May 16th Women in Focus Dinner
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May 16th Women in Focus Dinner

Join your Women in Focus colleagues for our next dinner program on May 16th at Maggiano's (Short Pump). There will be time for networking, dinner and an informative presentation by Dr. Sujoy Gill on "Challenging the Management of COPD: Ruling Out Alpha-1"

When: 5/16/2018
From 5:30-8 PM
Where: Maggiano's - Short Pump
11800 W Broad St
Richmond, Virginia  23233
United States
Contact: Kate Gabriel
(804) 622-8133

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This program will discuss:
• The importance of ruling out alpha-1 antitrypsindeficiency (alpha-1), a possible genetic cause of COPD according to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines.
• Case studies and myths associated with alpha-1, including the ideas that all COPD is caused by smoking, only younger patients should be tested, alpha-1 is rare, and there is no treatment.

Participants will learn how easy it is to use the free AlphaKitTM tests, strategies on how to incorporate the tests into their practice as well as what support is available to providers and patients if an alpha-1 patient or carrier is identified.

Mary Pierce, Alpha-1 advocate, will also speak on "Alpha 1 Deficiency: One Patient's Journey."

Hope to see you there! CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

Thank you to Grifols for generously sponsoring this dinner.


The Academy's Women In Focus group was created in 1997 as a way to promote awareness and understanding of women’s health issues.

The goals of the Women In Focus Committee are:
To promote collegiality;
To provide networking opportunities;
To discuss everyday workplace challenges; and
To stay abreast on women’s and children’s healthcare topics and issues.


To create and sustain a dynamic and innovative physician community for the benefit of the Greater Richmond Area.

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