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University of Calgary Creating Survey to Help Pinpoint Risks of PF

The University of Calgary is developing a clinical tool to help identify the environmental and occupational risks of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an undertaking that could lead to a deeper understanding of how the disease takes hold and aid in developing treatments. During the 18-month project, supported by the Three…

Tony Award Recognizes Actress for Work as PF Advocate

Julie Halston, a Broadway theater veteran and comedian, has received the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her longtime volunteer efforts for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). Halston, who is part of the PFF board, has raised more than $2 million for the organization. She also helped to bring…

‘Life with PF’ Campaign Created for Awareness in Canada

For Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, held each September, the biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim Canada has created the Life with PF campaign to help patients better understand the stages of this progressive disease and to empower them to obtain much-needed care. The initiative, which is aimed at…

Patient Groups Team Up to Create First ILD Day on Sept. 15

Aiming to get people at risk for lung disorders more quickly diagnosed and treated, nine patient organizations — including the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) — are collaborating to present the first Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Day, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15. The goal of the daylong observance is…

PFF Summit Will Focus on Research, Quality of Life

With an emphasis on research and how well patients are living, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s (PFF) PFF Summit 2021 is set to take place virtually Nov. 8–13. The global biennial pulmonary fibrosis (PF) conference, which is sponsored in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, will offer live, interactive educational…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

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