Lung Foundation Australia welcomes A/Professor Ian Yang as the new Chair of the COPD National Program. Ian will be well-known to many as he has been an active member of the COPD National Program’s Coordinating Committee since 2007 and has held a position on the COPD-X Guidelines Evaluation Committee since 2010. Ian is taking over from Professor Peter Frith who has led the COPD Program for almost 15 years.
Lung Foundation Australia attributes much of the success of the program to Peter’s ongoing commitment and passion for improving COPD patient care and self-management. Peter’s leadership through research, advocacy, clinical practice, patient support and resource development, together with the support of an outstanding committee of health professionals, has driven the growth of the COPD National Program making it an important and vital asset to the Lung Foundation.