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National Expert in COPD and Asthma to Keynote LUNG FORCE Expo

(March 6, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

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

Dr. Jerry Krishnan, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, will be the featured speaker at the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago’s LUNG FORCE Expo in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. on April 24.

Dr. Krishnan is a physician-scientist with expertise in the care of patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other complex obstructive lung diseases. He is the co-chair of the recently published European Respiratory Society / American Thoracic Society guidelines for COPD.  He also serves as a principal investigator of clinical trials supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 

“We’re excited to have Dr. Krishnan share the latest on breakthroughs in his research,” said Kristen Young, Executive Director for the Lung Association. “Hearing from experts like him is what makes this event so important. Healthcare professionals and patients get to learn about new treatments and the newest research.”

Dr. Krishnan has served as chairman of the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also served as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance Respiratory Measurement Advisory Panel, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Clinical Trials Review Committee.

The LUNG FORCE Expo, taking place at Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, is a program designed for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other lung diseases.

Healthcare professionals as well as patients living with lung disease or lung cancer are invited to attend the event on April 24. Registration is now open. To learn more and to register visit the LUNG FORCE Expo website or call 312-781-1100.


About the American Lung Association

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