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Smoking Cessation, PAD, and a Tie to Hollywood Equals This Year’s VDF Meeting

admin - July 29, 2011

The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced today through a press release that Thomas R. Frieden MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speaker at its annual meeting, “Current Issues in Vascular Disease.” This meeting will take place September 14-15 in McLean, VA.

Dr. Frieden will speak on September 15 about smoking cessation and the public health issue of smoking. These are areas that will be right in line with the VDF’s commitment to reducing smoking and vascular disease.

Russell Crowe  in <em>The Insider</em>

Russell Crowe plays Dr. Jeffrey Wigand in The Insider

Also speaking about smoking cessation will be Dr. Jeffrey Wigand. Dr. Wigand is the former tobacco executive known for helping the U.S. government in its tobacco settlement case. His story was featured on 60 Minutes and was played out in the 1999 film The Insider.

In addition, Matt Logelin, author of Two Kisses for Maddy, will share his personal experience with Deep Vein Thrombosis / Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) and cardiologist, Dr. Thom Rooke, will offer a presentation, Everything I Know About Vascular Disease, I Learned from a Children’s Book.”

As the annual meeting’s title suggests, the latest topics in vascular disease will be discussed, such as peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.), both acute and chronic venous disease, and how to make a difference for patients in one’s community.

Read the VDF press release here:

Life Line Screening is a proud sponsor of the Vascular Disease Foundation and its efforts to raise peripheral arterial disease awareness.

Additional Resources

See 60 Minutes clips about Dr. Wigand’s story:

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