Written and Video Learning Opportunities

Written Learning Opportunities

Have an idea for a written or video learning experience? Email us at COPDPRAXIS@copdfoundation.org.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Trainings

Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency,” an American Association for Respiratory Care-approved (AARC) professional development opportunity, for Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE). All details and preparation materials can be found at http://www.alpha1.org/Healthcare-Providers/Education/CME-CRCE-Credits.

Video Learning Opportunities

COPD action plan

Patients as Partners--Using the My COPD Action Plan for Effective COPD Management

The "My COPD Action Plan" empowers individuals with COPD to be active participants in their COPD management. Enjoy this free webinar intended for both healthcare providers and COPD patients.


Dr. Byron Thomashow is a Professor of Medicine Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is the medical co-director of the Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease on the Columbia campus and is medical director of the New York-Presbyterian Lung Volume Reduction program. He is one of the founders of the COPD Foundation and the Chairman of the COPD Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. MeiLan Han is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. She is co-chair of the University of Michigan COPD Quality Improvement Committee and co-authored the University of Michigan COPD Guidelines. She serves on the steering committees for several NIH sponsored COPD networks including COPDGene and SPIROMICS. She also serves on the medical and scientific advisory committees for both the COPD Foundation and American Lung Association.

Jane Martin is the Assistant Director of Education for the COPD Foundation. She is a respiratory therapist and teacher with over 35-years’ experience across the continuum of care, including representing respiratory therapy on her hospital’s very first asthma critical pathway, and establishing and leading pulmonary rehabilitation and breathing support group programs. She is the author of over 100 COPD-related articles and two books on living with chronic lung disease.

Caroline Gainer is a 73-year-old retired public school teacher and store manager who was diagnosed with COPD in August of 2013. She is active in the COPD community and the local senior citizen center, as well as in the COPD Foundation’s COPD360social online community. She is widowed and lives with her cat Snowball and her dog Albert.


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