The International COPD Coalition (ICC) was pleased to announce that 480 people participated in the Second World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations held in Shanghai on 6-7 of November. A video, picture and summary section has now been created on its website, where it is possible to follow the presentations and read about the main achievements of the conference. Former EFA President Marianella Salapatas represented EFA at the conference and spoke about EFA’s work in a plenary session entitled ‘COPD Patient group advocacy: global lessons.’ Her presentation, entitled ‘COPD in Europe – Past, Present, and Future’, described EFA’s experience of advocating for COPD patients at EU level and mentioned several of the initiatives EFA has taken to raise public and political awareness of COPD.
It is possible to view her contribution, along with the others, at the World Conference section of the ICC website.
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