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, Respiratory and Sleep Physician, 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

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

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

Professor Vanessa McDonald DipHlthScien (Nurs), BNurs, PhD, FThorSoc, Professor of Chronic Disease and Academic Clinical Nurse Consultant, The University of Newcastle and John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

Professor Brian Smith, MBBS, Dip Clin Ep & Biostats, PhD, FRACP, Staff Specialist, Bendigo Hospital, Bendigo, VIC

Professor Nick Zwar, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACGP, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD

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 Secretariat Support

Ms Juliet L Brown, BA(Hons), MLib, COPD Project and Guidelines Manager, Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane; Adjunct Fellow, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD

Ms Kelcie Herrmann, B.BSpPath, General Manager Clinical Programs, Research and Innovation, Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane, QLD

Website Updates

Ms Juliet L Brown, COPD Project and Guidelines Manager, Lung Foundation Australia, Brisbane, QLD

Literature Searches

Literature search strategy provided by Megan Neumann, Client Services Librarian at 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.