 day, on-demand health conference, hear expert physicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas Bush, MD, and Yashaar Chaichian, MD, speak about current lupus research and treatment options, specialized information about pregnancy and lupus—and learn cosmetics tips for skin affected by lupus. Finally, join lupus patients as they share their unique experiences with lupus in a patient panel discussion.
Dr. Yashaar Chaichian is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University, and serves as the Director of the Stanford Lupus Clinic and the Stanford site director for the Lupus Clinical Investigators Network. In addition to clinical trials, his other research collaborations include work that examines the representation of gender and race/ethnicity in randomized clinical trials in SLE, as well as pregnancy-related outcomes in lupus. He is a member of the OMERACT 2022 SLE Working Group that aims to update the core set of patient-reported outcomes to be assessed in lupus clinical studies. He also serves on the Arthritis Foundation Northern California’s Medical & Scientific Committee.
Thomas M. Bush, M.D., recently retired from clinical practice after serving for many years as the chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Bush is still working on projects with the electronic health record at SCVMC. Certified by the board of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Bush received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981. He then completed his residency in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Bush has had a long distinguished connection with the lupus community. He served on the Lupus Foundation of Northern California Education committee from 2000-2008, has peer-reviewed medical journals that deal with lupus and is the author of numerous studies and publications on lupus.