The first human lung transplantation was performed on June 11, 1963. It was considered then (and now) to be something of a miracle procedure. A lung transplant can bring back easier breathing, provide years of life, and replace healthy lung function for people with severe lung disease. The unfortunate complication is a disease called Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome or BOS (pronounced BOSS). The disease can attack the healthy new lung and make the body reject it. A full 50% of lung transplant recipients may develop BOS. If the condition develops, it can make an already difficult transplant journey that much harder. The poor outcomes regarding BOS are due to poor diagnostic criteria, poorly understood disease pathogenesis and very few studies of therapeutic or supportive care interventions. Help us change these statistics by registering for our virtual meeting and sharing your perspective.
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