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Radon, Youth E-Cigarette Use Among Featured Topics for Kansas City LUNG FORCE Expo

(May 2, 2019) - KANSAS CITY

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Jill Thompson
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Radon and lung cancer, youth tobacco use, and self-care for people who have lung disease are some of the many sessions being offered during the American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City’s LUNG FORCE Expo, which will take place on June 14 at the Crowne Plaza Kansas City downtown.

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 to live with lung disease,” said Sara Prem, advocacy specialist 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:

  • Bruce Snead, Director, Engineering Extension at Kansas State University, who is presenting on “Radon and Lung Cancer.”
  • Dr. Alvin Singh of Children’s Mercy and Dr. Matt Sharpe of KU Medical Center, who are presenting on “Youth and E-Cigarettes – Discussion about the epidemic of youth vaping, what it means to you and how you can fight back.”
  • Clara Anderson Sainte from Gilda's Club will be presenting on “Sensitive Conversations.”

Healthcare professionals, as well as patients living with lung disease or lung cancer, and caregivers are invited to attend the event on June 14. 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 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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