Attendees at the 26th Annual HPS Network Conference, held in Uniondale NY in March, created a video to wish the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health a happy 50th anniversary. NHLBI was pleased with the video and plans to use it at various events throughout the year. If you wish to follow the NHLBI through its 50th anniversary year, follow the hashtag #lung50. If you’d like to see the video, go to: https://youtu.be/1C1wwPzdeYY

On April 9th Heather Kirkwood and MaryAnn Canter, two people with HPS that live in the greater Washington DC area, attended a special reception for NHLBI on Capitol Hill. Besides a few congressional representatives and staffers, there were a number of NHLBI employees at the event. NHLBI showed the video at their staff celebration event. “It was really sweet that several of the NHLBI staff that were at that event came up to MaryAnn and I to tell us how much they loved the video,” says Heather Kirkwood, “I think they’ll remember the HPS Network!”