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O2 & You: Supporting a Healthy Lung Environment

  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center: Gonda Building, Lobby Level 200 1st Street Southwest Rochester, MN, 55902 United States (map)

Lung Health Awareness and Disease Prevention Event

MEGA Lungs Health Education Model: Walk through the giant inflatable lung display!

Meet the Expert Presentations: (Available via Mayo Clinic Facebook post-event) 

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.   
How do we reduce lung cancer mortality in the next decade?  

  • Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society (ACS)
  •  Ellie Beaver, Minnesota Government Relations Director, ACS - Cancer Action Network
  • Carla J. Nelson, Minnesota State Senator, (R) District 26

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.                 
Clearing the Air on E-cigarettes, Nicotine and Tobacco

  • Therese Shumaker, M.S., M.A., Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Program Director Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Lung Health: Answers from the Top of Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., Consultant, Cardiopulmonary Physiology & Performance Lab, Mayo Clinic

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.   
Healthy Lungs Research Project: the Environment, Lifestyle and Genetic Links in Lung Health

  • Courtney Wheatley, Ph.D., Research Associate, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic

Education Exhibits and Activities: (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Ask the Expert: Discuss your lung cancer questions with provider experts; available 11-12 p.m.
  • American Cancer Society: Find information to promote a healthy lung environment locally and nationally
  • Breath Work with Gentle Yoga:  Participate in 15-minute interactive wellness sessions; available 12-1 p.m.
  • Healthy Lungs Research Project: Be proactive about your lung health, learn how to be a study participant
  • Nicotine Dependence Center: Learn about risks of first, second and third hand smoke, e-cigarettes, & vaping
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center: Learn about lung cancer prevention, treatment and research
  • Olmsted Public Health Dept: Protect yourself from harmful environmental exposures
  • Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation: Register for the November 4th Walk/Run event and #First2Burst balloon Challenge in-person or by visiting