Wed, Mar 24 | Zoom Call

Breathing is Everything: Respiratory care for people with ALS

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Breathing is Everything: Respiratory care for people with ALS

Time & Location

Mar 24, 4:00 PM
Zoom Call

About the Event

We are excited to host EverythingALS Community Event: Breathing is Everything: Respiratory care for people with ALS.

We invite you to join us and other people with ALS and families to engage in a positive setting of collaboration and community.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, March 24th 2021 at 4:00 pm PT

-5:00pm Mountain Time

-6:00pm Central Time

-7:00pm Eastern Time

The meeting will be approximately 45-60mins long followed by an open forum.

Once you RSVP the Zoom details with password will be sent via email. Watch out for the email.

If you have any questions please email us at

Our speaker, Randy Fishman and Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen, MD from University of Pennsylvania will discuss Respiratory care for people with ALS.

John Hansen-Flaschen is the Paul F. Harron Jr. Family Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He served from 1990 through 2014 as the Chief of the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division at Penn. As Division Chief, Dr. Hansen-Flaschen founded the multidisciplinary Paul Harron Lung at Penn with the benefit of a major gift from family members of one of his patients. From 2013 to 2017, Dr. Hansen-Flaschen served as the founding Editor of the international medical journal, the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

In March 2017, Dr. Hansen-Flaschen founded the Jay and Randy Fishman Program for Home Assisted Ventilation within the Harron Lung Center at Penn. This endowed program serves adults who require long-term mechanically assisted ventilation for chronic hypoventilation. Application of the latest technology for respiratory support enables people who are disabled by chronic nerve or muscle diseases such as and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and muscular dystrophy to live at home and engage in their communities.

Dr. Hansen-Flaschen is a career medical educator focusing on medical ethics and humanism. His scholarly interests have focused on reducing the burden of advanced lung disease and critical medical illnesses for patients and family members. His many honors include the Praxis Award in Professional Ethics from Villanova University, the Leonard P Lang Award of the American Lung Association, and the Career Achievement Award of the American Thoracic Society.

​We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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