UCHealth Invests in Critical Lung Disease Education
(October 4, 2019) - DENVER
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Today, the American Lung Association in Colorado announced that UCHealth the “gold sponsor” for the 2019 Moving Mountains – A Lung Health Expo, hosted by the Colorado Lung Health Connection and the American Lung Association in Colorado, on October 5 at the PPA Event Center – Denver, Colorado.
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, UCHealth 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.
“Moving Mountains Conference – A Lung HealthExpo is a vital resource for people living with lung disease in Colorado to learn about the newest treatments and innovative ways to better care for their health,” said Tim Wimbish, Administrative Director – Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program at UCHealth. “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 Colorado, more than 650,000 people suffer from lung diseases including asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Moving Mountains has been a tremendous partner of the American Lung Association in Colorado for decades, helping care for these people, but also sharing critical information about innovative treatments,” said Ellen Penrod, Executive Director for the Lung Association. “Through their support and investment, we are able to partner to create a truly impactful curriculum for the LUNG FORCE Expo.”
More information and registration are available on the 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: Lung.org.
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