Living Well with COPD in a COVID World

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 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