The 2020 Global Respiratory Summit was held virtually on Thursday, September 10th. We wanted to provide the platform for patient organizations to raise their voice for urgent issues, to share best practices and to come together with respiratory advocacy organizations.

Global Respiratory Summit Agenda

We began with an introductory session with GAAPP President, Tonya Winders from 7-8 a.m. EST. After this session, we held breakout sessions for the three respiratory disease states: asthma, COPD, rare disease.

These sessions brought respiratory advocacy organizations together to share best practices and leverage the collective voices in each respiratory disease.

Asthma session

This session was led by Vanessa Foran, President and CEO at Asthma Canada.

COPD session

This session was led by Sara Latham, Chief Operating Officer at COPD Foundation, located in the U.S.

Rare Disease session

This session was led by Shane Fitch, Director at FundaciĆ³n Lovexair located in Spain.

Capacity Building Webinars

During our 2020 GRS, we also wanted to support our members with seven capacity-building webinars held online in September. The recordings are available now to all our members. These sessions cover a variety of topics offered in both English and Spanish.

Webinar topics include the following: 

  1. Social Media Engagement
  2. Fundamentals of Fundraising
  3. Covid-19 Crisis Management
  4. Digital Health and Telehealth
  5. Engaging with HTA Bodies
  6. Building an Organization Effectively
  7. Engaging with Government Agencies