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Experts Gather to Help 125K Nebraskans Who Suffer from Lung Disease

(October 10, 2017) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. In Nebraska, there are more than 125,000 people who suffer from lung disease, including more than 700 who battle lung cancer.

That’s why, on October 24, experts will gather in Omaha at the LUNG FORCE Expo to present the latest research and resources, and connect people who are impacted by lung disease. The LUNG FORCE Expo educates patients, caregivers and healthcare providers about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

“This event is a gathering of the best minds in lung health,” said Erin Smith, Senior Manager of Tobacco Control and Lung Health for the Lung Association in Nebraska. “The LUNG FORCE Expo provides vital education and resources for healthcare providers, caregivers and people who suffer from lung disease.”

The event features presentations by recognized experts, including Dr. Rudy Lackner and Dr. Lee Morrow, who are co-chairing the event.  See the full list of speakers here.

Patients, caregivers and healthcare providers are invited to attend the event on October 24 at the Embassy Suites in Omaha. Space is limited, so register now at


About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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