Managing COPD – how can research help patients?

Study summary

People living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are invited to an event at the University of Manchester.

The aim of this event is to bring together people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their carers as well as COPD researchers and clinicians. At this event, we want to give researchers and people living with COPD the chance to meet and talk about research ideas that could help patients manage their COPD better.


Who can take part?

Anyone who has been diagnosed with COPD or who cares for someone living with COPD can join the event. We can arrange transport for you to and from the event. You don’t need any special knowledge or skills to take part. Researchers and clinicians are also invited.

We will provide lunch, tea, coffee, and transportation to and from the event. People with COPD who attend will be reimbursed for their time according to guidelines by INVOLVE (a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in research).

What will the research involve?

At this one-day event, people with COPD will hear about research around COPD going on at the University of Manchester and other nearby universities. They will get a chance to talk to researchers about their experiences of living with COPD. There will be several interactive activities during which people with COPD and researchers will work together to come up with new research ideas to help patients manage their COPD better.

Beyond the one-day event, participants will not be required to take on any other tasks or roles. Participants can choose to stay in contact with researchers if they wish, but this will be optional.


To register your interest, please fill in this brief survey (or contact Dr Julia Mueller using the enquiry box):


Researchers and clinicians please complete our expression of interest survey:

Where will the research take place?

The event will take place in Stopford Building at the University of Manchester, on Wednesday, 11th September 2019 12-3:30 pm.

Posted on 2nd August 2019 by Jess Zadik

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