COPD Patient Taskforce
Lung Foundation Australia is pleased to announce the establishment of the Australian COPD Patient Taskforce.
Chaired by patient Megan Rushton (NSW), this group comprises up to three COPD patients from each of the states and territories. Its objective is to work together to raise awareness of COPD at a local level through contact with local media and local politicians. Roy Martin (NSW) acts as Deputy Chair and Jacquie Carey (QLD) as Secretary of the Taskforce. This is an inspirational group of energetic and passionate people with big plans for the future.
Anyone interested in being kept informed about the group's work or would like to get involved at a state level, should email Karen Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Taskforce is made up of the following members as at 20 February 2013:
Jacquie Carey (Secretary)
Megan Rushton (Chair)
Roy Martin (Deputy Chair)
Caroline Polak Scowcroft
Patient Taskforce Speaker Kit
One of the roles of the Patient Taskforce delegates is to assist with raising awareness about COPD in the general community. On occasion, delegates are invited to speak about the symptoms, prevalence and treatment of COPD along with coping tips and lifestyle strategies. The COPD Patient Taskforce Speaker Kit has been developed so that the delegates can use this resource in a social setting to educate members of the general public and answer any questions raised after the slide show is viewed.
Should you wish to organise a COPD Speaker at your community event, please contact Karen Wright on 07 3251 3637 or email.
Please feel free to view our COPD Patient Taskforce Speaker Kit Slide Show.
(Large file warning: you may wish to download – right click on the link and file Save As - and play from your hard disk.)
Should you wish to obtain a copy of the Speaker Kit Slide Show including the voice over for a community presentation, contact Karen Wright on 07 3251 3637 or email email@example.com.