The COPD Foundation will host the COPD7USA Conference December 3-4 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia. Originally hosted in Europe on even-numbered years, the European-held COPD conference series for researchers and health care professionals is coming to the US for the first time and will continue to meet in the states on alternating years.
World-leading researchers in the field will be present to give talks on the building blocks of COPD research, challenges in treatment, best practices for proper diagnosis and management of the disease, characterizing phenotypes, and addressing comorbidities. In addition to 4 days of discussions, hands-on workshops, and training, the conference also will have an exhibit hall where attendees can explore the latest in COPD treatment, oxygen equipment, and community initiatives.
The COPD7USA Conference is being held in conjunction with the Second National COPD Conference, hosted by the US COPD Coalition, December 2-3 at the same location. Attendees of both conferences will participate in a joint session the morning of the overlapping day. APTA is a member organization of the US COPD Coalition.