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Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients Meet With Top Lung Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Date:4/30/2008

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

When:

Saturday, May 3, 2008

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon Registration and Lunch

12:00 noon - 4:20 p.m. Seminar

Complimentary lunch included

Where:

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.

WHO:

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

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