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World COPD Day (21st Nov 11 at 11:36am UTC)
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day,

16 November 2011

World COPD Day is a global effort to expand understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and advocate for better care for patients. In 2004, 64 million people had the illness and WHO predicts that COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. Key risk factors for COPD are tobacco smoking, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and exposure to occupational dusts and chemicals.

Organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), the Day is marked by activities implemented by health care professionals and patient groups throughout the world.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_copd_day/en/index.html

ATS PAR 'Lung Disease Week'

LungDiseaseWeeklogo"Lung Disease Week at the ATS," which represents a Society-wide initiative to recognize the many lung disorders for which PAR member organizations provide support and guidance to patients and their families.

From November 6 to 12, PAR will bring patient issues specifically related to pulmonary arterial hypertension to the forefront of the Society’s agenda. Working with PAR partner Rino Aldrighetti of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, , the ATS will develop, aggregate and host links to disease-specific content on its Web site at http://patients.thoracic.org/par/index.php. Material will include patient stories, testimonials, videos, support group information, details on legislative efforts and clinical trial updates. The Society will then highlight COPD from November 13 to 19 by developing these same kinds of materials in collaboration with John W. Walsh of the Alpha-1 and COPD Foundations.
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Re: World COPD Day (22nd Nov 11 at 1:18pm UTC)
Time bomb, http://www.pharmatimes.com/Article/10-11-23/COPD_economic_timebomb_in_UK_report_warns.aspx

Chronic not Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease but plenty to think about
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Re: World COPD Day (13th Nov 12 at 12:26am UTC)
World COPD Day November 14th 2012
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Re: World COPD Day (14th Nov 12 at 4:39pm UTC)
Sorry forgot to celebrate!! {Wink}
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Re: World COPD Day (14th Nov 12 at 5:30pm UTC)
Gone for Gold {Cool}
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Re: World COPD Day (20th Nov 13 at 10:48am UTC)
Catch up on what is happening for world COPD day on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-COPD-Day/116682571774471
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Re: World COPD Day (21st Nov 13 at 4:34pm UTC)
Still an unknown and under funded illneess
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