The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

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News & Events From Around the World

2014 GOLD Documents now available!

                      Click here for the 2014 versions.

                      Click here for an updated version of the GOLD Teaching Slide Set.

GOLD mobile app launched! GOLD's mobile app for physicians is now available in the iTunes App Store. Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy provides the GOLD strategy for assessing and treating COPD in a user-friendly and easily navigable format with interactive tables and charts. Physicians can easily record patient answers to questions about symptoms and functional status, and the app automatically generates and categorizes the patient's score on the Combined Assessment of COPD Scale.

                      Visit the Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy page in the iTunes App Store for more information.

                      View a video demonstration of the Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy app!

Online CME module about GOLD from the European Respiratory Society:

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Latest Publications

Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD

Updated January 2014.

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Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention

Updated January 2014.

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COPD Diagnosis and Management At-A-Glance Desk Reference

Updated February 2013.

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World COPD Day News

World COPD Day 2013 took place on Wednesday, November 20 around the theme “It’s Not Too Late.” This positive message emphasized the meaningful actions people can take to improve their respiratory health, at any stage before or after a COPD diagnosis.


World COPD Day 2013 materials are now available. Visit our comprehensive activity planning guide for media and public education resources.

Visit World COPD Day on Facebook to stay up to date and connect with fellow organizers!