Nina Radcliff, MD Presents on E-Cigarettes at Pulmonary Horizons Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Conference to Improve COPD Care & COPD Treatments

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The most comprehensive conference involving all stakeholders and the patient at the same time to improve the diagnosis, treatments and management of patients with COPD

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Nina Radcliff, MD Anesthesiologist, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center; Media Medical Health Contributor; Young Physicians & Communications and New Jersey State Senate Health Committees

Dr. Nina is a consummate patient advocate; we are very fortunate and blessed to have someone of her caliber and passion to join us to enhance the focus on appropriate COPD care and COPD treatments for patients.

Dr. Nina Radcliff is presenting on the controversial E-Cigarettes at the Pulmonary Horizons 2nd Annual COPD Conference in Miami, FL on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nina is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists where she serves on committees for Young Physicians and Communications.

Author of more than 200 textbook chapters, research articles, medical opinions and reviews, she is often called upon by national, regional and local media to provide medical expertise on breaking medical news and topics impacting lives, today. (See YouTube Videos) In addition, she is a regular medical contributor for newspapers and magazines with her health and wellness column: "Dr. Nina's What You Need to Know."

Dr. Nina is a Physician Legislator Ambassador for her state; providing information and insights about issues related to healthcare, primary care shortages, compounding pharmacy safety and patient's rights. Said Vernon Pertelle, MBA, RRT, executive director, Pulmonary Horizons: "Dr. Nina is a consummate patient advocate; we are very fortunate and blessed to have someone of her caliber and passion to join us to enhance the focus on appropriate COPD care and COPD treatments for patients.

"This year's conference kicks off on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. with a Keynote Presentation by Nicholas “Dr. Nick” Yphantides, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Health & Human Services, San Diego County," said Vernon Pertelle, MBA, RRT.

Dr. Nick currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for San Diego County. He was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of one the largest network of Community Clinics in San Diego County, the Council of Community Clinics and was the publicly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for Palomar Health, the largest Public Hospital District in California. As a result of his personal health transformation he now advocates for population and regional health transformation and is passionate about putting the health back into healthcare and keeping the patient at the center of their care.

The theme for Sunday July 19th is associated with Innovation, New Technology, Telehealth and Remote Technologies. The Keynote Presentation will be provided by Amritha Kidiyoor, MS, PhD, Researcher, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Kidiyoor currently serves as a researcher under Anthony Atala, MD, Director at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Her specific interests are associated with reprogramming fibrotic lung tissue to functional epithelial lung tissue.

Dr. Kidiyoor works with more than 300 scientists in the fields of biomedical and chemical engineering, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, materials science, nanotechnology, genomics, proteomics, surgery and medicine to translate the science of regenerative medicine into clinical therapies, that will benefit patients with chronic lung disease.

In addition to the Keynotes and Special Presentations, there will be panel presentations by healthcare industry experts, physicians, clinicians, executives and administrators, which include patients on Saturday and Sunday. Also, two pre-conference workshops chaired by Brian W. Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, on Spirometry and COPD Coordinator on Friday July 17, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 am; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about the conference or to register visit the Pulmonary Horizons website.

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