From Discovery to Delivery: Research at Work- COPD

Location: 
Washington, DC
Address: 
U.S. Capitol Building, S-115
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects 16 million Americans and is projected to cost our nation $49 billion in care annually by 2020. Despite this, investment in research to combat COPD remains stagnant.

Research!America will be hosting a congressional briefing on COPD research November 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET in the U.S. Capitol Building, S-115. 

Panelists include: 

Gary Gibbons, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

David Mannino, M.D., FCCP, FERS, U.S. Respiratory Medical Expert, GlaxoSmithKline

Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, JD, M.A., President, Dorney-Koppel Foundation, Living with COPD

Jerry Krishnan, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderated by Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH., FAAP, President and Chief Executive Officer, AcademyHealth

Following the briefing will be a short interactive activity that will simulate the symptoms of COPD, "Walk in My Shoes Challenge," giving you the opportunity to experience what it is like to complete daily activities for an individual living with COPD.

To RSVP, fill out this form or email efruchterman@researchamerica.org. Please contact rweissman@researchamerica.org with questions.

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP Communications
571-482-2710

Anna Briseño
Senior Manager of Communications
571-482-2737

Funding research gives all of us a better chance of living a healthier life.
Pam Hirata, heart disease survivor