Education Days

Alpha-1 Education Days are held each year for Alphas, their families, and caregivers. These one-day educational programs provide access to current medical information, timely topics affecting Alphas, resources from leading Alpha-1 experts, and opportunities to connect with the Alpha-1 community.

Alpha-1 Education Days are held across the U.S., either in collaboration with a Clinical Resource Center (CRC) or in a specific underserved area. Local support group leaders and Alphas are involved in regional planning and design programming according to the specific interests and needs of the Alphas in the region they serve, with a focus on connecting people to local resources.

2024 Alpha-1 Education Days

Sacramento, CA – March 2nd

Seattle, WA – April 20th

Salt Lake City, UT – August 24th

Indianapolis, IN – September 14th

Birmingham, AL – November 2nd

Continuing Education Credits for RTs

The American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) has approved continuing education hours for respiratory therapists (RTs) in attendance at Alpha-1 Education Days. 

Learn more about CRCE certification through A1F

Oxygen Travel Fund

The Alpha-1 Foundation’s Oxygen Travel Fund provides oxygen and equipment for Alphas in financial need to travel to Alpha-1 educational events. 

To apply, call 1-877-228-7321, ext 251, with at least 30 days notice

Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at an Alpha-1 Education Day, contact Angela McBride at 1-877-228-7321, ext 233 or email