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October 2016

GOLD COPD Contributors to Discuss New GOLD Strategies at ATS 2017

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Members of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) Board of Directors and Science Committee will be hosting a scientific seminar at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. The seminar, entitled “Putting the 2017 GOLD COPD Recommendations into Clinical Practice,” will provide clinicians with the latest evidence-based strategies for managing COPD.  Specific topics addressed will in include Diagnosis, Treatment of Stable COPD, Management of Exacerbations, Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome and Future Needs in COPD.
Faculty for this event will include: Dr. Alvar Agusti (Universitat de Barcelona), Dr. Bartolome Celli (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston), Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin (Hospital Clínic, Barcelona), and Dr. Claus Vogelmeier (University of Giessen and Marburg School of Medicine, Marburg), all members of the GOLD Board of Directors.  Dr. Nicholas Roche (Cochin Hospital, Paris), Dr. Jadwiga Wedzicha (National Heart and Lung Institute, London), Dr. Gerard Criner (Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA) and Dr. Leonardo Fabbri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena), all of GOLD’s Science Committee, are also anticipated to participate.

Pleased to Announce Dr. Alvar Agusti as New Chair, GOLD Board of Directors

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GOLD is pleased to announce that Dr. Alvar Agusti has accepted the role Chair, GOLD Board of Directors as of September 2016.

Pdr.augsutirof. Alvar Agustí, MD, PhD, FRCP, FERS

Prof. Alvar Agustí is currently Director of the Respiratory Institute at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona (, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona. His main research interests include COPD and sleep disorders. He has published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-Index 72) and has over 40 contributions to books. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and symposia. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society (where he has been associated editor of the Am. J. Respir. And Crit. Care Med.), and the European Respiratory Society (in which he has been a Member of its Executive Committee). He has a sit at the Royal Academy of Medicine of the Balearic Islands, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP), a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS) and Chair of the Board of Directors of GOLD (