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Duke Transplant Team to Lead Free Seminar on Lung Transplant

The Duke Department of Medicine, along with the American Thoracic Society and the Lung Transplant Foundation, is offering a free one-day patient seminar on lung transplantation on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mary Duke Biddle Semans Center, Duke University Medical Center, 8 Searle Center Drive, Durham.
Interested patients and their family members should RSVP via email by Sept 10 to Jeff Goldstein, JeffCRI@aol.com.  Complimentary lunch will be provided.
The seminar will foster interaction between transplant health care team and patients, their families and patient advocates. The medical director of Duke’s lung transplant program will be among the speakers. Other physician members of the team will speak, as well nurses and physical therapists involved in the program.
Among the topics that will be covered:

  • Exercise Training: The Importance of Physical Conditioning Pre- and Post-Transplant
  • Managing Organ Availability
  • Recipient Selection of Lung Transplantation: Who Benefits the Most?
  • Diagnosis and Treatment in Acute Rejection and Humoral Rejection
  • Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplant: Timing and Indications

About the Duke Department of Medicine
The Duke Department of Medicine serves as the academic home for more than 1,000 faculty, staff, residents, and fellows engaged in research, education, and patient care. Our outstanding clinical programs are dedicated to providing the best in evidence-based patient care across all disciplines in medicine. Both our research and clinical activities serve as the basis for training future leaders in medicine through our widely recognized residency and fellowship programs, whose former trainees are prominent among leaders in academic, practice, and administrative medicine.
About the American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society and its 15,000 clinicians and scientists work with patients through the  ATS Public Advisory Roundtable to improve  global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders.
About the Lung Transplant Foundation
The Lung Transplant Foundation is an International Non Profit Foundation whose mission is to raise funds to invest in and promote research to find cures for Bronchiolitis Obliterans Disease and to otherwise improve the lives of lung transplant recipients everywhere.