COPD Support Ireland Hosts Virtual Wellness Conference for People with COPD to Mark World COPD Day
– From Singing to Sleeping, Conference Highlights How People with COPD Can Better Mind Their Physical and Mental Health
COPD Support Ireland, the national umbrella group for COPD groups nationwide, is to host a virtual wellness conference for people with COPD on Saturday November 21 (1-4pm). The conference “Living Well with COPD in a COVID World” takes place in the same week as World COPD Day (November 18) and will see speakers address a range of topics, from minding our mental health to having a better night’s sleep, from winter preparedness to singing for better lung health. People with COPD can now register for the conference free of charge
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 21, 2020 01:00 PM Dublin
Topic: Living Well with COPD in a COVID-19 world
Register in advance for this webinar:
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is perhaps more commonly known as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and is characterised by breathlessness and persistent coughing with or without phlegm.
The “Living Well with COPD in a COVID World” virtual conference has been kindly supported by GlaxoSmithKline, A Menarini, Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim and Air Liquide Healthcare.
For more information on COPD, including a COPD information pack, visit www.COPD.ie or call the COPD Advice Line on Freefone 1800 83 21 46 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) to receive a call-back from a specialist respiratory nurse.
|1pm||Welcome address||Prof. JJ Gilmartin, Chairman COPD Support Ireland|
|1.05pm||Managing our COPD during COVID-19||Mr. Michael Drohan Waterford COPD Support Group and Ms. Kate O’Connor, Self-management Support Co-ordinator|
|1.30pm||Wintering well during a global pandemic||Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail, General Practitioner|
|2pm||What the National Clinical Programme means for people with COPD||Dr Desmond Murphy, Consultant Respiratory Physician & Clinical lead National Clinical Programme, Respiratory|
|2.30pm||How to have a better night’s sleep with COPD||Dr John Garvey, Consultant Respiratory Physician|
|3pm||Staying calm and protecting our mental health||Prof. Brendan Kelly, Consultant Psychiatrist|
|3.30pm||SingStrong: singing for better lung health||Dr Róisín Cahalan, Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Ms. Ciara Meade, Sing Strong facilitator and MA Community Music|