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The Iowa Clinic Invests in Critical Lung Disease Education

(April 16, 2019) - DES MOINES, Iowa

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
[email protected]
312-940-7001

Today, the American Lung Association in Iowa announced that The Iowa Clinic has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 2019 LUNG FORCE Expo, which will take place on May 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines.

The 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. Along with sponsoring the event, The Iowa Clinic experts will lead sessions on rare lung diseases, environmental hazards and asthma, and speak on a panel about lung disease medications, screening and treatment options.

“The LUNG FORCE Expo is a vital resource for healthcare professionals in Iowa to learn about the newest treatments and innovative ways to better care for their patients with lung disease,” said Amy Hilmes, Chief Marketing Officer for The Iowa Clinic. “This event is the only one in our state that brings the healthcare professionals and people affected together, which creates a united force to fight lung disease and lung cancer.”

“In Iowa, more than 300,000 people suffer from lung diseases including asthma, COPD and lung cancer. The Iowa Clinic has been a tremendous partner of the American Lung Association in Iowa for many years, helping care for these people, but also sharing critical information about innovative treatments,” said Alyssa DePhillips, health promotions specialist for the Lung Association. “Through their extensive network of pulmonology experts, we are able to partner to create a truly impactful curriculum for the LUNG FORCE Expo.”

The Iowa Clinic is the largest independent, physician-owned multi-specialty group in the Des Moines community with more than 250 physicians and healthcare providers practicing in 42 specialties.

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 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:  Lung.org.

About The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
Formed in 1994, The Iowa Clinic is the largest independent, physician-owned multi-specialty group in the Des Moines community with more than 250 physicians and healthcare providers practicing in 42 specialties. Our primary location is a 170,000 square foot state of the art medical facility located in West Des Moines. We have 8 other clinic sites throughout the Des Moines Metropolitan area as well as numerous outreach clinics in rural areas. Our population base is 1.1 million patients averaging 420,000 visits per year.

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