Conference Program

The 2015 National Conference agenda is currently being developed. Please check back in February to see who will be on the agenda.


Don't miss the exciting general sessions and afternoon breakout sessions!  All speakers have the ability to motivate, teach and inspire you to lead a healthly life.  The sessions offer a large range of topics including Alpha-1 lung and liver, a research update, pulmonary rehab, advocacy and many more. 


View the 2014 National Conference Program below.

 

2014 Conference Agenda

Friday, June 6
   

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Registration 

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

 

Courtyard 5, 6, 7

Conference Kickoff - Town Hall

  Track 1 - Courtyard 1 Track 2 - Courtyard 2 & 3

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Courtyard Prefunction

Community Engagement Forum: All Programs

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Conference Orientation 

Cathey Horsak, Director of Community Programs and Outreach, Alpha-1 Association

Lung Procedures from PFTs to Bronchs to LVR

Charlie Strange (Lung), MD, Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina

4:20 pm – 5:05 pm

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 101: Know your Lungs & your Liver 

Kyle Hogarth, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of CRC, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, University of Chicago, Department of Medicine and Critical Care 

What to Expect from Your Physician

Robert Sandhaus, MD, Ph.D., FCCP, Clinical Director, Alpha-1 Foundation, Executive Vice President, AlphaNet, Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health Council

5:10 pm – 5:55 pm

 

Courtyard 1, 2, 3

Clinical Trials: Research Oppurtunities for You

James Stocks, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Ballrooms ABC
Hospitality Suites 

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm 

 

Ballrooms ABC
Dessert Hour 

9:30 pm – Midnight 

 

Cottonwood 3/Prefunction
Club Alpha: Socializing and music with Joe Bizelli

 

Saturday, June 7   

 

8:45 am – 9:30 am

 

Ballrooms ABC

Welcome and Opening Celebration 

9:30 am – 10:15 am

 

Ballrooms ABC

Alpha-1 Foundation Research Update

John Walsh, President & CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

10:15 am - 10:45 am

 

Exhibit Hall A

Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am

 

Ballrooms ABC

REACH Program 

Robert Sandhaus, MD, Ph.D, FCCP

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

 

Ballrooms ABC

Coping Skills with Chronic Illness

Rachel Norwood, MD, Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst, Private Practice

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Exhibit Hall A
Meet the Experts

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Exhibit Hall A
Lunch & Exhibits

2:00 pm – 5:05 pm

4 Breakout Sessions - click here to view the presenters and topics!

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Ballrooms ABC
Dinner & Awards Ceremony

9:30 pm – Midnight

 

Cottonwood 3

Club Alpha: Socializing & karoke with Dr. Sandhaus, Dr. Stocks, & Dr. Campos

 

Sunday, June 8

7:30 am - 9:30 am

 

Ballroom C

Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am

 

Ballroom C

Exercise Session 

 

Sherrie Evenson, MS, ACSM-RCEP, Clinical Exercise Physiologist

8:30 am - 9:30 am

 

Courtyard Room 1

Memorial Service - Facilitated by Joe Reidy and Fred Walsh

 

**There is no general session on Sunday

 

Exhibit Hours


Friday, June 6: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 7: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm


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