'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 available for IPF patients and their families.
The CPF is unable to provide technical support for the event's Webcast. Technical Support is only available by email through Multivu at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Computer Requirements to listen to broadcast:
The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.aspx and at least a 56Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the Webcast, send an E-mail to: email@example.com.
For those who would like to attend the meeting in person, the physical location is:
Kane Hall, Room 110
University of Washington, Seattle
**The UW campus begins at the corner of NE 45th Street and
15th Avenue NE.
For more information, visit http://www.coalitionforpf.org or call 1-888- 222-8541.
About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
IPF is a lung disorder characterized by a progressive scarring - known as fibrosis -- and deterioration of the lungs, which slowly robs its victims of their ability to breathe. Approximately 128,000 Americans suffer from IPF, and there is currently no known cause or cure. An estimated 48,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. IPF is difficult to diagnose and an estimated two-thirds of patients die within five years of diagnosis.
About the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to accelerate research efforts leading to a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), while educating, supporting, and advocating for the community of patients, families, and medical professionals fighting this disease. The CPF funds promising research into new approaches to treat and cure pulmonary fibrosis; provides patients and families with comprehensive education materials, resources, and hope; serves as a voice for national advocacy of IPF issues; and works to improve awareness of IPF in the medical community as well as the general public. The CPF's nonprofit partners include many of the most respected medical centers and healthcare organizations in the U.S. With more than 14,000 members nationwide, the CPF is the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to advocating for those with pulmonary fibrosis. For more information please visit http://www.coalitionforpf.org or call (888) 222-8541.
|SOURCE Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis|
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