The PULMONARY ILLNESS: Trends & Treatment Series is an educational program that provides respiratory therapists and
nurses continuing education credits at no cost to them. FACES believes that exposure to new methods and treatments leads to
improved quality of patient care and better health care outcomes.

The Series was launched in March 2010. If you are interested in receiving details on upcoming presentations, please provide your contact
information here.

Past presentations:

November 15, 2012
Delivering Bad News
by Dr. Howard Beckman

April 18, 2012
Overview of Interventional Pulmonary with an emphasis on
Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
by Dr. Rajeev Swarup

October 19, 2011
Updates on Lung Transplantation
by Dr. Asghar Khaghani

May 3, 2011
Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV): An Interactive Orientation to Clinical Use
by Rick Zahodnic, PhD, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C

September 16, 2010
Palliative Care in End-Stage Lung Disease: Lessons from Experience
by Laura A. Hogan, MS, NP, ACHPN

March 10, 2010
COPD: What You Don't Know That You Don't Know
by Dr. Paul Harkaway
On September 16, Laura A. Hogan spoke on
Palliative Care in End-Stage Lung Disease.
well-received by those in attendance.
Pictured are (L to R) Sharman Lamka, President &
Co-Founder; Laura A. Hogan, MS, NP, ACHPN;
Jolayne Thompson, Vice President & Co-Founder;
and Josette Charboneau, Coordinator.
On May 3, 2011, the Trends & Treatment Series
focused on APRV. Pictured are Presenter Rick
Clinical Coordinator for the Respiratory
Therapy Program at Macomb Community College
Sharman Lamka, FACES President &
Grand Rapids in October 2011. Pictured are (L to R)
Dr. Gregory Neagos, Presenter Dr. Asghar Khaghani,
both of Spectrum Health Medical Group;
Sharman Lamka, FACES President & Co-Founder.
Dr. Howard Beckman was the featured presenter at
the Trends & Treatment Series held on November
15, 2012. He is pictured with The FACES
Foundation co-founders Jolayne Thompson (left)
and Sharman Lamka at the John D Dingell VA
Medical Center in Detroit.
The FACES Foundation
Family And Caregiver Education & Support
The FACES Foundation
is a 501(c)(3)
Benefiting the many 'FACES' of those dealing with pulmonary illnesses: patients, families and
caregivers, as well as the unsung heroes in the respiratory profession.