Today, the American Lung Association in Georgia announced that local physician, Haider Ali, MD, from Northside Hospital Atlanta, will speak at the national virtual LUNG FORCE Expo on December 8.
This LUNG FORCE Expo is designed to educate health professionals about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. Dr. Ali will present during a breakout session on “The Stigma of Living with Lung Disease.”
“It is more important than ever before to focus on and support lung health. 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 their patients,” said Rochelle Smalls, executive director of the Lung Association. “We are honored to have Dr. Ali featured at this important event to help healthcare professionals better treat their patients living with lung disease, including lung cancer and COVID-19.”
The event will also feature topics like COVID-19 and lingering health effects, health disparities in lung disease, treating lung cancer patients in a pandemic, and much more. View the full agenda here.
The LUNG FORCE Expo takes place on December 8 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. Registration is $100. 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 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.