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APF attends key conferences in 2017 to reach healthcare professionals to reach better outcomes for IPF patients

One of our most important aims to to reach healthcare professionals, to educate them about IPF and to work with them to reach better outcomes for patients.

We are attending key respiratory conferences this year in order to meet with specialist nurses and doctors to achieve this. We attended the ILD Interdisciplinary Network Conference in October which was a two day event bringing educational sessions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities to the ILD health professional community. Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis were pleased to be able to sponsor 10 places for nurses to attend the event.

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis provided 10 bursaies for ILD nurses to attend the conference. Front far left is Senior Operations Manager for APF Roxane Caplan, far right is APF Support Group Co-ordinator, Lorna McLauchlan. Picture by: Shawn Ryan

We attended the Primary Care Repiratory Society (PCRS) conference in September which is a UK-wide professional society supporting primary care to deliver high value patient centred respiratory care. The PCRS-UK conference was one of first conferences that APF attended when the charity first began. Our trustee Wendy Dickinson attended says “we wanted to target staff working in primary care to help early and accurate diagnosis of IPF”.

In December we will be attending our final conference of the year; the British Thoracic Society (BTS) winter meeting. Our trustee Dr Gisli Jenkins is the Chair of the 2017 Winter Meeting Planning Committee and we are delighted to attend to meet with healthcare professionals to seek opportunities for education and collaboration.

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