Webinars and Staying Connected

Hawaii COPD Coalition will be having online support group meetings through Zoom on 2nd Tuesdays and 2nd Fridays of the month, 10am-12 noon HST.  Details are posted on the calendar at www.hawaiicopd.org. For information about joining Zoom Meetings, check out this link: How to Join a Zoom Meeting. Zoom can be used via smart phone or most electronic devices with internet connection.

The COPD Foundation hosted a very informative Q&A session about COPD and COVID with doctors Byron Thomashaw of Columbia Medical Center, Barbara Yawn Chief Medical Officer of the COPD Foundation, and Valerie Press of the University of Chicago.  Please check it out, COVID Q & A Session.

American Thoracic Society’s Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group produced this podcast about integrative medicine and mindfulness, Integrative Medicine Podcast.

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) hosted its 14th annual Meet-the-Experts patient/family education forum on Wed, July 15th from 3:00-5:00 pm EST (9-11am HST). The theme for this year’s virtual forum was to help patients take charge of their lung health and actively advocate for their own care. Here’s the recording:  Be a Champion for Your Lung Health.

Hawaii COPD Coalition’s Executive Director Valerie Chang chatted with internist and Kathleen Kozak, MD about COPD & COVID-19 on The Body Show, HPR-1, Monday, July 6, 2020, 6-6:30pm.  The Body Show: COPD & COVID.

The US COPD Coalition is excited to present a free, two-part webinar series that will focus on helping COPD patients stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Everyone on the webinar can post questions that will be answered by our panelists. The first webinar, featuring psychologist Arpi Minassian, Ph.D.,  Coping with Stress in Difficult Times Webinar. The second webinar, “COPD and the Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation”  was  Brian Tiep, MD. Dr. Tiep, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on chronic lung disease and pulmonary rehabilitation, COPD and the Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Webinar .

Harmonicas for Health, is a fun program of the COPD Foundation that helps folks exercise their lungs and airways for better breathing.  The link has lots of information and videos about the program.  Much more information including a video and ordering information is available at this link:  COPD360music: Harmonicas for Health.

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