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Breathing New Life Into Age-Old Treatments – Children’s Nationally Recognized Cystic Fibrosis Expert To Lead Interactive Web Cast



WHO:
David M. Orenstein, MD
Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Professor of Cystic Fibrosis Director, Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Health, Physical & Recreation Education and Physical Activity
University of Pittsburgh School of Education

WHAT:
Dr. Orenstein will present a live Web cast that will cover past treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF) that are still viable today, exciting new therapies that will be realized in our lifetime, and the latest updates on newborn screening.

Topics covered in the Web cast will include:

  • Airway clearance and chest physical therapy issues
  • Improvements in survival
  • New therapies in clinical trials
  • Protein Repair Therapy
  • Early diagnosis and treatment in newborns

This dynamic presentation will include the latest results, discoveries and treatments that are making a powerful difference in the world and in patients suffering from CF. The presentation also will involve active participation by audience members. The continuing medical education (CME) event also will be available via live Web cast through Children’s Web site at www.chp.edu/webcasts.

WHY:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation and is at the forefront of cystic fibrosis research and treatments. Dr. Orenstein is nationally recognized authority of on CF, author of several books on CF and is the director of the Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s.

WHEN:
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007
8 - 9 a.m.

Options for Attending:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Register for the live Web cast and the post-event archived session.

 

Contacts:

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016, Marc.Lukasiak@chp.edu
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016, Melanie.Finnigan@chp.edu

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