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Upcoming Simmons Center Events and Support Groups

View or print a PDF of our 2019 events.


February 4, 2019
Violet Rippy 3rd Annual Memorial Lecture Series
Speaker: Gregory Cosgrove, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
UPMC Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC

March 4, 2019
Highmark Insurance and the Simmons Center: Navigating Your Future
Speaker: Daniel J. Kass, MD and Kevin F. Gibson, MD
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
UPMC Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC

April 1, 2019
Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis — What is Happening to Me?
(Includes a tour of the lab)
Speakers: Daniel J. Kass, MD and Mauricio Rojas, MD
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Biomedical Science Tower South, Room S120

May 6, 2019
Traveling Safely — What to Anticipate (Including Safe Use of Oxygen)
Speakers: Melissa Priore, RN, Deborah Piontek, BS, RRT, Larry Babjack, MedCare
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
UPMC Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC

June 3, 2019
Annual Review from the American Thoracic Society International Conference
Speakers: Simmons Center faculty and staff
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
UPMC Scaife Conference Center
Room 1105ABC

July 20, 2019
9th Annual Violet Rippy 5K — Pittsburgh North Shore
Please visit violetrippy5k.org to register.

August 19, 2019
15th Annual Fran Magister “FORE IPF” Annual Charity Golf Outing
Wildwood Golf Club
More information to follow

September is Global Fibrosis Awareness Month
Stay tuned for patient education and provider CME events

October 7, 2019
Gateway Clipper
More information to follow

November 4, 2019
Taking Good Care of Yourself (Nutrition, Vaccines, Exercise, and more)
Speakers: TBD
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
UPMC Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC

December 2, 2019
Annual Holiday Party
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
UPMC Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC
More information to follow


Parking and light refreshments provided unless otherwise stated. Free parking vouchers will be provided.


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Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease

Clinic location (for patient appointment):
Comprehensive Lung Center
Falk Medical Building, 4th Floor
3601 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Schedule an appointment at 412-802-3275 or request an appointment online.

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