This webinar will provide basic background information on lupus in teenagers, including signs and symptoms and how to properly manage it.  Dr. Kahn will give suggestions for making the transition from pediatric care to adult care as smooth as possible. In addition, Dr. Kahn will answer questions from the audience.  

Attendee Takeaways:
  • 15-20% of lupus starts prior to 18 years of age
  • Lupus can be more severe in certain ethnic groups
  • Lupus can be more severe in childhood
  • Medication adherence is of critical importance
  • Healthy, reciprocal, honest communication with your rheumatologist is critical

Please Attend if you are a:
  • Lupus patient
  • Interested teen
  • Family of a lupus patient
  • Health Teacher
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Medical student


This webinar is for educational and informational purposes. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation does not recommend or endorse any particular treatment or therapy. The information provided here should not be used for the purposes of diagnosing or treating a medical illness. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional care. Lupus is a very individualized illness; consult with a healthcare professional, in-person, before making any decisions about your care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation does not provide any medical services to its patients and users. For an accurate medical evaluation, participants should seek one from a qualified healthcare professional. S.L.E. Lupus Foundation employees, consultants, and agents shall not be liable for any claims or damages, and expressly disclaim all liability of any nature for any action or non-action taken as a result of the information generated by the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation programs.
Webinar Information
Date Presented:
September 11, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Pediatric onset Lupus and Transition to Adult Care
Philip Kahn, MD

Dr. Kahn is a recognized expert in pediatric lupus. Dr. Kahn graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine - American Program/Tel Aviv University and did his residency in pediatrics at the NYU Langone Medical Center. He completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at NYU.  Dr. Kahn also runs clinics at Bellevue Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Woodhull Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center.
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