COPD in Arkansas Conference Educates Healthcare Professionals

COPD virtual conference focuses on latest lung disease guidelines, best practices & prevention
Today, the American Lung Association in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health announced that the COPD in Arkansas Conference is set for April 18. The free virtual event is a continuing education conference for nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and social workers that focuses on COPD guidelines, best practices and prevention care.

The 2023 COPD in Arkansas Conference will review the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) Guidelines enabling health professionals to apply assessment and management strategies that incorporate the latest evidence to guide development of individualized management plans, including medications for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The conference will also cover vaccinations, vaping, nutrition, and mental health management amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are pleased to once again offer this exceptional educational conference to healthcare professionals,” shares Rochelle Thompson, Director of Health Promotions, American Lung Association. “Respiratory and nursing students are welcome to attend.” 

This year’s conference will include a morning session focused on preventive care along with an afternoon session that will address obstacles faced by COPD patients. Sessions will include:
  • COPD Support Groups for Patients and Caregivers – Wonder Lowe and Rochelle Thompson
  • Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Emerging Tobacco Trends – Dr. Anand N. Venkata
  • COPD and Nutritional Implications & Complications – Amanda Dawson, RD, LD
  • Mental and Behavioral Health as it Relates to COPD – Dr. Tisha L. Dean
  • COPD and Long COVID – Dr. Larry Johnson 
  • Golden Guidelines – What’s new? – Dr. Emily Kocurek

Registration is free and continuing education credits are available for nurses and respiratory therapists.

More information and registration are available on the COPD in Arkansas Conference website. For additional questions, contact Rochelle Thompson at [email protected].
For more information, contact:

Jill Smith
704-818-4138
[email protected]

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