Program

Program at a Glance

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019

 

Registration
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Disease Overview and Introduction to the PFF
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Welcome reception and poster presentation
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Registration
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Plenary Session
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for professionals 
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sessions for patients, caregivers, those who have lost a loved one, and transplant recipients
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break - Clinical Trials Innovation Series
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Sessions for professionals 
1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Sessions for patients, caregivers, those who have lost a loved one, and transplant recipients
1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Break
2:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Sessions for professionals 
3:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Sessions for patients, caregivers, those who have lost a loved one, and transplant recipients
3:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
5:50 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

Networking Dinner
6:50 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Registration
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sessions for professionals 
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sessions for patients, caregivers, those who have lost a loved one, and transplant recipients
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break - Clinical Trials Innovation Series
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Sessions for professionals 
1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Sessions for patients, caregivers, those who have lost a loved one, and transplant recipients
1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Break
2:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Sessions for professionals 
3:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Sessions for patients, caregivers, those who have lost a loved one, and transplant recipients
3:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Breathing for Maria Elena Flores


I lost my mother, Maria Elena Flores on January 6, 2015 from pulmonary fibrosis among other complications associated with the disease. Watching and caring for my mom these last few years has been hectic and overwhelming at times.

I hope to raise awareness and fundraise to help someone else care for their momma more efficiently. I hope for a cure someday. I cannot tell you how hard it is to watch the person you love most in life struggle for the very thing most of us take for granted, a single breath. She could not take a shower without fainting sometimes, could not walk the short walk to our mailbox, or even change into her clothes without being severely short of breath.

My mom was always there for us and continued to fight the fight as hard as she could for as long as she could. The night her breath was literally taken away was very bittersweet for us. She could now fly and breathe in all the air she wanted but sadly she could not do it here with us.

There was so much life left in my momma, she was only 64. She had weddings, graduations, and many more family occasions to experience. Taken much too soon.

Raising awareness for this is something very dear to myself and that of my family. In her honor I encourage you to donate to this cause which affects many in our communities and families around the world. 

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support.

Veronica Flores-Espalin

United States of America