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Alpha-1 Education Days

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.

 

 

2017 Education Days

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

February 25th - San Francisco, CA

Click here to view the full agenda for this Education Day. 

Saturday, February 25th

9:00 - 9:30 am

Breakfast/Exhibitor Displays

9:30 - 10:15 am

Welcome & Alpha-1 Foundation Update Henry Moehring, President & CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

10:15 - 11:00 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Lung Disease Kamyar Afshar, MD, University of California, San Diego, Center for Advanced Lung Disease

11:00- 11:15 am

Break/Exhibitor Displays

11:15 - 12:00 pm

Basics of Alpha-1 Liver Disease and Research Update Philip Rosenthal, MD, University of California, San Francisco

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

Genetics & Rare Alleles Kim Brown, MS, CGC, Alpha-1 Foundation Genetic Counseling Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Importance of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Lana Hilling, RCP, MAACVPR, Manager, Lung Health Services

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Break/Exhibitor Displays

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Current Issues - Get Involved! Susan S. Jacobs, RN, MS, Clinical Research Nurse Manager, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Nurse Coordinator, Center for Advanced Lung Disease, Stanford University Medical Center & Karen Erickson, Associate Executive Director, Community Engagement, Alpha-1 Foundation

March 25th - Austin, TX

Click here to view the full agenda for this Education Day. 

Saturday, March 25th

8:30 - 9:30 am

Breakfast/Exhibitor Displays

9:30 - 9:45 am

Welcome & Introductions Karen Erickson, Associate Executive Director, 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, Tyler, TX

10:30 - 11:15 am

Basics of Alpha-1 Liver Disease and Liver Research Update Virginia Clark, MD, Associate Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Florida

11:15 - 11:30 am

Break/Exhibitor Displays

11:30 -12:00 pm

Alpha-1 Foundation Update Henry Moehring, President and CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

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

Basic Genetics of Alpha-1 and Importance of Family Testing Kimberly Brown, MS, CGC, Alpha-1 Foundation Genetic Counseling Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Alpha-1 Research Update and Participation in Clinical Trials James Stocks, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX

May 6th - Atlanta, GA

Click here to view the full agenda for this Education Day. 

Registration

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

Hotel Information

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

Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center W
Atlanta, GA 30346
(770) 396-6800

The group rate is $99 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by April 14th to guarantee this rate.

August 5th - Boston, MA

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

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

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center 
1657 Worcester Rd
Boston, MA 01701
(508) 879-7200

The group rate is $99 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by July 14th to guarantee this rate.

September 30th - Boise, ID

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

October 21st - New York/New Jersey

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

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

Crowne Plaza Englewood
401 S. Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 871-2020

The group rate is $149 plus tax and the booking code is Alpha-1 Foundation. Reservations must be made by September 29th to guarantee this 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.