Global Respiratory Summit

On Thursday 13 September 2018 patients and leaders from around the globe will join COPD Global and the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform to discuss respiratory health in a summit in Paris.

The summit builds upon the COPD Global Summit held the 13 and 14th of September 2017 in Milan where representatives came together with the continued aim of creating and sustaining a global network that improves care and the lives for the COPD community worldwide. See the map below for our network.


8:00 - 9:00

Welcome Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Introductions

  • Background on COPD Global and GAAPP partnership
  • Previous summits
  • Overview of the day and summit goals
  • Patient testimony

9:30 - 10:15

Global Respiratory Disease Awareness
Rabiya Toak, Lebanon and Gustavo San Martin,Brazil

10:15 - 11:00

Education in the Global Environment
Shane Fitch, Spain and Ilkay Nargaz, Turkey

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 PM- Noon

The Public Policy Landscape
Amena Warner, UK and Vanessa Foran, Canada

12:00 -1 2:45


12:45 - 13:45

Open discussion with panel of patient advocates
Alejandra Rey, Uruguay; Isaack Sunte, Kenya and Natasha Liddle, UK

13:45 - 14:30

Topic/disease state moderated small-group work

14:30 - 15:00

Group 1 Report

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:00

Group 2 Report

16:00 - 16:45

Group Challenge: What Are Our Next Steps?

16:45 - 17:00



Group Dinner

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