Ventilator-Assisted Living©

October 2014, Vol. 28, No. 5


Pfrommer Award Honors
Headley and Fischer

Joan L. Headley, Executive Director of IVUN, and Judith Fischer, retired Executive Director and IVUN Information Specialist, received the Margaret Pfrommer Memorial Award in Long-term Mechanical Ventilation from the American College of Chest Physicians at CHEST 2014 at the annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on October 28.

The award is presented to a clinician or ventilator-assisted professional or advocate who has advanced the area of mechanical ventilation and fostered partnerships between physicians and users of home mechanical ventilation. Through their work for Post-Polio Health International and International Ventilator Users Network, the two were cited for significant contributions to mechanical ventilation.

Headley and Fischer presented the honorary lecture at the annual meeting entitled, “Ventilator Users Can Survive the System with Your Help.”


Photo of Judith Fischer and Joan Headley receiving award.“Ventilator Users Can Survive the System With Your Help”

October 28, 2014, CHEST, Austin, Texas
Judith R. Fischer, MSLS, and Joan L. Headley, MS
International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN)


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