Living Better Together Conference Brings Together COPD Community

Do you live with COPD or care for someone who does? Join Respiratory Health Association on Thursday, November 21, 2019 for our 16th annual Living Better Together COPD Conference at Meridian Banquets and Conference Center in Rolling Meadows, IL.

Every year, we host the largest patient-focused COPD event in the United States. The conference – which welcomed nearly 300 people in 2018 – gives those living with COPD, their families and caregivers a chance to come together to promote disease awareness and share stories. The day-long conference will also feature speakers presenting on a variety of topics, including:

  • Cardiovascular Conditions in Patients with COPD
  • Updates in Oxygen Use
  • New Treatments for Emphysema: Endobronchial Valves
  • Patient Empowerment: Advanced Care Planning
  • Latest in COPD Medications
  • Physical Therapy and Music Therapy

New this year — our “Ask the Healthcare Provider” session will feature an expert panel answering frequently asked questions about oxygen use, current COPD treatments and how to better self-manage COPD.

Registration is currently open until early November. Register Online

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is actually the general term for a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two of the most common conditions that make up COPD.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 16 million Americans report they have been diagnosed with COPD. It is estimated another 16 million people have symptoms of the disease but have not yet been diagnosed. To learn more about COPD and how to manage the condition, explore our resources:

If you need additional information on the conference or help registering, please contact Hannah Garza (312-628-0207) or Avanthi Chatrathi (312-229-6186).

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Living Better Together brings together people living with COPD, their caregivers and healthcare providers.