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.
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.