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New Therapies, Lung Cancer Screening Highlights of LUNG FORCE Expo Chicago

(April 11, 2018) -

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James Martinez
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The full agenda of speakers for the American Lung Association’s 2018 LUNG FORCE Expo was released today.

This year’s LUNG FORCE Expo, set for April 24 in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., is designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers and will feature a full day of presentations about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

The LUNG FORCE Expo includes a professional track for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other lung health professionals. Highlights of the professional program include:

  • Keynote speaker Jerry Krishnan, M.D., PhD, from the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will present on COPD 2018 Updates: Guidelines and Newer Therapies.
  • Physicians from Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern Medicine and Northwest Community Hospital will speak on a panel about guidelines and barriers in lung cancer screening.
  • James Moss, M.D., from Suburban Lung Associates will present on advances in asthma management.

The LUNG FORCE Expo patients/caregivers program educates patients living with lung disease and their caregivers about tools to stay connected and become advocates for their own healthcare. Highlights of the patients/caregivers program include:

  • Nurses speak on a panel discussion about Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Then and Now.
  • Jeanne Barker from Zumba Gold hosts a “Move in Motion” class.
  • Leading lung health experts Neeraj Desai, M.D. MBA FCCP FACP, Sangeeta Bhorade, M.D., Erik Gluck, M.D., and Kevin Kovitz, M.D., will be featured on An “Ask the Doc” panel.

The full agenda is available on the LUNG FORCE Expo website.

Healthcare professionals as well as patients living with lung disease or lung cancer are invited to attend the event on April 24. Registration is now open. To learn more and to register visit the LUNG FORCE Expo website or call 312-781-1100.

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