2024 Lupus & You Pittsburgh

Saturday, May 4, 2024
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Magovern Conference Center at Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States

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Join us for the 2024 Lupus & You Empowerment Conference in Pittsburgh!

Please join us for an in-person free educational event focusing on Lupus: Treating the Whole Person.

Manzi Keynote Pittsburgh

We are pleased to announce that Susan Manzi, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Lupus Foundation of America and chair of the Allegheny Health Network Medicine Institute and director of its Lupus Center of Excellence will be the keynote speaker.

Additional Speakers and Panelists

  • Cassandra Dolecki, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP, TTS 
    • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Autoimmunity
    • Cassandra Dolecki is a clinical pharmacist with rheumatology at AHN. She also sits on the LFA’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council.
  • Chelsea Rourke RD, LDN
    • Clinical Dietitian
    • Chelsea is the Registered Dietitian at the Autoimmunity Institute. She’s had the pleasure of serving this population for the past 5 years. Working within nutrition, her goal is to help patients learn the value of whole foods and healthy practices for healing and joy around diet.
  • Brian Gildea, BSN, RN-BC
    • CCST Nurse Navigator
    • Brian Gildea has been a nurse for 19 years and has had the pleasure of working with the Autoimmune institute for 3 years.  He uses a team-based approach to reduce barriers to comprehensive care, support SDOH issues, establish personal relationships to assist patients to trust in their care, and help them gain confidence in managing their disease.
  • Nick Christy, NCC, LPC, CAADC
    • Supervisor, Behavioral Health Consultants 
    • Nick Christy has worked at Allegheny Health Network since 2021. His career at AHN began as a Lead BHC in Primary Care, and he transitioned to the Medicine Institute in March 2023 to work with the Chronic Care Specialty Team. This team currently consists of four Behavioral Health Consultants and Social Services Case Workers.


Stay tuned for exciting updates and announcements as the event draws nearer. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Amber McElrath via email at mcelrath@lupus.org.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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