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Lecture on new lung disease treatments open to the public

November 02, 2010
Most people don't regularly read the latest research and medical journals, but Grand Valley residents have the opportunity to hear about cutting edge research and medical care by attending the annual Geno Saccomanno Lecture Series, sponsored by St. Mary¹s and the Saccomanno Research Institute. "This year our speaker is Dr. Ali Musani, an expert in chest medicine with extensive training in methods of diagnosing and treating complicated lung diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma," says Marty Jacobson, PhD, research director at the Saccomanno Research Institute. Each year's speaker presents one program to physicians and another geared for the general public. "The lecture series is a great opportunity for the community to learn about new developments in research and medical care," Jacobson says. The annual lecture series is named for Geno Saccomanno, PhD, MD, who started St. Mary's pathology and laboratory services in the late 1940s. Saccomanno conducted landmark research on the detection and analysis of lung cancer caused by smoking and exposure to radiation. The public is invited to the 22nd annual Geno Saccomanno Lecture Series New Technologies in Chest Medicine Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:00 pm Saccomanno Education Center St. Mary's Hospital, Fifth Floor Use the parking garage and take the level three walkway to the hospital. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: Joann Martinez, 970-298-2887