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NEXT MEETING: Sept. 10, 2018

SPEAKER:

Mary Hodges RN, BSN, MSN

TITLE:

Pulmonary Fibrosis

You're Invited! Refreshments Provided!

STALKER AUDITORIUM

Johnston - Willis Hospital
1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

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DOOR PRIZES

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PAST MEETING: Aug 13, 2018

SPEAKER:

Dr. Susan Scharpf

TITLE:

Health and Wellness


PAST MEETING: July 8, 2018

SPEAKER:

Melanie Dalton

TITLE:

What your case manager can do for you?


PAST MEETING: June 11, 2018

Chris McKenney PA-C

SPEAKER:

Chris McKenney PA-C

TITLE:

New Therapies for 2018

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JULY MEETING: July 9, 2018

Johnston - Willis Hospital
1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

SPEAKER:

Melanie Dalton

TITLE:

What your case manager can do for you?


PAST MEETING: May 14, 2018

Lisa Hazelgrove - Breathmatters

Johnston - Willis Hospital
1:15 PM to 3:00 PM

SPEAKER:

Lisa Hazelgrove

TITLE:

Releasing the Emotional Energy of Fear

Lisa Hazelgrove - May 2018 - Richmond Virginia


Past Meeting - April 9, 2018


DOOR PRIZES! REFRESHMENTS!

Speaker:

Janet Pinson, NP

Topic:

All About Inhalers

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BLOODWORK IN YOUR HOME!

MEDALABS - are you homebound?
Medalabs of VA can come to your home to perform bloodwork and more! Results to your doctor quickly!

See a youtube online video that discusses Medalabs in the Richmond area.

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FastCap has donated 100 masks to BreathMatters. We are selling them for $3.00 which is FastCap’s retail. Pick one up at our next monthly meeting!

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WHY WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPERSON

PF is a relentlessly progressive, ultimately fatal disease that affects the lungs, gradually robbing an individual of their ability to breathe. In the U.S. more than 200,000 people are living with PF; 48,000 individuals are diagnosed with PF annually; and as many as 40,000 die annually (1 every 13 minutes). Public awareness of the disease remains very low; there is no FDA approved treatment or cure for the most common form of PF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF); and there is no national PF surveillance registry to collect data and which is critical to developing successful therapies.

THE GOAL

PFREA Creates a National PF Surveillance Registry A registry would improve data collection and information sharing. This should enable research to move forward more expeditiously. The bills contain a provision for the creation of an Advisory Board of governmental agencies, patients and patient advocates, clinical experts and scientists, and others with expertise in PF. The Advisory Board will be responsible for developing the Registry. The Registry will expand upon existing data and will be made available to the NIH and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It will include relevant data, such as incidence and prevalence, environmental and occupational factors, individual demographics, and other relevant information.

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Virginia Easy Access is the name of a website developed for seniors, adults with disabilities, their caregivers and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access is full of helpful information about services and supports that are available across the Commonwealth.

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