The LUNG FORCE Expo – Hartford organized by the American Lung Association, is an opportunity for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals to learn more about the latest treatments, resources and research to help improve the quality of life for those with lung cancer and other lung diseases.
— an announcement from the American Lung Association
The Expo will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel at 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill, with a program for professionals from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a patient/caregiver program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Featured speakers and topics include:
- Andrea Borondy Kitts, Lahey Health, will discuss lung cancer screening, eligibility and impact of early detection
- Deb Chabot, Lahey Health, will discuss asthma management
- Dr. O’Neil Green, Baystate Medical Center, will discuss COPD and the patients benefits to a multidisciplinary team
- Dr. Laki Rousou, Mercy Medical Center, will discuss surgical minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy for patients with lung cancer
- Dr. Antarpreet Kaur, St. Francis Hospital, will discuss pulmonary rehab
- Presentations by lung cancer survivors
Healthcare professionals are invited to join a discussion on the most up-to-date research and resources on issues such as COPD, asthma, surgical interventions for lung cancer and lung cancer screening.
Patients living with lung disease will have access to discussions about lung congestion, exercise and the psychosocial toll of chronic lung disease.
The Lung Force Expo Patient/Caregiver program educates adult lung disease patients and their caregivers, giving them the confidence and tools to stay connected and become advocates for their own healthcare.
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.