On June 17, 2021 the American Lung Association in South Florida announced that Rupesh Kotecha, MD, Chief of Radiosurgery and Mark Dylewski, MD, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery and Medical Director of General and Robotic Thoracic Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, will speak at the virtual LUNG FORCE Expo on June 24. 
The LUNG FORCE Expo is designed to educate health professionals about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COVID-19 and other lung diseases. Dr. Kotecha and Dr. Dylewski will present on lung cancer.
“The pandemic has shined a light on the importance of continuing to support lung disease and lung cancer patients. Chronic lung disease affects more than 37 million Americans, so it is crucial that healthcare professionals remain educated on the latest trends, research and treatment benefiting patients,” said Chrissy Cohen, executive director for the Lung Association. “It is an honor to have Dr. Kotecha and Dr. Dylewski featured at this important event, which aims to help providers improve the lives of those affected by lung diseases, such as lung cancer and COVID-19.”
The event will also highlight topics including health disparities in lung disease, asthma management guidelines, preventing burnout for healthcare professionals and much more. View the full agenda here.
The LUNG FORCE Expo takes place on June 24 from 12 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. ET. Registration is $100. More information and registration are available on the LUNG FORCE Expo website.
About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.
Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.