Join Respiratory Health Association for our free monthly webinar series, where we tackle today’s important lung health questions. These hour-long events highlight a range of lung health and clean air topics with experts from the field, and give you the opportunity to ask your pressing questions.
Did you miss one of our webinars? Past recordings are available below so you can watch when the time is right for you!
Our Next Webinar
Topic: Trends in Women’s Lung Health
Thursday, March 18 at 9 AM Central Time
Speakers: Dr. MeiLan Han, University of Michigan and Dr. Ravi Kalhan, Northwestern University
Nearly 21 million U.S. women live with lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis. Millions more have early symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
The numbers are breathtaking:
- More than 13 million women in the U.S. have asthma – accounting for 65 percent of all adults with asthma.
- An average of 193 women die each day of lung cancer, one every 7 minutes.
- An estimated 8.5 million U.S. women are living with COPD. Today, more women die of COPD each year than men.
Despite these numbers, women’s lung disease research is drastically underfunded compared to other causes of death. This means there are fewer treatment options and poorer health outcomes for people living with lung disease.
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. MeiLan Han of the University of Michigan and Dr. Ravi Kalhan of Northwestern University as we look at trends in lung health among women, including the impacts of informal caregiving roles.Register Now
Sponsorship of this webinar is generously provided by JTV (Jewelry Television) and Pulmonx.
Our Past Webinars
School-based Asthma Policies: Addressing Implementation Challenges
In this webinar, Respiratory Health Association and Chicago Asthma Consortium gave an overview of childhood asthma, discussed asthma guidelines Illinois schools must follow to help students with asthma stay safe, and described implementation challenges and what steps can be taken to best support students living with asthma.
Presenters include Anna Volerman, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Erica Salem, MPH, Respiratory Health Association, and Andrea Pappalardo, MD, University of Illinois Health.Watch Now
We hosted a series of webinars which address important topics and updates for people living with COPD and their caregivers.
Supplemental Oxygen at Home
Dr. Jerry Krishnan discusses what supplemental oxygen is, the benefits of using supplemental oxygen, and how to know when it’s time to start or stop using home oxygen.
Current COPD Medications
Managing symptoms and slowing down any damage to lungs is important since there is currently no cure for COPD. In this webinar, we discuss the different types of COPD medications and answer questions.
COPD and Common Comorbidities
Comorbidities, or having more than one condition at the same time, can occur in patients with mild, moderate, or severe COPD. In this webinar, Dr. Paul Reyfman discussed some of the most common conditions that can develop for people living with COPD and the impact they may have.
COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered
As COVID-19 spreads, there is continued focus on developing a vaccine. With promises that a vaccine could be available before the end of the year, many of us are left with questions: How can I sign up to participate in a vaccine trial? When will a vaccine be ready? Will I be able to get it? Will the vaccine be safe? Will it have any side effects? Karen Krueger, MD, joined us to answer these questions and more.Watch Now
Transportation, Air Pollution, and Lung Health
The webinar covers how Respiratory Health Association and its community partners are assessing the impacts of pollution in neighborhoods around Chicago, as well as the health impacts of air pollution, how equity and disparities are effected by pollution, and how electric vehicles and infrastructure benefit health and improve air quality.Watch Now
COPD & COVID-19: A Conversation with a Front-Line Provider
Dr. Khalilah Gates, a practicing pulmonologist from Northwestern University, shared her experience as a front-line provider during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the virus has affected those living with COPD. Learn more about early knowledge on the relationship between COPD and COVID-19, the best prevention tips, and risk factors for those living with COPD and other lung diseases.Watch Now
To learn more about our upcoming Living Better Together COPD webinar series, which will focus on addition topics for those living with COPD, their families, and caregivers, click here.
COVID-19, Children, and Returning to School
As fall approaches, what does COVID-19 mean for returning to school?
Respiratory Health Association, school officials, and mental health experts joined together for a special webinar to address what parents, teachers, and children should know heading back to school this year. From health concerns for both kids and teachers living with lung disease like asthma — to anxiety over new procedures — learn what to expect returning to school. The webinar covers how Chicago Public Schools is preparing to create a safe learning environment and how parents can help their children navigate these changes.Watch Now