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

(August 15, 2019) - INDIANAPOLIS

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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 Indiana’s LUNG FORCE Expo, which takes place on September 13 at the Indianapolis-Marriott East.  

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, asthma and other respiratory issues. Speakers from these fields will present current research on topics that have the greatest impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions. Topics for this year’s event include new methods and updates in immunotherapy for asthma and lung cancer, coaching patients how to deal with asthma medication and patient-provider barriers, climate change and lung disease, and e-cigarettes use.

“By participating in the LUNG FORCE Expo, you are helping change what it means for people to live with lung disease,” said Tanya Husain, executive director 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:

  • Rebecca Pettit, MBA, PharmD, and Cindy Fiscus, BSN, RN, AE-C from the Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health
  • Alicia Earnest, MPH from Indiana State 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 September 13. The LUNG FORCE Expo Patient and Caregivers Program is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the Healthcare Professionals Program is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.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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