Conflicts of Interests Statement 2017-2018

The COPD Guidelines Committee is responsible for updating the COPD-X Guidelines. All below-named members of the COPD Guidelines Committee are required to lodge declarations of potential conflicts of interest with Lung Foundation Australia on an annual basis. Such disclosures include the receipt of unrestricted educational grants, sponsorship, consultancy or other affiliations with the pharmaceutical, medical equipment or diagnostic industries.

Conflicts of Interest Declarations 2018

Committee Member

Conflict of interest declaration

Professor Ian Yang, Thoracic Physician, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD (Chair) Not considered conflicts of interest, but declared:  Dr Yang is involved with the COPD Coordinating Committee of Lung Foundation Australia (not-for-profit, public benevolent institution) (www.lungfoundation.com.au) which receives some support from pharmaceutical companies.

Dr Yang has been involved in organising and participating in professional scientific meetings including those organised by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, where some sponsorship is usually provided by industry.

Dr Yang declares that he has received travel and accommodation sponsorship several times to speak at or participate in educational meetings, which have been organised by an independent organising committee and sponsored by industry.     He has accepted hospitality in connection with evening professional educational meetings organised by pharmaceutical companies.

Dr Yang declares that he has not received consultancy fees or honoraria from pharmaceutical companies, and has not acted as a member of advisory boards for pharmaceutical companies.

Dr Yang is an employee of The Prince Charles Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health and The University of Queensland.    His institutions have received project grants and fellowships from the following sources:  National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) , Queensland Government Health and Medical Research project grants, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant,  Australian Respiratory Council Harry Windsor Project Grant, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australian Cancer Research Foundation

He is on the editorial boards of Respirology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine Today and the Cochrane Airways Group.

Dr Eli Dabscheck,  Staff Specialist, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC (Deputy Chair) No conflicts to declare
Dr Johnson George, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC Dr George has received in-kind contributions in the form of COPD-6, AIM and ASMA11 from Vitalograph Inc.  Dr George has received funding from Boehringer-Ingelheim as an industry for a NHMRC Partnership Grant.  Dr George has received fees for consulting for GSK.
Associate Professor Sue Jenkins, Institute for Respiratory Health; Physiotherapy Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Adjunct Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, WA No conflicts to declare
Professor Christine McDonald, Director, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC Board Medical Director Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Advisory Board member in the past three years for Novartis, Pfizer,  GSK (no honorarium).  Speakers fees GSK. Speaker Menarini (fee to Austin Health).   In kind support for oxygen trials from Air Liquide (oxygen and sham oxygen)

Professor Vanessa McDonald, 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 Personal fees for speaking engagements and advisory board membership from GSK, AZ and Menarini
Professor Brian Smith,  Thoracic Physician, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA No conflicts to declare
Professor Nick Zwar,  Professor of General Practice, School Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW No conflicts to declare

Conflicts of Interest Declarations 2017

Committee Member

Conflict of interest declaration

Professor Ian Yang, Thoracic Physician, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD (Chair) Dr Yang declares that he has received travel and accommodation sponsorship several times to speak at or participate in educational meetings, which have been organised by an independent organising committee and sponsored by industry.

He has accepted hospitality in connection with evening professional educational meetings organised by pharmaceutical companies.

Dr Yang is involved with the National COPD Executive of the Lung Foundation Australia (not-for-profit, public benevolent institution) (www.lungfoundation.com.au) which receives some support from pharmaceutical companies.

Dr Yang has been involved in organising and participating in professional scientific meetings including those organised by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, where some sponsorship is usually provided by industry.

Dr Yang declares that he has not received consultancy fees or honoraria from pharmaceutical companies, and has not acted as a member of advisory boards for pharmaceutical companies.

Dr Yang is an employee of The Prince Charles Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health and The University of Queensland.

Dr Yang is a Board member of the Asthma Foundation Queensland NSW, and Chair of its Medical, Programs and Research Advisory Committee.

His institutions have received project grants and fellowships from the following sources:
– National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC)
– Queensland Government Health and Medical Research project grants
– The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation
– Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant
– Australian Respiratory Council Harry Windsor Project Grant
– Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
– Australian Cancer Research Foundation

He is on the editorial boards of Respirology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine Today and the Cochrane Airways Group.

Dr Eli Dabscheck,  Staff Specialist, Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC (Deputy Chair) No conflicts to declare
Dr Johnson George, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC Dr Johnson George is chief investigator on a NHMRC Partnership Project ‘RADICALS’. The RADICALS study receives in-kind support from its partnership organisations: Lung Foundation Australia (LFA), Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd (BI) and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN). Dr George has held investigator-initiated research grants from Pfizer and BI. Dr George has received in-kind support from Vitalograph, the manufacturers of COPD-6.
Associate Professor Sue Jenkins, Institute for Respiratory Health; Physiotherapy Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Adjunct Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, WA Member of Menarini COPD Advisory Board;
Member of Astra Zeneca PEARL Therapeutics Advisory Board
Professor Christine McDonald, Director, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC Receive occasional honoraria for Pharma talks <$3000 per annum
Professor Vanessa McDonald, 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 Advisory board and speaker fees <$10,000 total for Menarini, AZ, GSK
Professor Brian Smith,  Thoracic Physician, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA Partially sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim to attend ATS Conference
Professor Nick Zwar,  Professor of General Practice, School Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW No conflicts to declare

NOTE: Conflicts of Interest correct at January 2018