[Call to register] World Lung Day Webinar: DYK why lung health is vital for sustainable development?

[Watch webinar recording] [Listen or download audio podcast] First-ever World Lung Day will be observed globally on 25th September 2017.

Hunger for air is a terrible curse for too many people. This is why Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and partners are joining forces globally to put lung health in spotlight. Consider the following:
  • 65 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 3 million die from it each year, making it the third leading cause of death worldwide.
  • 10 million people develop tuberculosis and 1.4 million die from it each year, making it the most common lethal infectious disease
  • 334 million people suffer from asthma, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood.
  • Pneumonia kills millions of people each year making it a leading cause of death in the very young and very old.
  • At least 2 billion people are exposed to toxic indoor smoke; 1 billion inhale polluted outdoor air; and 1 billion are exposed to tobacco smoke.
To compound the tragedy, many conditions are getting worse! We cannot sit still and allow this to happen. We must unite for lung health and reduce this terrible burden.

World Lung Day is a rallying point for advocacy related to respiratory health and air quality. Lung disease is the only major chronic disease group that does not yet have a World Day.

Join us for exclusive webinar with two noted lung health experts: head of FIRS; and Scientific Director of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union).

Date: Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Time: 1pm-2pm Geneva time

Dr Dean E Schraufnagel
and Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Presentation slidesWatch 3:15 - 20:23 of webinar recording for presentation

Dr Paula I Fujiwara
Scientific Director, 

Join us on 19th September and know more from experts about the potential game-changing opportunity: World Lung Day 2017!


CNS Webinars Team

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