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Rome, Italy – COPDers First World Conference

How about a jaunt to Rome, COPDers?
I am happy to tell you the FIRST WORLD CONFERENCE of COPD PATIENTS is June 14, 2009 in Rome, Italy!
For the COPD collector of Firsts, save $50 by registering before May 29, 2009 and join “23 of the most respected experts in COPD patient care from all over the world along with committed COPD patients, educators, activists, and public health officials. Participate in the endorsement and dissemination of the global COPD patient’s bill of rights!”
For more information about the First World Conference of COPD Patients, email
Additional conference information is available at

Lawrence Grouse, MD, PhD
Executive Director
International COPD Coalition
Dedicated doctors, patients, caregivers and probably most everyone in the lung world have worked years toward this first of its kind, a COPD historic conference.
The 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. and 5th leading cause of death in the world is beginning to emerge into the light of day and new knowledge will come to life.
In the meantime, COPDers, ask your doctor about getting into a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
The two I have been through are:
Capri Heart & Lung Institute
2601 Cherry Ave 111, Bremerton WA 98310
(360) 479-3886

Harrison Medical Center Rehabilitation
1780 Nw Myhre Rd G210, Silverdale WA 98383
(360) 337-8980
When I went through Capri’s program almost all their stationary bikes were the recumbent exercise bike…nowadays they have one recumbent stationary bike.
The rehab folks at both are good but the two water rehab technicians at Harrison Silverdale are extraordinary in their care, expertise and empathy for their patients and patient rehabilitation is a leading path back to life…in my opinion.

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