James Kiley, PhD, the director of the division of lung diseases at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and Jerry Eu, MD, the new program director for NHLBI’s pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research, will co-host a webinar geared at sharing information with patients, families, and caregivers about research into PF.

The one-hour webinar will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. (EST).

The American Thoracic Society and its Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR) will partner with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) to bring the nation’s top experts directly to patients via the webinar, with the theme: The Future of Pulmonary Fibrosis Research—Fibrosis Across Organs.

Kiley and Eu will co-host the event along with ATS PAR’s Chair Teresa Barnes and Gregory Cosgrove, MD, a pulmonologist and PF researcher from National Jewish Health in Denver.

“What better way to know what is going on in a disease that affects you or someone you love than by hearing directly from the experts and asking them questions?” said Barnes, chair of the ATS PAR and vice president of the CPF. “This is an opportunity for patients, families, and caregivers to learn more about a topic of growing interest in the medical community—fibrosis across organs.”

To register for the free webinar, click here.

The webinar is part of the series “Disease Weeks at the ATS.” This week, pulmonary fibrosis is the focus of Disease Week.

Source: American Thoracic Society