Current COPD Guidelines Committee

Professor Ian Yang, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP, Grad Dip Clin Epid, FAPSR, FThorSoc, Thoracic Physician, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD (Chair)

Dr Eli Dabscheck, MBBS, M Clin Epi, FRACP, Staff Specialist, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC (Deputy Chair)

Dr Johnson George, BPharm, MPharm, PhD, Grad Cert Higher Education, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC

Associate Professor Sue Jenkins, GradDipPhys, PhD, Institute for Respiratory Health; Physiotherapy Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Adjunct Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, WA

Professor Christine F McDonald, FAHMS, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP, FThorSoc, Director, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC

Professor Vanessa McDonald (DipHlthScien (Nurs), BNurs, PhD, Professor of Chronic Disease Nursing, Centre for Healthy Lungs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle; Academic Clinician, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

Professor Brian Smith, MBBS, Dip Clin Ep & Biostats, PhD, FRACP, Thoracic Physician, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

Professor Nick Zwar, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACGP, Professor of General Practice, School Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

Past Committee Members

Past Chairpersons

Professor Michael Abramson, MBBS, BMedSc(Hons), PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM, Deputy Head, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC (Principal Author) (Chair: 2004-2014)

Professor Alan J Crockett, PSM, MPH, PhD, FANZSRS Professor of Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia; Emeritus Fellow, Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Chair: 2003-2004)

Past Committee Members

Professor Michael Abramson, MBBS, BMedSc(Hons), PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM, Deputy Head, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC (Principal Author) (Chair: 2004-2014)

Professor Alan J Crockett, PSM, MPH, PhD, FANZSRS Professor of Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia; Emeritus Fellow, Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Chair: 2003-2004)

Associate Professor David K McKenzie, PhD, FRACP, Director of Cardiac and Respiratory Services, South East Sydney Local Health District and Head of Department, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW (Principal author)

Professor Peter A Frith, MBBS, FRACP, Professor in Respiratory Medicine, Flinders University and Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, SA

Professor Norbert Berend, MD, FRACP, Director, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Ms Jenny Bergin, BPharm, MPS, Pharmacist Consultant, Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Dr Jonathan G W Burdon, MD, FRACP, Respiratory Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC

Associate Professor Stephen Cala, PhD, FRACP, Respiratory Physician, and Head, Respiratory Investigation Unit, Gosford Hospital and University of Newcastle, NSW

Associate Professor Peter Gibson, MBBS, FRACP, Respiratory Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

Professor Nicholas Glasgow, MBChB, MD, FRNZGP, FRACGP, FAChPM, Dean, Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Dr Christine Jenkins, AM, MD, FRACP, Thoracic Physician, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Mr Ross Lisle, Consumer Representative, Toowoomba, QLD

Professor Guy Marks, Australian Centre for Asthma Management, Sydney, NSW

Dr Jitendra Parikh, MD, MPM, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Professor Harold H Rea, MD, FRACP, Academic Head of Medicine, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Mrs Marilyn Robinson, RN, Respiratory/Asthma Educator, Townsville Community Health Service, Townsville Health Services District, QLD

Professor Julian A Smith, MS, FRACS, Professor, and Head, Department of Surgery, Monash University, and Head, Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, VIC

Associate Professor Greg. Snell, MBBS, FRACP, Respiratory and Lung Transplant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC

Associate Professor Robin D Taylor, MD, FRCPC, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ

Professor G Ian Town, DM, FRACP, Dean, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand

Mr Marcus Weidinger, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Dr Richard Wood-Baker, MBBS, DM, FRACGP, FRCP, MRCP[I], MEd,  Director of Cardiorespiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital; Honorary Fellow, Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, TAS

Lung Foundation Australia administrative support

Ms Juliet L Brown, BA(Hons), MLib, Executive Officer, COPD-X Guidelines Committee, Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane; Adjunct Lecturer, Dept Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC; Adjunct Fellow, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD

Ms Kirsten Phillips, B.Occ.Thpy, M.Hth.Sci, Director COPD National Program, Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane

Website Support

Ms Maheshi Wadasinghe, Respiratory Project Coordinator, Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane

Literature Searches

Ms Megan Neumann, Librarian, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

These guidelines have been developed and revised by Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand as part of a national COPD program.