Due to the actual situation in most European countries,  caused by the Covid-19 pandemic  the COPD  Course will be delayed  . The new dates will be 17th and 18th June 2021

Dear COPD Course participant:

Due to the current situation and the uncertainty in travel and social distance requisites, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we will still hold the COPD Course June 2021 as on line –virtual event.

We had hoped that in February 2021 the situation would have been different and had wished to be able to celebrate this event “face to face “, of course, due to the current situation , in order to comply with the regulations and indications from UK Healthcare authorities, we are forced to do a virtual event.

Presentations will be recorded and made available online afterwards.

We recommend you to keep updated with the situation in the UK, by accessing this link

The decision will ensure that we are able to play our part in flattening the COVID-19 curve and protect the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone who would have attended the event.

All currently registered delegates are invited to attend this interested event. As result of the decision to hold a virtual the event, cancellation refunds will not be applicable.

We look forward to welcoming you in the COPD Course: “Trends in Diagnosis & Treatments“ 17th and 18th June 2021.

The organizing committee.

About COPD

COPD is a major global health problem, now affecting over 10% of people over 45 years and being the third most common cause of mortality in high-income countries. COPD exacerbations are also one of the common causes for hospital admissions. While the main cause of COPD is smoking in Western countries, in developing countries COPD is commonly seen in non-smokers and is caused by the exposure to biomass fuel smoke in homes.

Event Program

COPD Course: Trends in Diagnosis & Treatments

Virtual course broadcasted from London, 17th & 18th June 2021

17th ThursdayJune, 2021: From 09h30 to 16h30 Program schedule corresponds to CET (Central European Time)
1Welcome introduction & Objectives - day 1Professor Peter J Barnes , Dr. Richard Russell 09.30
2Pathophysiology of COPDProfessor Peter J Barnes 09:45
3Bacterial colonisationProfessor Louise Donnelly 10:30
4Break (15 minutes)11:15
5Current management of COPD & GuidelinesDr. Richard Russell 11:30
6Exacerbations of COPDProfessor Wisia Wedzicha 12:15
7Lunch break (60 minutes)13:00
8Bronchodilators in COPD: what, when and for who?Dr. Richard Russell 14:00
9Inhaled corticosteroids in COPDProfessor Peter J Barnes 14:45
10Break (15 minutes)15:30
11The importance of inhaler devices in COPDDr. Omar Usmani 15:45
12Recap and closure - day 1Professor Peter J Barnes , Dr. Richard Russell 16:30
18th Friday June, 2021: From 09h30 to 16h15 Progam schedule corresponds to CET (Central European Time)
1Welcome introduction & Objectives - day 2Dr. Richard Russell 09:30
2Compliance and adherence in COPDProfessor Martyn R Partridge 09:45
3Biomarkers ready for the clinic in COPDProfessor Mona Bafadhel 10:30
4Break (15 minutes)11:15
5Co-morbidities of COPDDr. Jennifer Quint 11:30
6Non-pharmacological treatment of COPDDr. Nicholas Hopkinson 12:15
7Lunch break (60 minutes)13:00
8Pulmonary rehabilitationDr. W. Man 14:00
9Living well with COPD - the palliative approachDr. Ros Taylor 14:45
10Future developments in COPDProfessor Peter J Barnes , Dr. Richard Russell 15:30
11Recap and closure - day 216:15


Royal College of Physicians

11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

The event will take place in a virtual format.

Registration information

Registration fee

Early Bird: 675.00 €
After 1st August 2020: 775.00 €

COPD Course Secretariat

European Conference & Incentive Services
C/. Francesc Carbonell 36 · 08034 Barcelona (Spain)
T. +34 93 206 04 04
For registration and more information please contact Lilian Palanca at

Cancellations terms after Registration

(applicable for individual registrations only; group registrations are non-refundable)

Cancellation made 3 month prior to the event: 50% of the registration fee will be refunded
Cancellation made 1 month prior to the event: 25% of the registration fee will be refunded
Cancellation made 30 days or less prior to the event: no refund will be made.

A cancellation handling fee of 35.00 € will apply.

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