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Education Day

The Alpha-1 National Education Day Series provides access to current medical information and resources for Alphas and their families and are held in a variety of regions in the US. All Education Days are free for patients and attendees.

 

 

Click on the city name below to register to attend and for more information.

February 20th - Phoenix, AZplus

 

Click here to view the Phoenix Alpha-1 Education Day invitation and agenda. 


Program & Dinner Registration

Register Today!

To register to attend the Phoenix Alpha-1 Education Day, click here or contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at 877-228-7321 ext 323. Please register by February 15, 2016. 


Location

The Patient Dinner and Alpha-1 Education Day will be held at: 

Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel

2435 S 47th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034

 

(480) 894-1600

Hotel Reservations

Contact the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel at (480) 894-1600 to reserve your room. The group rate is $109 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by January 27th to guarantee the rate. 


Program Schedule


Friday, February 19th at 7:30 pm

Join us for a free Patient Dinner sponsored by AlphaNet, Baxalta, CSL Behring and Grifols.


Saturday, February 20th

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast/Exhibitor Displays 

9:00 - 9:45 am

Welcome & Introductions

Karen Erickson, Associate Executive Director of Community Engagement, Alpha-1 Foundation

9:45 - 10:30 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Lung Disease 

Rajat Walia, MD, FCCP, Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break/Exhibitor Displays

10:45 - 11:30 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Liver Disease (Virtual Speaker)

Jeffrey Teckman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the Experts

Questions and Answers with the Speakers

12:00 - 1:30 pm

  Lunch/Exhibitor Displays 

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Alpha-1 Genetics & Family Testing 

Kim Brown, MS, CGC, Alpha-1 Foundation Genetic Counseling Program, Charleston, SC

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Coping with a Chronic Illness 

Kourtney Stafford, CEO, Youth and Families First, Arizona

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Break/Exhibitor Displays

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Pre and Post Transplant Preparation 

Rajat Walia MD, FCCP

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Patient Panel Discussion

 

 

March 19th - New Orleans, LAplus

 

Click here to view the New Orleans Alpha-1 Education Day invitation and agenda. 


Program & Dinner Registration

Register Today!

To register to attend the New Orleans Alpha-1 Education Day, click here or contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at 877-228-7321 ext 323. Please register by March 14, 2016. 


Location

The Patient Dinner and Alpha-1 Education Day will be held at: 

Hilton New Orleans Airport

901 Airline Drive 
Kenner, LA 70062 

(504) 469-5000

 

Hotel Reservations

Contact the Hilton New Orleans Airport at 1-800-Hiltons to reserve your room. The group rate is $115 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by March 3rd to guarantee the rate. 


Program Schedule


Friday, March 18th at 7:00 pm

Join us for a free Patient Dinner sponsored by AlphaNet, Baxalta, CSL Behring and Grifols.


Saturday, March 19th

8:30 - 9:30 am

Breakfast/Exhibitor Displays 

9:30 - 9:45 am

Welcome & Introductions

Karen Erickson, Associate Executive Director of Community Engagement, Alpha-1 Foundation

9:45 - 10:30 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Lung Disease 

James Stocks, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Texas

10:30 - 11:15 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Liver Disease (Virtual Speaker)

Jeffrey Teckman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

11:15 - 11:30 am

Break/Exhibitor Displays

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Alpha-1 Foundation Update

Karen Erickson

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Meet the Experts 

Questions and Answers with the Speakers

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch/Exhibitor Displays

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Importance of Family Testing & Participation in Clinical Trials 

James Stocks, MD

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Importance of Pulmonary Rehabilitation  

Robert Sandhaus, MD, PhD, FCCP, Clinical Director, Alpha-1 Foundation; Executive Vice President, AlphaNet; Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Break/Exhibitor Displays

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Social Security Disability Program through ACCESS

Mark Hobraczk, JD, MPA, Senior Associate, Government Affairs and Advocacy, Patient Services, Inc. 

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Patient Panel Discussion 

 


 

 

April 30th - Louisville, KYplus

The agenda for this Education Day is currently under development. Please check back soon for updates!

Registration

 

To register to attend the Education Day, please contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at (877) 228-7321 ext 323.

 

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations

 

 

August 6th - Denver, COplus

The agenda for this Education Day is currently under development. Please check back soon for updates!

Registration

 

To register to attend the Education Day, please contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at (877) 228-7321 ext 323.

 

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations

 

 

September 10 - Pittsburgh, PAplus

The agenda for this Education Day is currently under development. Please check back soon for updates!

Registration

 

To register to attend the Education Day, please contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at (877) 228-7321 ext 323.

 

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations

 

 

October 29 - Charleston, SCplus

The agenda for this Education Day is currently under development. Please check back soon for updates!

Registration

 

To register to attend the Education Day, please contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at (877) 228-7321 ext 323.

 

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations

 

 

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AARC Accreditation

These Education Day learning activities have been approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for 6 hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE).

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Oxygen Travel Fund

The Alpha-1 Foundation's Oxygen Travel Fund provides oxygen and equipment for Alphas in financial need to travel to Alpha-1 educational events. To apply, call 877-228-7321 ext 251 with at least 30 days notice.

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View Past Education Day Presentations

Missed an Education Day or unable to attend one? No worries! We have recorded and posted past presentations from our events.

Please visit our E-Education section to view videos of past Education Days and National Conferences.

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Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at an Education Day, contact Alexis Artiles at 1-877-228-7321 Ext 331 or email aartiles@alpha1.org.