For Doctors & Caregivers


EFA provides and supports leading researching related to COPD and emphysema with the goal of better understanding causes and improving future treatments for these diseases. We believe that research is crucial in finding solutions for patients which is why we focus on funded peer-reviewed research from institutes and specialists focusing on comprehensive lung health across the country.

COPD Conferencere

Now in its 11th year, the annual COPD and Lung Health Conference brings together physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and allied health care providers from health systems, hospitals, and community health clinics to learn about the latest developments in research and any new diagnostic and treatment options for patients with emphysema, COPD and other lung diseases.

Health care providers play an essential role in diagnosing and managing COPD.  Access resources to help you, your clinic staff, your patients, and their caregivers learn more about signs and symptoms of COPD to help start the conversation.