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Hut Lung: A Poignant Portrait


Special Lecture: "Hut Lung: A Poignant Portrait"
Evaluated March 14, 2016 by David B. Kaminsky, M.D., USCAP

Faculty: Thomas V. Colby, MD, Distinguished Pulmonary Pathologist, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ and Annie Griffiths, National Geographic Magazine Photojournalist

The concept for this lecture was born from the unique experience of Annie Griffiths, one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic Magazine. Her excursions into under-resourced countries focused her inner eye on the devastating effects of climate change and the pulmonary damage conferred by interior cooking fires. She founded Ripple Effects Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that empower women and girls in the developing world as they deal with these effects. Toxic smoke inhalants are one of the highest causes of morbidity and death in these countries, a statistic that’s unknown to many health care professionals. To familiarize pathologists, particularly, Annie’s images are interwoven with the pathology of advanced interstitial lung disease presented through the career perspective of Dr. Thomas V. Colby, known internationally for his expertise in lung disease. Their powerful presentation, commemorated in this digital asset, should alert your intellect and awaken your heart to this enormous global problem that needs our collective attention.

Available at no cost for a limited time.