Day of Lung Science | COPD Exacerbations: State-of-the-Art, Household Air Pollution and Effects on Cardiopulmonary Health

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 15:00

We are privileged to host 2 international lung health experts who will be presenting during this month's DOLS. This is  therefore to invite you to attend the Day of Lung Science July 2017 next Wednesday the 19th  July 2017 in the College Conference Room starting from 3:00pm -5:00pm. Below are the details of the presentation;

Presentation 1:

Title: COPD Exacerbations: State-of-the-Art

Presenter: Dr. John Hurst 

Reader in Respiratory Medicine

University College London

Summary of Presentation

COPD is a major global health problem, with much of the morbidity and mortality related to exacerbations.  This talk will provide a state-of-the-art summary of our understanding of the pathophysiology and management of COPD exacerbation.


Presentation 2:

Title: Household Air Pollution and Effects on Cardiopulmonary Health

Presenter: Dr. William Checkley

Associate Professor

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Summary of Presentation

Globally, nearly 3 billion people rely on solid fuels for cooking and heating. The resulting household air pollution (HAP) accounts for 4.3 million deaths annually. Previous interventions have provided cleaner biomass-based cookstoves, but have failed to reduce exposure to levels that produce meaningful health improvements. The presentation will focus on two trials in Low and Middle Income countries. It is anticipated that these trials will provide compelling evidence, including costs and implementation strategies, to inform national and global policies on scaling up LPG stoves among vulnerable populations, facilitate deeper policy-level discussions, and identify requirements for initiating and sustaining HAP interventions globally.