The Annual Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state, providing a variety of informative workshops led by physicians and other leading experts. Shanelle Gabriel, HBO Def Poet, singer and activist, will be the keynote presenter. The NC Lupus Summit is open to the public, but pre-registration is required by Friday, Oct. 16. Ticket scholarships are available. A special hotel rate is available for out of town attendees. For more information or to register, call toll-free to 877-849-8271, ext. 1.