International Lung Health Conference to Illuminate Advances in COPD Care and Feature a Patient Education Session

November 10, 2023

The eighth annual GOLD International COPD Conference kicks off Monday, Nov. 13

MIAMI & NEW YORK, (Nov. 10, 2023) – The COPD Foundation is proud to partner with the Global Initiative for Lung Health (GOLD) and Temple Lung Center (TLC) to present a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient session at the eighth annual GOLD International Lung Health Conference on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 in Philadelphia. The free session is the first for the GOLD Lung Health Conference and will provide medication management tips, exacerbation prevention information, pulmonary rehab resources, and oxygen therapy tips to patients and caregivers. It will be offered in-person and virtually.

The patient session is part of a two-day international educational symposium from November 13-14 that will provide the latest in COPD care and management.

COPD affects more than 30 million Americans and is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Symptoms include breathlessness, fatigue, and chronic cough. The chronic lung disease comprises several conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and can be caused by smoking, genetics, early life factors like frequent lung infections, and environmental irritants like smoke or pollution.

This year’s conference will cover the newest developments and breakthroughs in COPD treatment, symptom management, and research while providing health care providers and patients an opportunity to learn from and network with global COPD experts.

"The COPD Foundation is excited to join other leaders in lung health for this conference," said Jean Wright, M.D., MBA, CEO of the COPD Foundation. "We put patients at the heart of everything we do, and this year’s focus on providing free patient education sessions will be an invaluable resource for many people in our community who are living with COPD."


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