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CPF 'Living with IPF' Patient Seminar to be Webcast Live October 13, 2007
Date:10/8/2007

'Virtual' Attendance Makes it Possible for IPF Patients Across U.S. to Hear

from Top Experts

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the biggest challenges for people who suffer from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is the limitation the disease places on their ability to travel. A new offering from the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) overcomes that obstacle for these patients by allowing them to "attend" a seminar virtually and in the comfort of their own home.

Patients who suffer from IPF, a deadly lung disease that causes progressive scarring in the lungs, are often in desperate need of the information and support offered by special free seminars. However, many are prevented from accessing these unique opportunities because of their need for continuous oxygen supplementation and the burdens of traveling with their critical equipment.

Patients, caregivers and families can now "virtually" attend the CPF's upcoming seminar with the University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.), one of leading specialty centers for the treatment and study of pulmonary fibrosis, by accessing the live webcast of the event live via the Internet. It will also be archived for later playback for patients and their families who cannot attend the event in person.

The live audio Webcast will be available for patients and families living with IPF, caregivers, members of the public, and members of the media.

The "Living with IPF" patient seminar will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 from 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, and can be heard online by visiting: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=42881

The seminar will address IPF diagnosis, current standards of care, lung transplantation, oxygen management and pulmonary rehabilitation, life management issues, and resources and support services ava
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