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Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD: A Review of Recent Literature Webinar


Organization: US COPD Coalition
Start Date: 04/2021
End Date: 04/2021
Primary Goal: Goal 1: Empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Goal 3: Collect, analyze, report, and disseminate COPD-related public health data that drive change and track progress.
  • Increase the effectiveness and variety of outreach communication campaigns and activities that utilize evidence-based approaches to raise awareness of COPD, particularly among those at high risk, and help people diagnosed with COPD manage the disease
  • Expand opportunities to increase COPD awareness across the public-private spectrum
  • Facilitate dissemination of data and analyses. Report the prevalence of COPD in accordance with the requirements of public health and health care organizations
Collaboration: Allison Cihla, MD - Medical Director, Intensive Care & Cardiopulmonary Services, Preston Memorial Hospital - Kingwood, WV
Activity Type: Patient education, Provider education, Research

Activity Description

This webinar presented an excellent review of the latest literature on the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD.

Topics covered include:

Learn about recent research in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Is pulmonary rehabilitation available everywhere?
How do participants benefit?
Are there benefits beyond the respiratory system?
Is there value in maintenance programs?
How can we effectively deliver pulmonary rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Explore these questions and more.

In addition to the topics listed above, our speaker answered many questions about pulmonary rehabilitation that were asked by webinar attendees.


General Audience: Patients, Caregivers or family members, Health professionals
Focused Audience: n/a
Program Reach: National
Type of Area: Urban, Suburban, Rural
Setting: Online

Cost and Funding Sources

Minimal cost, as all speakers volunteered their time.

Impact Analysis

There were 90 individuals registered for the live webinar. The recording of the webinar has had an addition 18 views to date.

Advice or Lessons Learned

Encourage participants to submit questions in writing in advance and during the webinar. Doing so allowed the participants to get their questions answered, while also keeping the flow of the webinar consistent, as the speakers did not have to stop to answer questions in real time. Answers to any questions that were not answered live due to time constraints were posted on the USCC website, along with a video recording of the webinar.

Contact Information

Keith Siegel, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
US COPD Coalition
Executive Director