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Lung Force Expo

May 24, 2017

Every 5 minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. And more than 33 million Americans suffer from lung disease.
Patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to join the American Lung Association to learn about the latest in treatments, medications, resources and research to help those living with lung cancer and other lung diseases lead healthier, active lives.
Directions
Sheraton Hartford South is located off of I-91. Take exit 23 from the North and Exit 23 from the South.
Program Purpose
As a result of participation in the LUNG FORCE Expo, healthcare professionals and patient/caregiver attendees will receive education and resources about lung disease management that will enable them to:

Identify the course of lung disease from the initial diagnosis through treatment, outcome, therapies and emotional support.
Increase knowledge of lung disease assessment, diagnosis and personalized treatment options.
Demonstrate the value of clinical trials.
Increase referral for early detection and understanding of lung disease risk.
Improve patients’ and caregivers’ sense of self-confidence, well-being and ability to cope with the condition.
Increase awareness of available American Lung Association resources, e.g. Facing Lung Cancer, Lung HelpLine, Better Breathers Clubs, Freedom From Smoking® and LUNG FORCE.
Learn about community and local resources via exhibitors and community partnerships.

Special Requests
Participants with special need requests should contact Elizabeth Hitzel at Elizabeth.Hitzel@Lung.org or call 860-838-4375. We are here to make sure you are safe and comfortable.
Exhibits
We are pleased to provide healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers with the opportunity to connect with companies that have respiratory products and agencies that provide key services. Be sure to take advantage of the exhibit times built into the schedule.
Oxygen Refills
Supplemental oxygen will be available for emergency use only.
Continuing Education Credits
This activity has been submitted to Connecticut Nurses’ Association (CNA) for approval to award contact hours. The Connecticut Nurses’ Association (CNA) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
An application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
Parking
Free parking is available at the hotel.
Hotel Accommodations
Please contact the hotel directly at 860-257-6000 to reserve your room and reference the ALA Seminar.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be received by May 10th to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be made after May 12th. Substitutions are permitted. If you need to cancel or substitute, please call 860-838-4375.
LUNG FORCE WALK
Join us for the 2017 Hartford LUNG FORCE Walk!
With an inspiring signature song and music, we will celebrate the collective power of our breath. Our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to raise our voices against lung cancer—and for lung health for everyone.
For more information about the Walk, or about Walk/Expo sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Mackey at Mary.Mackey@Lung.org or call 860-838-4371.
Register today at Action.Lung.org/Hartford.
 

Details

Date:
May 24, 2017
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Venue

Sheraton Hartford @ 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, USA