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Lung Foundation Australia – World COPD Day 2023

The Lung Foundation Australia invite health professionals to this virtual learning event.

Around 1 in 13 Australians over 40 are estimated to have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, around 50% of people with symptoms are undiagnosed, denying them the opportunity to take the crucial early steps needed to stem progression and improve outcomes.

Ahead of World COPD Day 2023, and in alignment with this year’s theme of Breathing is Life – Act Earlier, this virtual learning event will highlight the need for action in early and accurate COPD risk identification and diagnosis. Hear from our expert panel on the importance of early lung health, early diagnosis and early interventions, including:

  • The guideline-recommended approach to COPD detection and diagnosis
  • Timely and appropriate risk-modification interventions
  • Predicting Your Patient’s Risk of Airway Obstruction (PRECURSOR): A future model for COPD risk predication
  • Practical advice for reactivating spirometry in primary care

This event is also an opportunity to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the COPD-X Plan: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of COPD. Lung Foundation Australia and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand are proud to mark this momentous achievement: 20 years of practical, evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of patients with COPD.