GOLD Satellite Conferences

In 2021, GOLD was excited to add satellite locations to our International COPD Conference!  These locations built on information presented at the 2021 conference by adding locally relevant presentations delivered by regional experts in COPD.

Latin America GOLD Satellite Conference
In partnership with the Latin American Thoracic Society (ALAT)
Friday, November 19, 2021: 7:00 PM UTC-9:00 PM UTC
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  • Welcome – Maria Victorina López Varela (Chair)
  • 2022 GOLD report update and review – Antonio Anzueto
  • COPD’s origins in LACs: What research is required? – Rogelio Perez-Padilla
  • Definition of COPD Exacerbation: Is a new definition needed? – Bartolome Celli
  • Can we attenuate COPD progression with current therapies? – Alejandro Casas
  • Access to therapeutic treatments for COPD in LACs – Maria Victorina López Varela
  • Gaps in COPD guidelines for LACs – Maria Montes de Oca
  • Question & Answer Session – All Speakers
  • Close – Maria Victorina López Varela

Barcelona GOLD Satellite Conference
In partnership with the University of Barcelona with support from AstraZeneca, Chiesi, and GSK.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021: 5:00 PM CET-7:00 PM CET
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  • Bienvenida – Alvar Agusti
  • Novedades GOLD 2022 – Claus Vogelmeier
  • Similitudes y diferencias con GESEPOC – Marc Miravitlles
  • EPOC temprano – Borja Cosio
  • Definición agudización EPOC -Juanjo Soler Cataluña
  • EPOC y Cáncer – Jose Luis Lopez Campos
  • Telemedicina – Jose Luis Izquierdo
  • Cierre – Alvar Agusti

UK/Africa GOLD Satellite Conference
In partnership with the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS)
Saturday, January 8, 2022: 10:00 AM GMT-2:00 PM GMT
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  • Welcome and Introductions – Kevin Mortimer (Chair)
  • 2022 GOLD Report Update and Review – Session Chairs: Uju Uzoh & Paul Walker
  • Panel Discussion – Uju Uzoh, Paul Walker, Claus Vogelmeier, and David Halpin
  • Session 1: The Problem of COPD Care in LMICs – Session Chairs: Kevin Mortimer & Chakaya Muhwa
    • COPD Care in LMICs: What is the Landscape – Kevin Mortimer
    • Gaps in COPD Guidelines n LMICs – David Halpin
    • Access to Therapeutic Treatment for COPD in LMICs – Maria Victorina Lopez Varela
    • COPD’s Origins in LMICs: Status of Research – Sundeep Salvi
    • Panel Discussion – All
  • Session 2: A Focus on COPD Care in Africa – Session Chairs: Joe Aluoch & Charlotte Bolton
    • It All Starts in Childhood – Refiloe Masekela & Andy Bush
    • COPD in the Context of COVID-19 – Amsalu Binegdie & John Hurst
    • Equitable Access to Affordable Non-pharmacologic Approaches to COPD Care – Sally Singh & Wincey Katagira
    • Equitable Access to Affordable Quality-assured Pharmacological Approaches to COPD Care – Shami Jayasooria & Uju Uzoh
    • Panel Discussion – All
  • Closing Remarks & Adjournment – Kevin Mortimer