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Local Event to Deliver Vital Lung Disease News to Kansas City Health Experts, Patients

(April 11, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

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

Local healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers will learn about the latest trends, resources and research on lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other lung diseases at the LUNG FORCE Expo on June 15.

Hundreds of lung health experts will gather for the event, hosted by the American Lung Association in Kansas & Great Kansas City, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

“There are more than 600,000 people in Missouri and more than 200,000 in Kansas who suffer from lung disease, including thousands who battle lung cancer,” said Linda Crider, executive director for the Lung Association. “That’s why this event is more important than ever to communicate new treatments, help people live better with lung disease and share the newest research.”

The event features nationally recognized experts, including Dr. Heath Latham from the University of Kansas Health System, Dr. Jane Taylor with Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Dr. Joseph Stilwill from the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. See the full agenda here.

Healthcare professionals as well as patients living with lung disease or lung cancer are invited to attend the event on June 15. Registration is now open. To learn more and to register visit the LUNG FORCE Expo website or call 913-353-9169.


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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