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This program provides the Alpha-1 Community with access to educational programs from our National Conference and National Education Series.
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Skip speaks on respiratory assist devices to the airline industry educating them on allowed and disallowed devices as well as common problems and misconceptions that occur during the travel process. He spoke at the DOT Disability Forum in Cairo, Egypt in December 2009 and Miami, FL in 2010 Retired as a 29-year veteran Fire/Paramedic Lieutenant of the City of Norfolk, VA Fire Rescue service, Skip began his EMS career in the volunteer rescue squad. During his professional EMS career, he was a Neonatal-Transport paramedic with the Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughters Transport Team and was one of the original Flight Paramedics on the Nightingale trauma helicopter in Norfolk, VA. Skip has been a private pilot since 1976 and the founder of Advanced Aeromedical in 1981. The early days were primarily long-haul critical care patients on turbo-props and jets to all points around the globe and he still serves that clientele. Skip's company enables oxygen dependent people to realize their dream as they travel around the globe. This includes logistical coordination for equipment, oxygen and support for trips all over the world. Whether it be an urgently needed POC on the other side of the country for a flight in the morning, or a 10 liter per minute client going on a cruise, he and his staff will calmly and methodically evaluate and provide a solution to the situation in short order.
Cathey Horsak, Director of Community Programs and Outreach, works with Alpha-1 Association Support Groups throughout the United States and with the Support Group Leader Advisory Council to set policy and guidelines for local Support Groups. Cathey works from her office in Texas and is responsible for providing direction, support and guidance to the newly diagnosed Alphas who call the association. Cathey first became involved with the Association as a volunteer after the death of her MZ liver-affected husband, Richard. As a speaker at Education Days and Support Group Meetings, Cathey has shared her experiences as a caregiver to a liver affected Alpha, detailing Richard’s Alpha story. As an employee of the Alpha-1 Association, Cathey provides updates on Association programs and goals.
Dr. Alan Barker is Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. He has been involved in the Alpha-1 community for 25 years performing patient care and consultations, being part of national collaborative clinical research, leading educational activities, and promoting awareness efforts. He directs the OHSU Alpha-1 Foundation Center of Excellence in Portland, organizes and attends a monthly education and support group, and organizes and participates in an annual regional educational forum for Alphas, their families and friends.
Minneapolis Alpha-1 Education Day
Alphas of Northern Illinois Support Group
Alphas of Northern Illinois Support Group Meeting - Rockford, IL
West Texas Alphas Support Group
West Texas Alphas Support Group Meeting - Lubbock, TX
Reno/Tahoe Alpha-1 Support Group
Reno/Tahoe Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting - Reno, NV
Dakotaland Alphas Support Group
Dakotaland Alphas Support Group Meeting - Sioux Falls, SD
SoCal Roadrunners Alpha-1 Support Group
SoCal Roadrunners Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting - Palm Desert, CA
Glass City & MI Alphas: Walk on the Wild Side
Northwest Indiana (NWI) Alpha-1 Support Group
Northwest Indiana (NWI) Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting – Dyer, IN
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