Aiming to build community among oncology and radiology professionals surrounding life-saving cancer screenings, NeuroLogica and the Winnebago Specialty Vehicles division hosted speakers from the American Lung Association, Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute and others, at the 1st Annual Mobile Lung Symposium in Minneapolis, Minn.

According to a press release, the event drew a sold-out audience from healthcare systems across the country to educate professionals on the solutions available to them for extending their cancer screening and prevention programs into the community.

The first annual conference featured a half-day of presentations, a tour of the Winnebago motorhome manufacturing facility in Forest City, Iowa, and a mobile lung unit community outreach vehicle equipped with a NeuroLogica’s mobile low-dose CT scanner, BodyTom. In 2020, the 2nd Annual Mobile Lung Symposium will be hosted by Summit Bodyworks in Denver, Colo., on May 12- 13.

“With over 200,000 people diagnosed with lung cancer every year and over 8 million people at high-risk for lung cancer, early screening is critical to ensure the best chance of survival,” said David Webster, NeuroLogica’s chief operating officer. “We are proud to increase access to low-dose lung screenings through our partnership with Winnebago, and help educate and inspire health systems to expand their services into the community where we know people often need this support the most.”

On the first day of the symposium, attendees met at the Winnebago offices in Eden Prairie, Minn., to learn the latest in lung screening research, how to establish and maintain mobile screening programs, the evolution of Mobile CT’s, and the future of innovative mobile healthcare

“Winnebago has always been a market leader and industry innovator,” said Ashis Bhattacharya, vice president of business development, for Winnebago Specialty Vehicles and advanced technology. “Expanding our innovations into mobile lung screenings represents the next evolution in mobile healthcare innovation and has the potential to change a person’s life dramatically. We are thrilled the symposium was so well received.”