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Lung Association Shines Light on Lung Disease in Minnesota at LUNG FORCE Expo

(September 17, 2019) - MINNEAPOLIS

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
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Cutting-edge treatments and innovative management for lung disease and lung cancer are themes for the American Lung Association in Minnesota’s LUNG FORCE Expo, which takes place on October 11 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott.  

The LUNG FORCE Expo is designed for patients and healthcare professionals to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other respiratory issues. Topics for this year’s event include asthma COPD overlap, cultural sensitivity in treatment of Latinos with asthma, e-cigarettes, lung cancer screening and more.

“By participating in the LUNG FORCE Expo, you are helping change what it means for people to live with lung disease,” said Lisa Gebhard, manager of special projects for the Lung Association. “Join us to learn important lung disease information, share a meaningful experience with others who are affected by lung disease, and care for yourself and others by expanding your lung disease knowledge.”

The event will feature some of the nation’s leading experts in lung disease and lung cancer, including:

  • Kaiser G. Lim, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Ron Reilkoff, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Nissa Tupper, MLA, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Pat McKone, senior director, health promotions, tobacco for the American Lung Association

Healthcare professionals, as well as patients living with lung disease or lung cancer, and caregivers are invited to attend the event on October 11. The LUNG FORCE Expo Patient and Caregivers Program is at 9 a.m. and the Healthcare Professionals Program is at 7 a.m.

More information and registration are available on the LUNG FORCE Expo website.


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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