Colorado Lung Health Connection

Is it getting harder to keep up with the kids? Exercising makes you short of breath? Beginning to curtail or eliminate favorite activities-hiking, visits to the Mountains or even walks in the park? It may not be your age, it might be your lungs? Lung disease can take many forms and is not always easy to identify-Taking the stairs may be harder because of your lungs, not your age!

Mark Your Calendar for October 7th! The 14th annual Colorado Lung Health Connection’s Thomas L. Petty, M.D., Moving Mountains Conference will be held at the PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street in Denver. Conference hours are 8:30am to 3:45pm.

This year’s conference features world class professionals in Lung Health and supporting therapies:
Tristan Huie, MD
“Lessons from Pulmonary Fibrosis for those Living with Lung Disease”

Daniel J. Malone PT, PhD, CCS
“Balance, Falls and Lung Disease”

Mark McCormick, Jim Searcy, Ann Broo
Panel Discussion: “The Ins and Outs of Breathing”

Jeffrey Thompson, UCHealth
“Healthcare Updates”

Dr. Petty was a pioneer in supportive therapies for Lung Health. He was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and at Rush-Presbyterian- St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He also served as Professor of Medicine Emeritus at National Jewish Health in Denver. Dr. Petty was recognized as an authority on respiratory disease authoring articles for Medical Journals, and authoring/editing forty some books/editions.
Most importantly for patients Dr. Petty’s work always focused on the individual patient’s physical and emotional welfare. He spent his career championing collaborative care: a partnership between patient and physician.
Further information may be found on the Colorado Lung Health Website online at: or by calling Joy Grinstead at 303-771-1628, or

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