Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Meeting - July '16

Today was the second meeting of the PF Warriors, a North Texas support group.  We had a great attendance and a very informative speaker.  Dr. Corey Kershaw is a part of the Interstitial Lung Disease & Pulmonary Fibrosis Program at UT Southwestern.  Dr. Kershaw spoke about the basics of Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD).

We used GoToMeeting to live stream the presentation for those who could not attend in person.  If you are interested, you can see the slides and hear the presentation.  The audio is not the best, but is understandable. There is feedback from the audio system in the room that distorts it a bit.  I will have to figure out how to improve the audio prior to our next meeting.

 As with any support group, the most important part of the meeting is the community time before and after any presentation.  We have individuals in all stages of their PF journey, caregivers and transplant recipients attending these meetings.  The fellowship is important, we are not alone.

If you would like to attend a support group in your area, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has a tool that you can use to do so.

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