February 06, 2012
McCook, Nebraska—The public is invited to an educational dinner, “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Signs, Symptoms and Current Treatments,” sponsored by Community Hospital on Thursday, February 23 at 5 p.m. in the hospital meeting rooms. Featured speaker is Dr. Joel Matthew Michalski, Ph.D., a medical student completing a rural rotation with McCook Clinic physicians.
Those attending will be offered a sack lunch. There is no charge to attend. Reservations are necessary by calling the 55PLUS info line at 308-344-8255 by Monday, February 20. Be prepared to leave a message with your name, phone number and the number in your party who will be attending. This talk is open to the general public. It is not necessary to be a 55PLUS member to attend.
Dr. Michalski will discuss the signs and symptoms of the disease and explain current treatments of COPD. He will also explain the major risk factors for the development of COPD, the major burden to overall healthcare spending associated with COPD and the major hurdles to effective drug development for COPD.