2024 Living Better Together® COPD Conference

Respiratory Health Association is excited to announce that our annual COPD awareness conference, Living Better Together®, is coming back in person this year! The conference will be held at Meridian Banquet & Conference Center in Rolling Meadows, IL, on Thursday, November 14, 2024, from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM CST. Registration is $30 per person. Oxygen will be provided onsite to all participants.

The LBT COPD Conference gives people living with COPD, their families, and caregivers the opportunity to come together in an effort to promote disease awareness and personal empowerment.

The conference will include a continental breakfast and plated lunch, an Ask the Doctor session, and 6 breakout sessions with experts in the COPD field:

  • Game Changers in COPD by Dr. Jerry Krishnan; Learn more about the latest major research discoveries in COPD along with important studies that are currently in progress.
  • COPD Medication Updates by Dr. Lori Wilken; Learn about the latest medications, which medications may work best for you and more about the new co-pay cap for inhalers.
  • Preventing and Managing Respiratory Infections: Pneumonia, RSV, Flu, and COVID Vaccines by Dr. Khalilah Gates; Learn more about how vaccinations can help manage and reduce COPD exacerbations.
  • Advanced Options for COPD Management by Dr. Ajay Wagh; Learn more about surgical, therapeutic, and non-drug interventions to help manage your COPD.
  • Physical Therapy and Musical Therapy by Dr. Donna Frownfelter; Learn how music can play a role in physical therapy and practice exercises to use at home.
  • COPD and Sleep Apnea by Dr. Benjamin Margolis; Learn about the interaction between COPD and sleep apnea, and how to properly manage both.

Join us to learn more about managing your COPD and improving your health and well-being.

More information to come!

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Complimentary bus service can provided for groups with 10 or more patients attending. Please contact Rachael Markunas at rmorkunas@resphealth.org for more details.

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