Calling All Members! Be Part Of The Conference!!

Feb 12, 2021

HPS Member Connect
By now you’ve heard that the Annual HPS Conference will be virtual. We are all very excited at this new opportunity for our membership who may not normally be able to attend our physical conference in Long Island to attend our Miles Apart But Close at Heart conference.

While we may be physically distanced, we are still putting on the usual conference you know and love. We will have our Sticking Together Series, where our members can meet with their usual cohorts of Parent, Adults, Non-Lung Subtypes, and Friends and Family. Science Sunday continues with updates from our researchers, as well as many of them still being available for Q&A. Listen for updates from Donna Appell, our Founder and Executive Director in Year in Review. There will also be opportunities for our members and their families of all ages to participate in fun, social events. Two of our most beloved traditions are the Family Album and our Saturday Night Dinner entertainment. Fear not, the show will go on!


We are asking all of our members to record a short 2-3 minute video of themselves and/or family answering our usual questions:

  • Who are you and where are you located?
  • Is this your first conference?
  • What was the biggest thing that happened to you in 2020?
  • What are you looking forward to in 2021?

Send all of your videos to Board Member Kristen Brantner at

Next, our Saturday entertainment will continue, but this year, you are the star! Have a talent? This is your time to shine! Send those clips of any talent you or your children have in to Kristen. She will be making a montage of all the videos for our virtual conference. This is our time to wow our researchers, who will also be in attendance. Let’s remind them why the HPS Network is so special and worthy of their time and dedication.

Please have all videos in by March 1st. Thank you so much!