Who May attend: Any COPD Patient, Caregiver, Lung Health Professional including respiratory therapists, nurses, or anyone interested in learning more about Lung Health.
Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, Co 80202
Plaza Building, Concourse Level Plaza Ballroom (see floor diagram)
Cost: The event is free to the public. Parking will be reimbursed to all but $6. The COPD Foundation will reimburse the remaining $6 for those who request it or are in need. Lunch will be provided free of cost for all those attending. An oxygen refill station will be on site.
Times: The meet the expert session will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and consists of experts in virtually every aspect of Lung disorders. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the latest in research, clinical trials and clinical care with experts in the field. This is a great opportunity for the attendees to get many questions answered by the best in the field.
The Patient Empowerment Session runs from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm and consists of a roundtable discussion of current lung issues, specifically dealing with ways patients can become empowered and proactive on lung health issues
For those patients interested in learning more about COPD related illnesses, there will be a specific breakout room where top COPD physicians and researchers from around the country will be providing participants with up-to-date information on current COPD issues. The afternoon session will be chaired by Dr. Bart Celli an internationally known doctor and educator in the COPD field
What Is ATS: The American Thoracic Society is an organization consisting of Lung Health doctors and surgeons from all over the world. These are the people who are in the forefront of the treatment and research of lung health. The ATS holds a yearly conference, and this year has selected Denver as the venue. This is a tremendous opportunity for those in the Denver area who are interested or impacted by COPD to meet and interact with some of the world's top professionals in the lung health field!
What is the COPD Foundation: The COPD Foundation is dedicated to developing and supporting programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The COPD Foundation has several programs dedicated to informing, empowering, educating, and engaging individuals affected by COPD, including both diagnosed and undiagnosed individuals, their families and friends, and their medical professionals.
The COPD Foundation is very pleased to partner with the American Thoracic Society in organizing this years Meet the Expert patient educational seminar.
Parking: The parking garage access is located in very close proximity to where the events will be held. There is valet parking, and the parking garage is located beneath the hotel with the elevator emptying at the ballroom. There will be a couple wheel chairs available if needed
Restrooms: All restrooms are convenient to the venue