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Reminder: Early Bird registrations to the Chronic Cough and COPD 2015 event on the 7th and 8th of September 2015 are ending in 2 weeks on the 17th of August



Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
63% (5 votes)

Reminder: Early Bird registrations to the Chronic Cough and COPD 2015 event on the 7th and 8th of September 2015 are ending in 2 weeks on the 17th of August

Send us the correct answers to the Respiratory Quiz (3 questions) to enter a draw: we’ve got two free tickets to give away! Also a discount have been offered to the readers of Breathing Matters, please email eva.lazar@nhs.net for the promotion code.

Respiratory Quiz


DAY 1- Chronic Cough - multidisciplinary management

With an estimated prevalence of 12%, refractory chronic cough is an increasing challenge in the NHS. Furthermore, chronic cough accounts for around 40% of respiratory out-patient visits.

Until now there have been relatively few effective treatments for the condition, but recent research supports new pharmacological therapies and non-pharmacological approaches, such as physiotherapy and speech and language management.

This innovative conference will equip delegates with the practical skills and advanced knowledge to help them apply cost effective and evidenced based treatment within the context of a modern day NHS.

DAY 2- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – multidisciplinary management

As the prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) increases with an increasing ageing population, the need to provide an effective, integrated management approach is paramount. This is particularly true for approaches that address the direct symptoms of COPD, such as dyspnoea, and co-morbidities associated with the condition.

This evidenced-based conference addresses the myriad of problems associated with COPD and will provide delegates with extended knowledge regarding service delivery, treatments, pharmocolgical advances and much more.

Both days are suitable for nurses, allied health professionals and medical practitioners. Delegates can attend one or both days depending upon clinical relevance. Delegates will be equipped with knowledge directly pertaining to the clinical situation, and skills directly relevant to the problems encountered by patients. 



 Dr Rachel Garrod, Prof Giovanni Fontana, Dr Azhar Saleem, Dr Lorcan McGarvey, Dr Surinder Birring, Dr James Hull, Lynne Clark, Prof Alyn Morice, Dr Noel Baxter, Dr Lynn McDonnell, Dr Charie Reilly


Topics will be covered:

Prevalence and diagnosis of chronic cough

Reflux related cough

Medical management of Cough hypersensitivity syndrome

Layrngeal assessment

Cough Physiology: Relevance to Clinical Practice

Role, Contribution and impact of SLT with management of Chronic Cough and COPD

Physiotherapy management

Future directions in the management of chronic cough

Lung volume reduction

COPD co-morbidities and implications

Home Oxygen services

Breathlessness management in COPD

Nutritional issues in COPD

Pulmonary Rehabilitation advances

Outcome measurement in COPD – the CAT and more

Future directions in the management of chronic cough



EARLY BIRD FOR 1 DAY- £170.00 (ends on the 17th August 2015)




PRICE FOR 2 DAYS: £435.00

EARLY BIRD FOR 2 DAYS: £320.00 (ends on the 17th of August 2015)


Target audience:

Nurses, allied health professionals, respiratory physiotherapists, speech therapist, respiratory physicians

You can book your place at the event:

online at  www.regonline.co.uk/copd2015

by phone 01923 284 834

or by email: info@keconferences.com