The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

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News & Events From Around the World


2015 GOLD Documents now available!

                      Click here for the 2015 versions.

                      Click here for the 2015 GOLD Teaching Slide Set.

Welcome new Board of Directors members! The GOLD Board of Directors has several new members this year. Get to know them here.


GOLD mobile app launched! GOLD's mobile app for physicians is now available in the iTunes App Store. Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy provides the GOLD strategy for assessing and treating COPD in a user-friendly and easily navigable format with interactive tables and charts. Physicians can easily record patient answers to questions about symptoms and functional status, and the app automatically generates and categorizes the patient's score on the Combined Assessment of COPD Scale.

                      Visit the Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy page in the iTunes App Store for more information.

                      View a video demonstration of the Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy app!

Online CME module about GOLD from the European Respiratory Society:

                      Click here to find out more

Latest Publications

Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD

Updated January 2015.

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Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention

Updated January 2015.

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At-A-Glance Desk Reference

Updated January 2015.

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World COPD Day News

World COPD Day 2015 is taking place on Wednesday, November 18 around the theme "It's Not Too Late."

Read the 2015 World COPD Day International Press Release.

Get inspired! Click here to view a slideshow of World COPD Day 2014 activities.

World COPD Day 2015 media materials and educational posters are now available! 

Visit World COPD Day on Facebook to stay up to date and connect with others interested in World COPD Day!