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31st Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update


Allergists, pulmonologists and general practitioners can learn the approaches and methods used to diagnose and treat allergic, respiratory and immune diseases at the 31st Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update conference hosted February 2009 by National Jewish Health. The program is co-chaired by National Jewish professors Harold Nelson, MD, Richard Martin, MD, and Erwin Gelfand, MD, and is a great opportunity to interact with the world's leading specialists.


"This conference will assist all medical professionals in treating their patients who suffer from these conditions," said Dr. Nelson. "It is a tremendous opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers in the nation."

The four day conference will feature dual tracks with pulmonary and allergy and immunology focuses.  The pulmonary track will cover topics in dyspnea, cardiac insights, personalized medicine, chronic infection and COPD.  The allergy and immunology track covers phenotypic markers, chronic sinusitis and asthma, refractory asthma, obesity and asthma, and vocal cord dysfunction.  The conference also includes a plenary session with a focus on women's health.

All participants will observe presentations by national and international speakers and take part in case study discussion workshops interacting with National Jewish Health Faculty.  Attendees can earn 15.5 CME credits or 17.4 CE nursing contact hours. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

National Jewish Health is the only medical and research center in the United States devoted to respiratory, immune and related diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, severe allergies and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus. It has been rated the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation for 11 straight years by U.S. News & World Report.

For more information or to register for the conference please visit or contact Andrea Harshman at 303-398-1948 or by email at 

The Keystone Conference Center is 90 miles west of Denver with a wide range of activities and services designed for the entire family. 


National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

We have many faculty members, from bench scientists to clinicians, who can speak on almost any aspect of respiratory, immune, cardiac and gastrointestinal disease as well as lung cancer and basic immunology.

Our team is available to arrange interviews, discuss events and story ideas.