Speaker Series: Simplifying COPD Treatment

This publication summarises key points from a breakfast symposium presented by Associate Professor Robert Young at the Rotorua General Practice Conference & Medical Exhibition (GP CME) in June 2023. It discusses the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in particular breathlessness and exacerbations, and the importance of screening for symptoms. Up-to-date recommendations for pharmacological management of COPD are summarised, including new advice from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). Evidence for the use of dual and triple therapy in COPD is then presented. Sponsorship for the symposium was provided by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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