The American Lung Association in Connecticut will host its annual Connecticut Pulmonary Section Meeting & Scientific Sessions for health professionals as a half-day virtual conference on March 3, 2021 from 1pm – 6pm. Connecticut’s leading pulmonary and critical care physicians, respiratory therapists and nurses will attend to learn about the latest research, new developments and key evidence on a range of lung diseases and lung health issues from expert speakers.
The conference is designed to educate health professionals about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung health, with discussions planned on lung disease and disparities in Appalachia, sleep telemedicine, the long-term symptoms and recommended care for COVID-19 patients, and critical care for pulmonary patients. Speakers will be featured from top institutions such as the University of Virginia, the Black Lung Program at Stone Mountain Health Services, Emory University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital and others. Dr. Albert Rizzo, the Chief Medical Officer for the American Lung Association will also be presenting as part of the COVID-19 panel.
“More than 37 million Americans live with chronic lung disease and COVID-19 is affecting millions, so it is critical that healthcare providers are educated on the newest trends, research and treatments that have the potential to benefit the people they serve,” said Michelle Caul, Division Director of Health Promotions for the American Lung Association. “We are honored to have so many passionate and knowledgeable speakers join us at this important event, and look forward to advancing our collective understanding as we strive to enhance care and outcomes for all patients.”
The event can be used for continuing medical education for physicians and respiratory therapists. Standard registration is $100 with discounts for respiratory therapists, nurses and students.
The Connecticut Pulmonary Section planning committee includes many leaders in respiratory care in Connecticut.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.