• What's New?

    Recent questions answered by Dr Kai Beeh and Professor Pierre-Régis Burgel can now be found in the new COPD FAQ section

  • ATS Conference 2017

    World-renowned experts summarise recent developments in COPD management, focusing on the updated position of dual bronchodilation in treatment recommendations

  • Educational Slides

    View the latest educational slides which reflect the most recent disease statistics and the GOLD 2017 COPD management recommendations

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Welcome to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Knowledge Centre

Within the COPD Knowledge Centre you will find details of upcoming events, highlights from recent conferences and useful resources. The site also provides an educational disease overview section where guidelines can be viewed along with information on treatment and diagnosis. A new section dedicated to COPD in Women is now available and features a set of videos discussing COPD from the female perspective.

Upcoming Events

Take a look at the upcoming events that are taking place throughout this year, many of which are featured here due to their relevance to the respiratory sector, and their connection to COPD in particular.


COPD Events

New Videos

Watch a documentary trailer about Leonard Nimoy’s experience of COPD, as well as videos of the personal experiences of female COPD patients. Presentations by Professor Kenneth Chapman and Professor Nicholas Roche showing FLAME results and ICS withdrawal alongside videos presented by disease experts Dr Miguel Rodríguez, Dr Anthony D’Urzo and Dr Rupert Jones are available.

Disease Overview

Available here is an overview of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, updated in January 2017, divided into topics such as epidemiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and guidelines

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