Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, education, advocacy, and resources for patients living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) as well as their care partners and families, in order to sustain the highest possible quality of life.
To Unite the Pulmonary Fibrosis Community.
What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)?
Pulmonary Fibrosis is the progressive scarring of the lungs that occurs when air sacs known as alveoli gradually become replaced by fibrotic tissue or scar tissue. As the scar tissue becomes thicker, it leads to stiffness in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Pulmonary fibrosis is found in over 200 lung disorders, so it is important for your health care provider to identify the cause of the fibrosis, because different types of fibrosis respond to different treatments.
Facts About IPF
COMPANION STUDY (Vicore Pharma): Let’s progress science together! There is a research opportunity for a new therapy app for people living with PF. The app is intended to reduce anxiety and improve mental health for all people living with PF. To succeed with the study, I hope you will consider signing up for the 9-week […]
PF Podcast 3000+ DOWNLOADS & REACHING OVER 59 Countries! WOW! We are jumping for joy at the news that the PA IPF Podcast has been downloaded over 3000 times across 59 countries! We are so happy to be spreading the word about IPF internationally and providing resources to those faced with this disease. Want to […]
JOIN US! Co-hosted with Eamonn Costello from patientMpower Learn about research and practical application in using technology to help with patient care! Dr. Ryan Boente, Director of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program, University of Indiana Dr. Patricia Fogelman, Director of Palliative Medicine at Mt. Nittany Medical Center REGISTER HERE
ATS 2023 Conference: Wescoe Foundation facilitating “Meet the Expert” session on integrating ILD support groups in community medical centers
ATS 2023 Conference: Wescoe Foundation facilitating “Meet the Expert” session on integrating ILD support groups in community medical centers Are you attending American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2023 Conference? We are so thrilled to be facilitating a ‘Meet the Expert’ MTE16 session on integrating ILD support groups in community medical centers! JOIN US and REGISTER at […]