WHO: The COPD Foundation and the American Thoracic Society

WHAT: In conjunction with the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference, the COPD Foundation and American Thoracic Society present a “Meet the Expert” forum for patients and their families. Presented by lung disorder experts, this session includes the latest in research, clinical trials and clinical care. Immediately following the “Meet the Expert” forum, prominent pulmonologists will lead a panel discussion on quality of life issues for patients.

Featured experts from the COPD Foundation’s Clinical Advisory Committee include Robert Sandhaus, MD, PhD, and Scott Ceretta, RT.

Complimentary valet parking, lunch, and oxygen refill stations for those attendees with portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) will be provided.

For reservations or more information call the COPD Information Line at 866-316-2673 or register online here.

WHERE: San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Rooms Yerba Buena 1-6, Yerba Buena Level B2

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Meet the Expert Forum: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Quality of Life Presentations: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHY: COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, and the National Institutes of Health estimate that about one-half of Americans living with COPD don’t know they have it. COPD is the only major disease increasing in mortality in the world.