About COPD Course October 2020


COPD  Course , Trends in Diagnosis & Treatments  will be a NOW   a virtual event .

Dates: 22nd and 23rd October  2020

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 have decided to change the meeting format  and are working on  delivering a “ virtual  conference “

The COPD  Course , “Trends in Diagnosis & Treatments “  will be streamed on line on the 22nd and 23rd of October  from The Royal College of Physicians in London.

We understand that delegates might be confronted with a travel dilemma or could possibly be facing quarantine measures impacting on their private and/or working conditions on their return. We recommend you  to keep updated with the situation in the UK, by accessing this link https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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 the same program in October 2020. As result of the decision to do adapt to a virtual event, cancelation refunds will not be applicable.

We look forward to welcoming you in our virtual COPD Course : “ Trends in Diagnosis& Treatments “  on 22nd and 23rd October 2020.

The organizing committee.

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

22nd ThursdayOctober, 2020: From 09h 00 to 16h15
1Welcome and introductionProfessor Peter J Barnes , Dr Richard Russell 09:00
2Pathophysiology of COPDProfessor Peter J Barnes 09:15
3Bacterial colonizationProfessor Louise Donnelly 10:00
4Break (15 minutes)10:45
5Current management of COPD & GuidelinesDr Richard Russell 11:00
6Exacerbations of COPDProfessor Wisia Wedzicha 11:45
7Lunch-Break ( 60 minutes)12:30
8Bronchodilators in COPD: what, when and for who?Dr Richard Russell 13:30
9Inhaled corticosteroids in COPDProfessor Peter J Barnes 14:15
10Break (15 minutes)15:00
11The importance of inhaler devices in COPDDr Richard Russell 15:15
12Meeting closure day 1Professor Peter J Barnes , Dr Richard Russell 16:00
23rd FridayOctober, 2020: From 09h00 to 16h15
1Welcome and introductionProfessor Peter J Barnes , Dr Richard Russell 09:00
2Co-morbidities of COPDDr. Jennifer Quint 09:15
3Compliance and adherence in COPDProfessor Martyn R Partridge 10:00
4Break (15 minutes)10:45
5Non-pharmacological treatment of COPDDr. Nicholas Hopkinson 11:00
6Pulmonary rehabilitationDr. W. Man 11:45
7Lunch-Break ( 60 minutes) 12:30
8Living well with COPD – the Palliative approachDr. Ros Taylor 13:30
9Future developments in COPDProfessor Peter J Barnes , Dr Richard Russell 14:15
10Meeting closure day 2Professor Peter J Barnes , Dr Richard Russell 15:00

Royal College of Physicians


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


Several hotels in the area can provide accommodation. Hotel requirements are to be arranged by the delegate.


Lunches will be provided during the course at the Royal College of Physicians.

COPD Course Dinner on 22nd October 2020

Dinner registration: 72.00 GBP (equal to 84.00 €).

Registration information

Registration fee

Early Bird: 650.00 €
After 1st June 2020: 775.00 €

COPD Course Secretariat

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

Cancellations terms after registration

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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