Media Alert: Lung Association Speaker Series to cover ‘The ABCs of Asthma’

Free, public webinar will feature Herschel Scher, MD, discussing asthma from school years to adulthood

On Wednesday, August 4 at 12 p.m., the American Lung Association in South Florida will host Community Connections, a speaker series featuring a local doctor from Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital who will speak about asthma as children are getting ready to return to in-person learning.

WHAT: The American Lung Association’s Community Connections is a virtual event where we give you access to the leading lung health professionals. During this Live Webinar and Q&A, Dr. Herschel Scher, Medical Director of Pediatric Pulmonology, Palm Beach Operations, at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, will talk about pediatric asthma. He will discuss what you need to know about sending your child back to school, and asthma management from childhood through the transition to becoming an adult. This event is free thanks to support from Memorial Healthcare System and a grant from The Gene and Sue Folden Charitable Trust.

WHERE: Free webinar via Facebook Live and Zoom. Media and the public can register here.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 4 at 12 p.m. ET

WHO: Dr. Herschel Scher, Medical Director of Pediatric Pulmonology, Palm Beach Operations, at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

HOW: Media and the public can register here or request further information and interviews in advance by contacting [email protected] 

WHY: The American Lung Association is the nation’s trusted champion of lung health through its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The Lung Association recently launched its COVID-19 Action Initiative dedicated to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing future respiratory virus pandemics. More at Lung.org/covid19.
 

For more information, contact:

Jill Dale
312-940-7001
[email protected]

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