DAY ONE RECAP: 2021 Virtual Alpha-1 National Conference

Thank you for registering and joining the first day of the 2021 Virtual Alpha-1 National Conference. Today we were joined by Alphas, friends, family and industry partners for an exciting day on our NEW virtual conference platform.

The multitrack agenda allowed all participants learn something new. Not only did we welcome first time attendees to the conference, but also to the Alpha-1 community. It was so great to see so many Alpha friends at the Morning Coffee Meet & Greet, on the platform, and participating in the live question and answer sessions.

We hope that you had an opportunity to visit the various booths in the exhibit hall and chat with the Alpha-1 staff and industry representatives. If you didn’t get to all of them today, check back again tomorrow. There are many resources to include in your briefcase and download when you leave the platform.

Thank you to Dr. Robert “Sandy” Sandhaus, Clinical Director of the Alpha-1 Foundation and Senior Medical Director of the AlphaNet for updating the community on COVID-19 and what it means for those with Alpha-1. Later in the afternoon, Loretta LaRoche, Renowned Humorist, Stress Management Expert and Star of Emmy-Winning PBS Specials taught us how to Stress Less with Humor and Optimism.

In line with this year’s theme “All In for Alpha-1”, which stands for Attitude, Leadership, Legacy, Improvement, and New Beginnings, we want to show you that the Alpha-1 Foundation is all in when it comes to helping the Alpha-1 community. If you are a first time attendee, this is a new beginning… By being here today, you took the first step in being “All in for Alpha-1”. For veteran conference attendees, we thank for your continued support and participation.

How are you going to be “All In for Alpha-1?”

  • Get involved in fundraising while getting your family and friends engaged in Alpha-1 awareness
  • Make your voice heard by being a patient advocate
  • Join the Research Registry and be part of the cure
  • Join an Alpha-1 Support Group
  • Educate yourself and others

We can’t wait to “see” you tomorrow for day 2 of the 2021 Virtual Alpha-1 National Conference!