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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.

2021 Alpha-1 Education Days

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

At a Glance

The first Alpha-1 Education Day of the year will feature Alpha-1 experts from the Northwest region of the country. The morning coffee social will highlight local Alpha-1 Support Groups and introduce attendees to the local Support Group Leaders and AlphaNet Coordinators.

The day will include topics of interest to the entire Alpha-1 community and feature a special focus on Rare Disease Day, which takes place on Sunday, February 28th this year.

Registration

Click here to register for the Virtual Alpha-1 Education Day

Agenda

Saturday, February 27th

9:00 – 10:00 am PT
ZOOM Coffee Meet & Greet

10:00 – 10:30 am PT
Vist the Exhibit Hall, Networking Lounge & Resource Center

10:30 – 10:45 am PT
2021 Alpha-1 Foundation Plans
Miriam O’Day, President & CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

10:45 am – 11:00 am PT
Alpha-1 Research Registry Update
Jeanine D’Armiento, MD, PhD, Chair of the Board of Directors, Alpha-1 Foundation

11:00 – 11:30 am PT
Lung & Liver Exacerbations
Alan Barker, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine

11:30 – 12:00 pm PT
Alpha-1 Pediatric Liver Disease
Philip Rosenthal, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Director of Pediatric Hepatology Research, University of California, San Francisco

12:00 – 12:30 pm PT
Visit the Exhibit Hall, Networking Lounge & Resource Center

12:30 – 1:00 pm PT
Rare Disease Presentation

1:00 – 1:10 pm PT
Patient Perspective
Judy Simon

1:10 – 1:25 pm PT
COVID-19 & Vaccine Update: Recommendations for Alphas
Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, FCCP, Clinical Director, Alpha-1 Foundation

1:25 – 1:40 pm PT
Advocacy & Political Updates
Miriam O’Day, President & CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

1:40 – 2:00 pm PT
Vaccine Development – What is Happening Now?
Gregory M. Holt, MD, PhD, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, University of Miami

2:00 – 2:15 pm PT
Question and Answer

2:15 – 2:30 pm PT
Chat with an Alpha Doc!
Jeanine D’Armiento, MD, PhD, Chair of the Board of Directors, Alpha-1 Foundation

Location

VIRTUAL ONLINE EVENT

 

Registration

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Agenda

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Location

VIRTUAL ONLINE EVENT

Registration

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Agenda

Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Location

VIRTUAL ONLINE EVENT

 

AARC Accreditation

These Alpha-1 Education Day learning activities have been approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for 6 hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE).

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.

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.

Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities
 For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at an Education Day, contact Angela McBride at 1-877-228-7321 Ext 233 or email amcbride@alpha1.org.
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