The journey towards personalised care in COPD: Where are we now?

18th May 2020
17:30–19:00 EST


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Meeting objectives

  • Discuss the importance of matching each patient to their most appropriate treatment and inhaler device based on the predominant treatable trait, patient goals, and the ability to use their inhaler
  • Explore the role of the choice of inhaler for achieving treatment goals and the potential opportunities for a more personalised approach to COPD management
  • Raise awareness of targeting the small airways in the treatment of COPD, and the varied ability of different inhalers to deliver inhaled medication to the peripheral areas of the lungs
  • Discuss how a patient-centric approach to COPD care can be best implemented in daily clinical practice


  • 17:30–17:35 - Welcome and introduction - Dave Singh (Chair)
  • 17:35–18:00 - COPD treatment goals: Focussing on the predominant treatable trait - Dave Singh
  • 18:00–18:20 - Getting it right: Time to optimise inhaler device selection - Omar S. Usmani
  • 18:20–18:45 - Putting the needs of COPD patients first: What are the practical realities? - Arschang Valipour
  • 18:45–19:00 - Panel discussion and closing remarks - All, moderated by Dave Singh

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Meet the Experts

Dave Singh

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Omar S. Usmani

Reader and Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

Arschang Valipour

Senior Chest Physician, Intensive Care Specialist, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,Otto-Wagner-Spital, Vienna, Austria

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