Biologics in Lupus – Why, Who, and When?

November 12, 2022 from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm EST

Marriott Grand Ballroom E

Join this live symposium where our experts will discuss how biologic therapies may help address key unmet needs in lupus, and how clinicians can identify the most appropriate patients for biologic treatment.

This symposium, chaired by Dr. Anca Askanase, will include a round-table discussion featuring an expert panel across rheumatology and nephrology, several patient case studies, and audience participation.

We will explore which patient populations may be ideal candidates for biologic therapy to improve disease outcomes based on current treatment guidelines, evidence, as well as expert guidance. Barriers to the use of biologics in clinical practice will also be discussed.

Although current standard therapies may provide symptom relief, biologics have the potential to modify the immunologic mechanisms of the disease.1 By changing the course of the disease, we can help improve disease outcomes, including minimizing disease activity with the fewest treatment-associated toxicities and slowing or preventing organ damage progression.2–4

A pre-recorded overview of the live symposium will be available as a 20-minute virtual Mini-Session led by Dr. Angela Crowley, Dr. W. Winn Chatham, and Dr. Abdallah Geara.

This program is developed and offered by GSK

This is not an official function/event of the American College of Rheumatology.

1Yang B, et al. Front Immunol. 2020;11:539797.
2Fanouriakis A, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019;78(6):736-745.
3Urowitz MB, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019;78(3):372-379.
4Lopez R, et al. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012;51(3):491-8.



Abdallah Geara
Associate Professor of Clinical University of Pennsylvania – Nephrology
Professor of Clinical Medicine – Pennsylvania

Walter Winn Chatham
University of Alabama
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

Anca Askanase
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Lupus Center
Columbia, District of Columbia

Angela Crowley
Hinsdale Orthopedics
Hinsdale, Illinois