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Missouri Lung Health Experts, Patients Gather to Empower and Share Knowledge of Lung Disease

(May 21, 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 American Lung Association in Missouri’s LUNG FORCE Expo in St. Louis on June 1.

“For the Expo, hundreds of experts come together to share cutting-edge information in their fields with other professionals and those who suffer from lung disease,” said Plesetta Clayton, director of tobacco control and lung health for the Lung Association. “This information is more important than ever, because there are almost a million people in Missouri who suffer from chronic lung disease. This event works to educate health professionals and help people live better with lung disease.”

The event features presentations and a very special session from keynote speaker Dr. Catina O' Leary, PhD, LMSW; President/CEO; Health Literacy Media, who will be presenting on a framework to improve communication between patients and provider.

Healthcare professionals as well as patients living with lung disease are invited to attend the event on June 1 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel. Registration is now open. To learn more and to register visit the LUNG FORCE Expo website or call 314-449-9145.


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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