Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Lung disease experts gather

  • Print

WINNIPEG —The Lung Association of Manitoba and the Canadian Thoracic Society are hosting a two-day conference in Winnipeg to highlight advances in treating lung disorders and lay out a treatment road map for the future.

Held at the University of Manitoba’s downtown campus starting today, the conference will also examine the $12-billion impact lung disease has on the Canadian economy and health-care system.

At least six million Canadians, or one out of every five people, suffer from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, sleep apnea or other forms of lung disease.

Despite the prevalence of pulmonary illnesses, the federal government has only committed four per cent of its research dollars to lung disease, according to conference organizers. By comparison, other diseases have received a greater proportion of funding, including diabetes (23 per cent), cancer (15 per cent), cardiovascular disease (14 per cent) and HIV/AIDS (five per cent).

city.desk@freepress.mb.ca

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart: NDP Self-Destruction

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • July 1, 2012 - 120701  -   Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • A young gosling flaps his wings after taking a bath in the duck pond at St Vital Park Tuesday morning- - Day 21– June 12, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should the federal government force band chiefs and councillors to disclose their salary information?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google