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New Treatments, Innovative Management of Lung Disease Focus of Chicago LUNG FORCE Expo

(March 28, 2019) - CHICAGO

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
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Cutting-edge treatments and innovative management guidelines for lung disease are themes for the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago’s LUNG FORCE Expo, which will take place on April 30 at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

This LUNG FORCE Expo is designed to educate health professionals, people who suffer from lung disease and caregivers about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other respiratory diseases.

“By participating in the LUNG FORCE Expo, you are helping change what it means for people to live with lung disease,” said Felicia Fuller, Dr.PH, director of health promotions for the Lung Association. “Join us to learn important lung disease information, share a meaningful experience with others who are fighting 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:

  • Ravi Kalhan, M.D., Northwestern Medicine, who will present on “COPD 2019 Updates: Guidelines and Newer Therapies.”
  • Neeraj R Desai, M.D. MBA FCCP FACP, Suburban Lung Associates, Chicago Chest Center, who will present on “Minimally Invasive Procedures for Asthma and COPD.”
  • Daniel Dilling, M.D., FACP, FCCP, Loyola University Medical Center, who will present on “Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation.”

The LUNG FORCE Expo Patient and Caregivers Program is from 9:00 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 is 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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