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Experts Gather to Help 800K Indiana Residents Who Suffer from Lung Disease

(September 18, 2017) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
[email protected]
(312) 445-2501

Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. In Indiana, there are more than 800,000 people who suffer from lung disease, including more than 3,500 who battle lung cancer.

That’s why, on September 19, experts will gather in Indianapolis 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 is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

The event features nationally recognized experts, including Dr. Nerieda Parada, pulmonologist at the Tulane Hospital & Clinic, Tulane-Lakeside Hospital and Tulane School of Medicine, and Dr. Nasser Hanna, oncologist at Indiana University Health. See the full agenda for the LUNG FORCE Expo here.

Patients, caregivers and healthcare providers are invited to attend the event on September 19 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. 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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