Tuesday, September 08, 2009

CPF at Beth Israel-Deaconess

For CPF members, from email:

The CPF is proud to invite you to a pulmonary fibrosis seminar hosted by the Interstitial Lung Disease Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on September 12, 2009. This is an opportunity to learn more about PF as well as to interact with other PF patients, families and caregivers. Full details are below for you.

We hope you can make this important patient event.

SYMPOSIUM FOR THOSE LIVING WITH IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2009

BIDMC (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) West, One Autumn Street (corner of Longwood Avenue and the Riverway) The building with blue Children's Hospital awning

**Parking is available at the Pilgrim Road Garage at 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)

RSVP: While pre-registration is not required, we would appreciate notification by phone, email, or register on-line (see below) if you are planning to attend. Please include the number of people that will be with you. [***Please do not RSVP to the CPF, as Beth Israel Deaconess is making the reservations.]

Please call or email:
PHONE: 617-667-5864
EMAIL: ILDcenter@bidmc.harvard.edu

AGENDA/SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, September 12, 2009
10:30 am - 11:15 am Check-In
11:15 am - 11:20 am Welcoming and Opening Remarks DR. JOSEPH ZIBRAK, DR. PETER LACAMERA, BIDMC
11:20 am 11:40 am Patient Outreach & Advocacy TERESA BARNES, VICE PRESIDENT, COALITION FOR PULMONARY FIBROSIS
11:40 am - 12:20 pm Lunch
12:20 pm - 12:45 pm Fundamentals of the Lung and PFT’s DR. DAVID ROBERTS, BIDMC
12:45 pm - 1:10 pm Current Understanding of IPF Biology DR. PETER LACAMERA
1:10 pm - 1:35 pm The Matson Lecture on Clinical Trials for IPF DR. JOSEPH ZIBRAK
1:35 pm - 2:00 pm Question & Answer Session
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 2:40 pm Surgical Lung Biopsy and Transtracheal Catheters DR. SIDHU GANGADHARAN, BIDMC
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm The Virtues of Pulmonary Rehabilitation CLAUDIA LEVENSON, PT, CSS, BIDMC
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm On-line Resources, A Patient's Perspective KEN BAKER
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm Small Group Sessions:
IPF Question and Answer DR. PETER LACAMERA
Clinical Trials DR. JOSEPH ZIBRAK
Management Strategies CLAUDIA LEVENSON, PT, CSS

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