Gary Gibbons, MD, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the latest in pulmonary fibrosis research in his keynote presentation, “The importance of PF-related research to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)” on November 10. Participants will join follow-up talks on the PRECISIONS Trial for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; PFF Registry’s Research Results; and Racial Disparities in Healthcare Outcomes for Individuals with PF.
Kathleen O. Lindell, RN, PhD, Associate Professor and Mary Swain Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Health in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina, will present the benefits of preparing patients and caregivers with information and strategies for end-of-life care in her address “Palliative Care: Spotlight on the Caregiver” on Tuesday, November 7. Participants will hear talks by other speakers on integrative therapies, psychological well-being, and evidence for pulmonary rehabilitation benefits for patients with ILD.
Additional sessions will address clinical trial innovations, coping and support for lung transplant recipients, and dealing with persistent cough, one of the most common symptoms of PF. Workshops on navigating telehealth, meditation and nutrition will also be offered. You can view the full program for more information on this year's exciting Summit.