Learn the Latest on Lung Cancer and Lung Disease
More than 33 million Americans suffer from chronic lung disease. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of men and women today. In fact, lung cancer kills almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The American Lung Association in Georgia will host its second annual LUNG FORCE Expo, sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, to provide education and support in the fight against lung cancer and lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
The event will feature the latest trends, resources and research on adult chronic lung diseases and lung cancer in two tracks: one for patients and caregivers, and one for healthcare professionals. The LUNG FORCE Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. The healthcare professional track starts at 7:30 am and the patient/caregiver track starts at 9:30 am.
The LUNG FORCE Expo patient/caregiver track will cover topics on screening, treatment options, how to be a smart patient, how to be your own best advocate, and will address the stigma of lung cancer. Topics for healthcare professionals run the gamut from screening and reducing re-admissions to current research trends and improving patient outcomes.
“In recent years, we have been very fortunate due to tremendous advances in the medical and surgical therapy for patients with lung diseases. Our patients’ outcomes are better, and their quality of life has improved as a result of new therapeutic options”, said Dr Rabih Bechara, MD, FCCP Chief of Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
After attending the LUNG FORCE Expo, attendees will come away with tools to help lung disease patients lead healthier, active and more fulfilling lives. In addition to dynamic speakers, there will be door prizes and exhibitors to share information about products and services.
Registration for the LUNG FORCE Expo is $75 for healthcare professionals and $10 for patients and caregivers. Continuing education credits are available for nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and physician assistants. Lunch is included with registration. For more information or to register online, go to LUNGFORCE.org/Expo and select the Atlanta location, or call 770-434-5864x 1704.
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 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.