US COPD Coalition



COVID-19: What’s Next – Preparing for the Second Wave

Join colleagues worldwide for the COVID-19: What’s Next virtual event Sept. 11-12. In collaboration with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, this conference features the newest research findings, updates, and resources. Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will deliver the plenary lecture. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, experts predict a second wave of infection. Ensure that you are equipped with the latest information and clinical knowledge as the disease continues to spread. The Society of Critical…


The Intersection of Behavioral Health and Nicotine Addiction: The Respiratory Therapist’s Role

Respiratory therapists (RTs) have the privilege of serving populations of all ages that are directly and indirectly impacted by nicotine addiction. Due to our position, RTs can be and should be armed with the information to assist people interested in nicotine cessation regardless of the reason they are receiving care. It is a myth that individuals with acute/chronic behavioral health conditions (mental health and/or substance abuse disorders) are…


CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

The following is excerpted from a press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventon (CDC). Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so. In an editorial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), CDC reviewed the latest science and affirms that cloth face…


John Lewis – A Friend to the COPD Community

On July 17th, the COPD Community lost one of its best friends, Congressman John Lewis. We have all been aware of Congressman Lewis’ lifetime contributions to civil rights, as well as his service to our country as a Congressman representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. However, few are aware that he was a staunch supporter and advocate for persons with chronic lung diseases, especially COPD. “Representative Lewis was one of…


USCC Honors Jamie Sullivan, MPH

Anyone who has been involved in the COPD community over the past decade knows our friend and colleague, Jamie Lamson Sullivan, MPH. Jamie has been a tireless advocate for COPD patients through her work with the Alpha-1 Foundation, the COPD Foundation, and the US COPD Coalition. Upon learning that Jamie has accepted a position as Director Of Public Policy at EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, the US COPD Coalition…


All of Us Research Program launches COVID-19 Research Initiatives

The following is excerpted from a press announcement from the National Institutes of Health. The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it is leveraging its significant and diverse participant base to seek new insights into COVID-19—through antibody testing, a survey on the pandemic’s impacts and collection of electronic health record information. All of Us will make data gathered through these activities…


FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

The following is excerpted from a press announcement from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation in a clinical trial was not feasible. The agency…


USCC Presents Two-Part Webinar Series

The US COPD Coalition is excited to present a free, two-part webinar series that will focus on helping COPD patients stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The first webinar, “Coping with Stress in Difficult Times”, featuring Arpi Minassian, Ph.D., will be broadcast live at 3:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, June 24th. Dr. Minassian will help you learn more about stress and where it comes from, as…


New Video Series and Asthma Formative Research Report Available from Learn More Breathe Better

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Learn More Breathe Better program has issued the following announcement: The Learn More Breathe BetterSMprogram is pleased to share two new video series and our latest formative research report. Living with Asthma Videos: This 3-video animated series highlights general information about asthma, key aspects of its management, and the importance of an asthma action plan. Watch these asthma videos. Breathe Better Network Partner Perspectives: This 7-video series…

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