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
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.