First Female Pulmonary Chief at UM to Present Respiratory Health Lunch & Learn

MeiLan K. Han, M.D.

Vitalograph is pleased to host a timely and important lunch and learn webinar on lung health with renowned lung expert and author, MeiLan Han, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan and author of the book, Breathing Lessons available on Amazon.

Dr. Han will be presenting to healthcare professionals a “Lunch and Learn Webinar” sponsored by Vitalograph on July 6th, 2022, at 12:00 CST. Her topic will be Breathing Lessons A Doctors Guide to Lung Health and will feature insights from her book of the same name.  This presentation will be an American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credited program.

To register for the free webinar, https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/BoR7syH/HanWebinar  .

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Han with us for this important webinar that will provide insights on lung health that many Americans haven’t considered – many that weren’t well known until the COVID respiratory crisis began,” said Mark Russell, Marketing Communications Manager for Vitalograph.  “Dr. Han has been in the trenches of the pandemic, as a critical care physician, as well as a female leader.  She has seen the struggles patients and families have gone through and has seen the impact on healthcare professionals.”

Last week, Dr. Han was named Distinguished Achievement Awardee by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) during its first in-person international conference in three years.  The award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions that advance the mission of the American Thoracic Society. Awardees like Dr. Han have made substantial contributions to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung disease, critical illness, or sleep disorders through advocacy, training, and mentorship. The award recognizes one major accomplishment or cumulative impact on the field.

With her book, Breathing Lessons, Dr. Han hopes to help improve the public’s understanding of lungs and how they work so they can protect themselves now and prepare for the next pandemic or other respiratory threat.

Her writings go beyond her book and her published research.  She also published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in January drawing much-needed attention to the deadliest and least talked about part of the pandemic – lung failure.  She has spoken with media nationwide on the topic trying to gain government attention to the leading cause of death in America and that lung damage, scarring and failure has been the cause of a million deaths so far in the pandemic.

How Dr. Han’s book can help healthcare professionals help their patients:

In the early days of the pandemic, Dr. Han saw firsthand how little most patients understood about the lungs, breathing, and emergency breathing tools including non-invasive breathing support and ventilators.  While people with existing lung diseases may be familiar with pulse oximetry and spirometry, most Americans had never heard of them prior to the pandemic crisis.  So, she wrote her book, Breathing Lessons, as a reference to make it easy for any and all audiences to understand important information about their lungs, the tools that are used to diagnose, treat and support them, and how to keep their lungs healthy. It also provides detailed information on most chronic and deadly lung diseases.  Dr. Han hopes all medical professionals will recommend the book to their patients.  It is available on Amazon as well as through other booksellers.

Source: Vitalograph

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