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Launch of the European COPD Coalition and Call to Action – Final Agenda

Hosted by MEP Glenis Willmott (S&D, UK)

Wednesday 21 March 2012, Room ASP 3G2

The discussion will run from 12:30 to 14:00, with a sandwich lunch served at 12:00

The European COPD Coalition kindly invites you to a lunch event in order to:

  • raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its alarming impact on populations and health systems, with key data, prevalence figures and examples of actions that could be undertaken to reverse the trend
  • debate the future action needed at EU level to reduce the burden of the disease
  • officially launch  the European COPD Coalition (ECC)
  • launch the ECC Call to Action on COPD

The event will bring together health professionals, patient groups, health promotion organisations, European and national public authorities dealing with health, as well as life science firms.

For security reasons, guests are invited to come to the Altiero Spinelli Building, Place Luxembourg entrance to the European Parliament between 11.30 and 12.00.

Please bring with you formal proof of your identity (an official identification card, passport or driving license). Upon arrival, you will be guided to the European Parliament security checkpoint.

The programme is as followed:

  1. ‘COPD – Much more than a ‘smokers cough’, Welcome from MEP Glenis Willmott
  2. ‘COPD in Europe: Opportunities for a COPD coalition, by Prof. Dr. Marc Decramer, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium and Chief of the Respiratory Division
  3. ‘Living with COPD – the patient perspective’, by Prof. Dr. Karl Ruppel
  4. ‘The COPD Audit: findings and conclusions on provision of hospital care for COPD patients’, by Dr. Sylvia Hartl, Medical Director, Respiratory Care Unit (RCU), Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe Otto-Wagner-Spital und Pflegezentrum
  5. ‘The European COPD Coalition: together against COPD’, by Catherine Hartmann, Secretary General, European COPD Coalition

The European Commission will also bring its perspectives on the matter:

  • ‘The work of DG SANCO on COPD and chronic diseases’, by Natasha Grenier, Policy Officer Health Determinants, DG SANCO, European Commission
  • ‘DG research’s contribution to the fight against COPD’, by Dr. Grigorij Kogan, Research Programme Officer, Medical research, DG RTD, European Commission

Presentations will be followed by a questions and answers session with conclusions by MEP Glenis Willmott to close the debate.

If you have not yet registered, please do so by Wednesday 14 March 2012 by clicking here.


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