The Lung Foundation observed Lung Health Month by hosting a National Lung Health Seminar (held in conjunction with its official launch). The seminar featured a range of expert speakers, including a key note address by leading Australian Pulmonologist, Dr Lucy Morgan, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Concord Hospital, NSW, Australia.
The purpose of the seminar was to:
- Raise awareness of the need for New Zealanders to have healthy lungs and the impact poor lung health has;
- Educate attendees on areas they can help to keep their patients lungs healthy, including: smoking cessation, vaccination, diagnostics and holistic techniques and therapies;
- Enhance sector wide collaboration.