Conference Date and Time

Saturday, January 8, 2022
10:00 AM GMT - 2:00 PM GMT
Conference will be conducted via Zoom.
Program Overview

In partnership with the British Thoracic Society Global Health Group and the Pan African Thoracic Society, GOLD is delighted to present this virtual conference featuring the most recent GOLD strategies in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with COPD and symposia on COPD care in LMICs with a particular focus on Africa.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for clinicians interested in the management of patients with COPD in LMICs, particularly those in Africa.


10:00 AM - 10:05 AM GMT: Welcome and Introductions - Kevin Mortimer (Chair)

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM GMT: 2022 GOLD Report Update and Review - Session Chairs: Uju Uzoh & Paul Walker

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM GMT: Panel Discussion - Uju Uzoh, Paul Walker, Claus Vogelmeier, and David Halpin

10:45 AM - 12:20 PM GMT: The Problem of COPD Care in LMICs - Session Chairs: Kevin Mortimer & Chakaya Muhwa
- COPD Care in LMICs: What is the Landscape - Kevin Mortimer
- Gaps in COPD Guidelines n LMICs - David Halpin
- Access to Therapeutic Treatment for COPD in LMICs - Maria Victorina Lopez Varela
- COPD's Origins in LMICs: Status of Research - Sundeep Salvi
- Panel Discussion - All

12:20 PM - 2:00 PM GMT: A Focus on COPD Care in Africa - Session Chairs: Joe Aluoch & Charlotte Bolton
- It All Starts in Childhood - Refiloe Masekela & Andy Bush
- COPD in the Context of COVID-19 - Amsalu Binegdie & John Hurst
- Equitable Access to Affordable Non-pharmacologic Approaches to COPD Care - Sally Singh & TBD
- Equitable Access to Affordable Quality-assured Pharmacological Approaches to COPD Care - Shami Jayasooria & Uju Uzoh
- Panel Discussion - All

2:00 PM GMT: Closing Remarks & Adjournment - Kevin Mortimer


There is no fee to register for this activity. To register and participate:
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  2. You will receive an email confirmation within 7 days
  3. You will receive instructions to access the conference via email in mid-December
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