Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients learn from specialists, seek answers about incurable disease
BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following announcement was released by The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis:
WHAT: "Living with IPF" Free Educational Seminar for Patients and Their Families
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in partnership with The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), is hosting a free seminar for patients and families living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a fatal disease that affects 128,000 Americans and claims as many lives each year as breast cancer (40,000). Incidence and prevalence have grown more than 150 percent in just five years.
The seminar will address:
-- IPF diagnostic strategies
-- current standards of care and research
-- lung transplantation
-- oxygen management
-- pulmonary rehabilitation
-- life management issues
-- resources and support services
Saturday, May 3, 2008
11:00 a.m. - 12 noon Registration and Lunch
12:00 noon - 4:20 p.m. Seminar
Complimentary lunch included
BIDMC West Campus Kennedy Building Auditorium
One Autumn Street (corner of Longwood Avenue and the Riverway)
Parking is available at the Pilgrim Road Garage on the West Campus for $10. Entrance is located off Crossover Street, which can be reached by either Pilgrim Road or Autumn Street.
**DO NOT use the garage adjacent to Bruegger's Bagel off Longwood Avenue.
An interview opportunity with IPF experts and patients who know what
it's like living with this disease, including:
-- IPF patients who live in the Boston area
-- The seminar will feature nationally recognized experts in the treatment
and study of IPF, including Joe Zibrak, MD, Peter LaCamera, MD, David
|SOURCE Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis|
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