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CSL Behring

The American Lung Association in West Virginia 415 Dickinson St. Charleston, WV 25301

Major Sponsors

Saturday September 26, 2009 University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 9am-5pm

A one-day conference for patients with lung disease and the healthcare professionals who provide their care.

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 125 Charleston, WV

Supported by an educational grant from Talecris Biotherapeutics, Center for Science and Education.

Agenda 9am-10am Registration 9:45am-11am Don’t Just Survive… Thrive! Learning to Live Well with a Chronic Disease- Carolyn Suppa, EdD -Carolyn is the director of CAMC’s cancer patient support program.

11am Health Fair Begins 11am-12:15pm Ask the Doctor Panel -Edward Eden, MD and Mahendra Patel, MD FCCP -Dr. Eden is the chief, Division of Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Dr. Patel is the medical director at Saint Francis Hospital’s Sleep Center.

11:45am Lunch Buffet Opens 12:45pm-1:45pm Alpha-1 Patient Advocate, Melissa Biggs -Melissa is a national consultant with CSL Behring. 1:45-3:00- Q and A: All About Your Medications– Krista Capehart, PharmD, AC-E

Agenda (cont) -Krista is an assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy.

Register Name(s) __________________________ ___________________________________

Q and A: All About Your Medical Equipment- Laura Tate, RRT, AC-E


-Laura is the former manager of the West Virginia Asthma Coalition and sales representative for Home Best Medical, Inc.

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3pm– Health Fair Ends State___________ 3:15pm– 4:30pm Daily Living with Lung Disease- Kelli Smith, RN, RRT and Stacy Sanson, RRT -Kelli and Stacy work in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at CAMC.

Fighting Indoor Air Irritants- Tracy Matthews, RRT

Phone____________________________ Email_____________________________ I will need oxygen on the day of the event (please remember to bring a copy of your prescription).

-Tracy is the president-elect of the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care.


4:30pm-5pm Closing Remarks and Raffle Drawing (All registered participants are included in the drawing. You need not be present to win, but you must be registered).

Please complete and return to the American Lung Association 415 Dickinson St. Charleston, WV 25301 Fax: 304.342.6600 Email:


2009 WV RR Patient Brochure  

2009 WV Respiratory Rally Brochure for the patient track. It is for those with lung disease and the friends/family who provide their care.