On December 2 and 3, 2011, The Second National COPD Conference will bring together individuals with COPD, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and advocacy organizations to collectively look back, assess where we are now, and plan a path forward.
The 1st National COPD Conference, held in 2003, spurred nearly a decade of progress in COPD awareness, diagnosis and treatment, research, and education efforts. Despite the meaningful progress that has been made, significant needs still remain in the COPD community. There are still millions of Americans with symptoms of COPD and no diagnosis, misconceptions about the cause and symptoms of COPD still exist, and most importantly, there is still no cure which means all of us still have work to do! The U.S. COPD Coalition will convene again to review the milestones that have been achieved, identify gaps that remain, and articulate a vision for the next decade of progress.
You can expect to be active participants in the conference since it takes everyone’s unique perspectives to make sure the comprehensive issues associated with COPD are properly addressed. In addition to large group sessions, you can attend hands on workshops, round table discussions and an evening reception honoring one of the great respiratory pioneers, Dr. Tom Petty.
Join us in Crystal City for an exciting conference in the backyard of our Nation’s Capitol! Registration will be open in Mid-May. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when registration opens. Click here to view the save the date postcard and don't forget to forward it to your friends.
See you in December!