This is a private, non-profit advocacy organization for respiratory care practitioners. It offers educational programs, career development, products and discounts. It includes a patient education section to which practitioners may refer their patients. This section provides detailed patient education information about COPD and its treatment, including nutritional therapies, safe exercise, reducing the symptoms of COPD, and use of supplemental oxygen. There is information on how to get help to quit smoking or to reduce indoor air pollution.
The mission of this professional society is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management. It offers educational and networking opportunities for health professionals as well as member benefits. It keeps members informed of the latest advances in care and related legislative activities.
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) is a medical specialty society of physicians, surgeons, allied health professionals, and individuals with PhD degrees who specialize in diseases of the chest: pulmonology, cardiology, cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery, hypertension, critical care medicine, and related disciplines. Their mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication. The ACCP emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to cardiopulmonary medicine.
This is the Web site of an international educational and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine. Their goal is to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory disorders and life-threatening acute illnesses through research, education, patient care, and advocacy. The site includes educational material, journals, case studies, conference information, research news and quality of life resources.