World COPD Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world. World COPD Day 2014 will take place on November 19 around the theme "It's Not Too Late." Additional media resources will be available beginning in mid-October.


Latest World COPD Day News

Activity organizers -- it's time to work on your media strategy! Click here to access materials for your World COPD Day media kit, including backgrounders on COPD-related topics and a template press release.

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Let us know about the activities you're planning for the public, health care professionals, and the media. We'll post the details on this Website.

Mark your calendar

World COPD Day takes place each year on the second or third Wednesday in November.

WCD 2014: November 19

WCD 2015: November 18