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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.  


Location

Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel

2435 S 47th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034

(480) 894-1600

 


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. 



Location

Hilton New Orleans Airport

901 Airline Drive 
Kenner, LA 70062 
(504) 469-5000

 


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

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

Dinner and Program Registration

To register to attend the Louisville Alpha-1 Education Day, contact the Alpha-1 Foundation at 877-228-7321 ext 323. Please register by April 25, 2016. 

Hotel Information

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

Holiday Inn Louisville East
1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 426-2600

Program Schedule


Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm

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


Saturday, April 30th

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast/Exhibitor Displays 

9:00 - 9:45 am

Welcome & Alpha-1 Foundation Update

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

9:45 - 10:30 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Lung Disease 

Firas A. Koura, MD, Medical Director, Kentucky Lung Clinic, PSC, Hazard, KY; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Whitesburg, KY

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break/Exhibitor Displays

10:45 - 11:30 am

Alpha-1 Genetics & Family Testing

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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the Experts

Questions and Answers with the Speakers

12:00 - 1:00 pm

  Lunch/Exhibitor Displays 

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Importance of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Angela Henning, PT, Cert MDT, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Lung Transplant 

Maher A. Baz, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Kentucky Transplant Center, Lexington, KY

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Break/Exhibitor Displays

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Supplemental Oxygen: When, Why, How

Bill Clark, Senior Director of Patient and Outreach Program, COPD Foundation

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Basics of Alpha-1 Liver Disease (Virtual)

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

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Patient Panel Discussion


 


August 6th - Denver, COplus

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

Dinner and Program Registration

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

Hotel Information

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

Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Littleton, CO 80124
(303) 925-0004

Hotel Reservations

Contact the Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows at (303) 925-0004 to reserve your room. The group rate is $100 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by July 22nd to guarantee the rate.

September 10 - Pittsburgh, PAplus

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

Dinner and Program Registration

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

Hotel Information

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

Hyatt Reg Pittsburgh International Airport
1111 Airport Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15231
(724) 899-1234

Hotel Reservations

Contact the Hyatt Reg Pittsburgh International Airport at (724) 899-1234 to reserve your room. The group rate is $119 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by August 17th to guarantee the rate.

October 29 - Charleston, SCplus

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

Dinner and Program Registration

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

Hotel Information

The Patient Dinner and Alpha-1 Education Day will be held at:
North Charleston Marriott
4770 Goer Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 747-1900

Hotel Reservations

Contact the North Charleston Marriott at 800-228-9290 or 843-747-1900 to reserve your room. The group rate is $119 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by October 6th to guarantee the rate.

 

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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.