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The COPD National Action Plan: Tracking Our Progress

8:15 AM to 5:00 PM EST

National Institutes of Health, Natcher Conference Center
45 Center Drive, Bldg. 45
Bethesda, MD 20892


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is holding a daylong workshop, COPD National Action Plan: Tracking Our Progress, on November 13, 2019, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. We will discuss the progress the COPD community has made toward implementing the goals and objectives in the COPD National Action Plan, and how to collectively track these efforts.

Panel presentations will discuss federal agency efforts to address COPD, national initiatives by supporting organizations, and approaches targeted to individual audiences. Afternoon discussions will gather feedback on how to track, report, and achieve the National Action Plan's goals. 


Watch a recording of the panel presentations.


8:15 AM-8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. James Kiley, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases, NHLBI

Goal for the day: Monitoring the Action plan (highlighting the need for updates against the plan goals through the use of a common platform)

8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Moving the Action Plan Forward in the Federal Space

Moving the Needle in COPD with NHLBI-Funded Research

Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D., Program Officer, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

VA Acts on COPD

David H Au, MD MS, Director, Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Update on CDC Surveillance

Kurt J. Greenlund, Ph.D., Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NIOSH/NORA Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council Update

Paul Henneberger, Sc.D. Co-chair (NIOSH)

HRSA: Addressing COPD in Rural America

Paul Moore, D.Ph., Senior Health Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Moving the Action Plan Forward Nationally

COPD Foundation Initiatives to Implement the National Action Plan

Jamie Sullivan, M.P.H., Vice President of Public Affairs

American Thoracic Society

Nuala Moore, Director, Government Relations

American Lung Association COPD Research, Education and Advocacy

Katherine Pruitt, National Directory for Lung Health Education, American Lung Association

Open Discussion (Audience Reports)

11:15 AM-12:30 PM
Moving the Action Plan Forward Regionally

Empowering COPD Caregivers: The COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit

Joel Africk, President & CEO, Respiratory Health Association Midwest

Harnessing the Power of Children to Enhance COPD Awareness

Elizabeth Benfield Watson, MPH Innovation Manager, Atrium Health

Reducing Hospitalizations: The Allegheny General COPD Initiative

Anil Singh, M.D., M.P.H, F.C.C., Allegheny General Hospital

Open Discussion (Audience Reports)

12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch (Natcher cafeteria)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Monitoring Progress (Facilitated discussion)

  • Prototype for data collection and reporting
  • Discussion of core elements
  • Community use of a planning tool

3:00 PM-3:15 PM

3:15 PM-4:45 PM
Charge to the Group (Facilitated discussion)

  • Keep activities moving forward against all 5 goals
  • Provide feedback on prototype tool for monitoring
  • Cross-collaboration is key

4:45 PM
Closing Remarks

5:00 PM