Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Los Angeles Alphas Support Group

Los Angeles, CA

Event date: 3/30/2019 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Export event

3rd Los Angeles Alphas Support Group Meeting & UCLA Education Forum

will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 11:00 am to 2:15 pm at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center,

747 Westwood Plaza, Conference Room B124, Los Angeles, CA 90095, (310) 825-9111



11:00 – 11:30 am: ‘Understanding Alpha-1 Disease’ by Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD, UCLA Medical Director

                                      of COPD/A1AT Program  

       11:30 – 11:45 am:  Patient’s Perspective on Alpha-1                                                                             

       11:45 – 12:15 pm: ‘Non-Pharmacological Therapies, Importance of Exercise & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in

                                      Alpha-1’ by Christopher Cooper, MD, Research lead, UCLA COPD/A1AT Program

        12:15 – 12:45 pm: ‘End Stage Liver Disease and Liver Transplant in A1AT Deficient patients’ by

                                       Gina Choi, MD, Liver Transplant Program at UCLA

         12:45 – 1:15 pm:   Lunch provided by Alpha-1 Foundation Sponsors

         1:15 – 1:45 pm: ‘End Stage Lung Disease in Alpha-1/Lung Transplantation’ by Ariss Derhovanessian, MD,

                                    Lung Transplant Program at UCLA

         1:45 – 2:15 pm: ‘New Approaches in Alpha-1 and Alpha-1 Research’ by Russell Buhr, MD, UCLA Pulmonary

                                    and Critical Care Medicine                                                                           


Space is limited for the Education Forum, RSVP early by Monday, March 25th contact Support Group Leaders,

Angie Merkens (619) 895-2539 or Ken Benson at (818) 340-8987 or email to: