The Iowa Clinic Teams Up with the American Lung Association To Educate Healthcare Professionals on Lung Disease and Lung Cancer

The Iowa Clinic, the largest independent, physician-owned multi-specialty group in Des Moines, is teaming up with the American Lung Association to provide critical lung disease and lung cancer education to local healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. The Iowa Clinic has been a strong supporter of the LUNG FORCE Expo for several years. The American Lung Association is proud to announce that The Iowa Clinic is the official local presenting sponsor for this year’s LUNG FORCE Expo on May 1, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn-West Des Moines.

For this year’s LUNG FORCE Expo, The Iowa Clinic experts will present on new lung disease treatments, as well as critical recent topics, such as EVALI: E-Cigarette or Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury Cases.

“Our physicians are some of the best in Iowa and across the country, so it makes sense that they educate local healthcare professionals on these vital lung disease and lung cancer topics,” said Melissa Kramer, Marketing Director for The Iowa Clinic. “We are proud to have five Iowa Clinic providers presenting critical information at the LUNG FORCE Expo this year. We invite all local health professionals, nurses, respiratory therapists, and people impacted by lung disease to join us on May 1.”

The following Iowa Clinic providers are presenting at the LUNG FORCE Expo:

  • Daniel Dodge, DO: EVALI: E-Cigarette or Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury Cases
  • James Mallen, DO: Advanced Bronchoscopy Techniques and Interventions                
  • Andrea Gehrt, LMSW, and Markita Valliere, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C,CCRN: Lung Disease: Quality of Life and the Role of Palliative Care
  • Matthew Trump, DO FACP, FCCP: Ask the Expert Panel

See the full LUNG FORCE Expo schedule here.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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