Living Better Together COPD Conference

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The 13th Annual Living Better Together COPD Conference Is a Total Success

Thanks to all of you who attended our 2016 Living Better Together COPD Conference on Thursday, November 17, 2016. We're delighted so many of you came together to learn about COPD and strategies for living better together with this chronic illness. For those of you who did not attend, we are pleased to share with you that nearly 300 participants attended this year's conference. Click here to view a photo album from the 2016 event.

Attendees included individuals living with COPD, their caregivers, and pulmonary rehabilitation staff. Many traveled by bus with their pulmonary rehabilitation groups from locations throughout Chicagoland and as far as Rockford and Peru, Illinois. Guests were provided supplemental oxygen donated by our generous sponsor, Health Care Solutions Group, Inc.

The event began with a Moderated Keynote Session titled "COPD Care...A panel discussion on how to navigate the current healthcare system." Panelists included Ravi Kalhan, MD (Northwestern Medicine), Dorothy Shapiro, DNP, ACNP-BC, COPD APN (Suburban Lung Associates) and Kim French, MHSA (Suburban Lung Associates).

You can view slide decks from the educational breakout sessions by clicking on the links below:

New Developments in COPD Medicine
Lori Wilken, PharmD, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Improve Your Nutrition for Better COPD Management
Carol Braunschweig, PhD, RD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Getting Back to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Jennifer Ryan, PT, MS, DPT, CCS, The University of Chicago and Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP, Rosalind Franklin University

Indoor Air Quality & Your Health
David Zeidner, MS, CMR, WRT, LEED AP, Hygieneering, Inc.

Indoor Air Quality & Your Health
Lainie Sanker, Respiratory Health Association

Getting Around with COPD
Ellen M. Moran, MS, RRT, RPFT, RCP, Rush University Medical Center and Krzysztof Wlosek, MSN, RN, sFNP, Rush University Medical Center

This event was supported by our generous sponsors, including Boehringer Ingelheim, Health Care Solutions Group, Inc., Shire, Aetna Better Health of Illinois, Apria Healthcare Group Inc., Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and RespirTech.

Between educational breakout sessions, guests visited exhibitors including Boehringer Ingelheim, Health Care Solutions Group, Inc., Shire, Aetna Better Health of Illinois, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and RespirTech, Alpha-1 Foundation, Illinois Society for Respiratory Care, University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Physical Therapy Association.

During the past 13 years of the Living Better Together COPD Conference, Respiratory Health Association has reached more than 3,000 individuals living with COPD, their caregivers, and pulmonary rehabilitation staff. The event continues to grow and improve every year, and we can't say enough great things about our partners.

You can view photos from the 2016 Living Better Together COPD Conference by clicking here.

The 2016 Living Better Together COPD conference was proudly supported by:

  LEAD SPONSOR

Boehringer Ingelheim logo

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

 Healthcare Solutions Group, Inc. logo

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE SPONSORS

        Gift of Hope logo      Shire logo

SESSION SPONSORS

  Aetna logo

RespirTech logo

More Information

For more information about the Living Better Together COPD Conference,
contact Jennifer at
(312) 628-0219.