copd logo mg normalThe COPD Foundation will host a session on November 11, 2012, titled “Building a Better Foundation for Care and Advocacy,” to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at the 58th International Respiratory Congress of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in New Orleans. Scott Cerreta, director of education of the COPD Foundation, will moderate the session.

“We are pleased that a number of the COPD Foundation’s professionals, board members and medical thought leaders will have the opportunity to share their knowledge,” said Miriam O’Day, senior director of public policy of the COPD Foundation. “The AARC Congress 2012 offers an excellent way for respiratory therapists to learn hands-on about the latest screening and diagnosis methods, as well as the best treatments available to individuals living with COPD.”

Panel topics scheduled for the session include:
• Is Overlapping Asthma and COPD and Orphan Disease
• Advances in COPD Research
• Seize the Opportunity: Teachable Moments for the COPD Patient During Hospitalization
• Getting Active in Advocacy and Research

Source: COPD Foundation