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

(March 26, 2019) - DES MOINES, Iowa

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 Iowa’s LUNG FORCE Expo presented by The Iowa Clinic, which will take place on May 10  at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines.

This LUNG FORCE Expo is designed to educate health professionals and adults affected by lung disease or lung cancer about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and other respiratory diseases. Topics for this year’s event include nutrition therapy, physical activity guidelines and recommendations, community resources for patients, radon guidance, and tobacco cessation.

“By participating in the LUNG FORCE Expo, you are helping change what it means for people to live with lung disease,” said Alyssa DePhillips, health promotions specialist 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:

  • Barbara Yawn, MD, MSC, FAAFP, Chief Scientific Officer at the COPD Foundation
  • Bill Field, PhD, MS, University of Iowa College of Public Health Professor
  • Aruna Turaka, MD, Medical Director at Wendt Regional Cancer Center and Paramount Oncology Group

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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