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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Lung Disease Seminar


Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on lung disease at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

The program, “Lung Disease: Managing My Breathlessness,” will take place in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the MCLI's first floor.

The free event will begin with a health fair until 6 p.m. featuring information about pulmonary rehabilitation, smoking cessation, lung volume reduction surgery and Memorial Home Services medical equipment.

Featured speakers are Joni Colle, a registered nurse and registered respiratory therapist in the lung volume reduction surgery program at Memorial Medical Center; and Dr. Tareq Zaza and Dr. Raj Sreedhar, both pulmonologists with SIU Medicine.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation is at 228 W. Miller St., at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is available in the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter streets.

To register, visit or call 217-788-3333.