GOLD International News

Read about the meetings and activities of GOLD’s committees, find out about major GOLD initiatives, and learn when GOLD guideline updates will be available.

 

GOLD Board of Directors (Executive Committee) Meeting, February 2011

March 8, 2011
The GOLD Board of Directors (formerly the Executive Committee) met on February 18-19, 2011, in London, United Kingdom. The committee discussed the upcoming comprehensive revision of the GOLD Report and the opportunities this will represent for increasing implementation and dissemination activities .

Download minutes of the meeting (PDF).

GOLD National Leaders Meeting, May 2010

June 1, 2010
GOLD National Leaders from around the world met in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on May 15, 2010. Discussions focused on the planned revision of the GOLD guidelines to be released in 2011, a new slogan for World COPD Day 2010 to focus on spirometry, and dissemination guidelines.

Click here to download and read minutes from the meeting (PDF).

GOLD National Leaders Meeting, September 2009

November 5, 2009
GOLD National Leaders from around the world met in Vienna, Austria, on September 12, 2009. Discussions focused on plans to include more information about comorbidities in future editions of the GOLD report, a COPD implementation program in Finland, and a summary of the First World Conference of COPD Patients that took place in July.

Click here to download and read minutes from the meeting (PDF).

GOLD National Leaders Meeting, May 2009

November 4, 2009
GOLD National Leaders from around the world met in San Diego, California, USA, on May 16, 2009. The meeting included discussions of COPD comorbidities, GOLD program implementation in Latin America, and efforts to track the economic burden of COPD.

GOLD Executive Committee Meeting, February 2009

March 20, 2009
The GOLD Executive Committee met on February 13-14, 2009, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The committee discussed GOLD's evolving status as a non-profit organization and focused on how recommendations might deal with the issue of comorbidities in COPD

Download minutes of the GOLD Executive Committee meeting (MS Word).

GOLD National Leaders Meet in Berlin

October 20, 2008
The GOLD National Leaders met on October 4, 2008, in Berlin, Germany. The meeting featured presentations from speakers on several topics ranging from guideline implementation to the economics of COPD.

Download minutes of the GOLD National Leaders meeting (MS Word).

Download a presentation on guideline implementation (PPT) in Montreal by Jean Bourbeau, McGill University.

Download a presentation on the economics of COPD (PPT) by Mark Fitzgerald, University of British Columbia.

GOLD National Leaders Meeting, May 2008

June 20, 2008
The GOLD National Leaders met on May 17, 2008, in Toronto, Canada. The discussion included an update on the Science Committee's progress in producing the annual update to the GOLD guideline documents, and news from the Dissemination and Implementation Task Group including the launch of the group's new spirometry resources, the first items in a planned GOLD "Implementation Toolkit." Download minutes of the GOLD National Leaders meeting (MS Word).

GOLD Executive Committee Meeting, January 2008

March 11, 2008
The GOLD Executive Committee met January 25-26, 2008, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2008 is the 10-year anniversary of GOLD's implementation, providing an opportunity for Executive Committee members to review progress over the past decade and set goals for the future.

Download minutes of the Executive Commitee meeting (MS Word).

GOLD Executive Committee Meets in Amsterdam

May 16, 2007
The GOLD Executive Committee met January 26-27, 2007, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download minutes of the Executive Commitee meeting (MS Word).

Download a summary of a discussion about implementation that took place at the Executive Committee meeting (MS Word).

Download minutes from a meeting with GOLD sponsors in Amsterdam (MS Word).

GOLD Report Launch in Kyoto, Japan

December 13, 2006
The 2006 revision of the GOLD Report, Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD, was launched on November 19, 2006, at a symposium in Kyoto, Japan, that was part of the Asia-Pacific Society of Respirology conference. Dr. Yoshinosuke Fukuchi, who is the GOLD National Leader for Japan, a member of the GOLD Executive Committee, and President of APSR, hosted the symposium.

Download a PowerPoint slide presentation from the symposium

Download the press release announcing the Report launch