The COPD Foundation will participate in the COPD National Action Plan: Tracking Our Progress meeting, hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on November 13, 2019, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
I will be on a panel with American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society representatives to discuss initiatives helping people with COPD and their care providers to manage the disease.
The goal of the meeting is to discuss the progress that members of the COPD community have made toward meeting the goals and objectives laid out in the COPD National Action Plan (CNAP), and how best to track and monitor its progress. Additional presentations will discuss federal agency efforts, national initiatives by supporting organizations, and approaches targeted to individual audiences.
In the afternoon, participants will discuss the development of an online tracking and reporting tool designed for members of the COPD community to record their activities and monitor progress towards meeting its goals and objectives.
We look forward to joining with NHLBI and other federal agencies, our partners and most importantly, patient advocates who have traveled to Bethesda to ensure the patient’s voice is well represented in the important conversations around the COPD National Action Plan.
For more information about the COPD National Action Plan and NHLBI’s ongoing COPD education efforts, please visit COPD.nih.gov. You can watch the first half of the day on the NIH’s live webcast at https://videocast.nih.gov/.
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