VF Dream Big Educational Webinar Series 2018
Topic: Pregnancy and Family Planning Concerns of Women with Vasculitis
Guest Speaker: Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, Duke University Hospital
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Dr. Megan Clowse is the principal investigator of the Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry Study (V-PREG), a V-PPRN Study. The purpose of V-PREG is to learn about the experience of women with vasculitis who become pregnant. In particular, the study consists of several online surveys to assess a) each woman’s vasculitis severity and pregnancy-related experiences, and b) pregnancy outcomes.
Many women with vasculitis wonder whether they should stop or continue their medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding – is it riskier to stop them or continue them? During the webinar, Dr. Clowse will talk about the safety, risks, and benefits of medications during these two periods. At the end of the webinar, attendees should have a better idea about how to weigh the risks to the patient, and a baby, from vasculitis and medications.
Dr. Clowse also leads the Reproductive Concerns Research Interest Group of the PCORnet Autoimmune and Systemic Inflammatory Syndromes Collaborative Research Group (ASIS CRG).
Learn more at https://www.vpprn.org/VPREG