Moving Mountains Lung Health Expo
An Educational Program for Lung Patients & Their Familes
You can watch the 2020 conference videos at any time. All available videos are listed below.
Knowledge Is Power. Shared Knowledge Is More Powerful.
Join us online for any, or all of the following webinars. You’ll find the answers you need to build your confidence for coping and moving forward in managing your lung disease with your caregiver, family, and healthcare team.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Dr. Ali Musani
Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for severe emphysema patients.
Dr. Ali Musani graduated from Dow Medical College University Of Karachi Pakistan in 1990. He then did his Internship and Residency at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Internal Medicine (1996). Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Pulmonary Disease (2002) and Thomas Jefferson University Program, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine (2001. Dr. Musani is a professor of Medicine at UC since 2017 in Interventional Pulmonology. Dr. Musani has special interests in interventional pulmonology; early diagnosis of lung cancer; staging of lung cancer; treatment of airway obstruction due to cancers and benign disorders; malignant pleural effusion. He received extensive training, both locally and internationally, in complicated lung diseases requiring bronchoscopic procedures and pleural procedures.
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 9:00 am MT
Patrick Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC
Patrick J. Dunne, a registered respiratory therapist, is President/CEO of HealthCare Productions, Inc., a California-based professional services corporation, providing educational and training services to health care providers and professional associations nationwide. During his 40 year career, he has been the recipient of numerous achievement awards, most notably AARC’s prestigious Jimmy A. Young Medal and the ARCF’s Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. Patrick is recognized as a leading authority on the challenges facing acute hospitals and respiratory therapists in their efforts to ensure the highest quality care for patients with chronic respiratory conditions. He will describe current Medicare coverage guidelines for home oxygen care, with an eye on the steps that Medicare beneficiaries can use to help ensure the physician’s prescribed equipment is ultimately obtained,— not always an easy task, but indeed often possible.
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:00 am MT
Patient Panel: Heather Cady, Mark McCormick, and Richard Harding
Heather is an RN working in Hospice. She was born with Pectus Excavatum - Jeune Syndrome, a genetic disorder, that includes scoliosis and asthma.
Mark retired in 2014 as Project Manager at Comcast Corp. Prior to that, he was an AT&T Operations Manager for 27 years. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at National Jewish Health. Since then, Mark became the Support Group Leader for the IPF group at NJH. He also the “Ambassador” for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation located in Chicago, IL.
As Ambassador, Mark has the opportunity to share his journey with the disease. He enjoys speaking with other groups, especially in newly diagnosed patients. He lets them know patients can live much longer than the prognosis claims.
Richard had an early career as a child actor. At the age of 17, he wrote and performed 3 roles in the modern-day adaptation of the Opera La Traviata, which earned the television station Emmy from the Ohio Branch of Television Arts and Sciences.
While working on a housing project in Colorado, Richard was exposed to what is believed to have been selenium, while installing an irrigation system. From January 2019 to February 2020, Richard had over 200 medical appointments, and 57 Pulmonary Rehab appointments resulting in Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, performed by Dr. Robert MeGuid at UCHealth on Valentine’s Day 2020.
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 9:00 am MT
Dr. Michelle Barron
COVID-19 lessons learned, and how patients can protect themselves.
Dr. Michelle Barron received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1996. She did her internship and residency in internal medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine from 1996-1999. From 1999-2003, Dr. Barron completed her training in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She joined the faculty at UCHSC in 2003 and is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. In addition, she is the Medical Director of Infection Control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Barron’s research interests are in infection prevention and control, transplant infectious diseases, and HIV.