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State Health Leaders to Address Lung Disease Issue in Minnesota

(September 18, 2018) -

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James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Several leading lung health experts will speak on October 5 at the LUNG FORCE Expo in Minneapolis, the American Lung Association in Minnesota announced today.

The event will bring together healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers to learn about the latest trends, resources and research on lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/Alpha-1, asthma, and other lung diseases. The LUNG FORCE Expo includes three tracks – one for patients and caregivers, one for professionals focused on asthma and one for professionals focused on lung diseases (cancer, COPD and pulmonary hypertension).

“There are more than 500,000 in Minnesota who suffer from lung disease, including thousands who battle lung cancer. That’s why this event is more important than ever to communicate new treatments, help people live better with lung disease and share the newest research,” said Jill Heins, the national director of lung health for the Lung Association. “We are honored to offer presentations by some of the most important voices in lung health in Minnesota.”

The LUNG FORCE Expo will include presentations by Ed Corazalla, MS, RPFT, director of the pulmonary lab at the University of Minnesota; Kaiser G. Lim, MD, from the Mayo Clinic; and Kathy Raleigh, MPH, PhD, from the Minnesota Department of Health. Topics include asthma in Minnesota, e-cigarettes, targeted lung cancer therapy, advances in treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, COPD medications, advances in asthma pathophysiology and more. The full agenda is available here.

Healthcare professionals, as well as patients living with lung disease or lung cancer, and caregivers are invited to attend the event on October 5. Registration is now open. To learn more and to register, visit the LUNG FORCE Expo website or call 651-227-8014.


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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