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Informa Healthcare, COPD Foundation’s COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Goes Digital

May 16, 2011

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — COPD: Journal of Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – the first journal dedicated to publishing
research on the impact of COPD – is launching a new media-rich digital format
to accompany its standard electronic and print issues. The new digital format
is available on http://www.copdjournal.com and will feature a wide range of
features that makes access to the latest COPD news, data and research easier
than ever.

“We are proud to unveil our new media-rich digital format – designed to
complement our existing issues – which will offer users swift and easy access
to the latest research and developments on COPD, delivered right to their
desks or mobile devices,” says Ashley Petrylak, Publisher of COPD: Journal of
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

“The new media-rich digital format includes live web links,
instant-loading video, high resolution images and crisp texts, as well as
multiple views and zoom features for easy reading,” she adds. “Through the
digital edition, readers can add bookmarks and notes to articles, search by
keyword and forward articles of interest easily and swiftly to colleagues.”

“We hope this new format for delivering up-to-date information to
researchers will help improve the quality of life for those affected by the
disease,” says John W. Walsh, co-founder and president of the COPD
Foundation. “The number of those affected is increasing, therefore it’s
important to improve the communication avenues of research news so we can
prevent, and eventually cure, COPD.

Readers of COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease are
keenly aware of the immediate need that recent COPD statistics present to the
research community. The COPD patient population across the seven major
markets is expected to rise from an estimated 28.1 million in 2005 to 32
million in 2015, representing an astounding 14% increase.

“COPD continues as a major uncontrolled disease worldwide,” says Dr.

James D. Crapo, Editor-in-Chief and member of the COPD Foundation board of
directors. “The Center for Disease Control recently named COPD the third
leading cause of death in the United States. Among the top ten causes of
death in the United States, only COPD has continued to increase in frequency
over the past four decades. Research and development are needed in order to
stem the tide and minimize the burden which COPD will put on patients, their
families, and the healthcare system.”

“Our journal will continue to serve medicine by publishing the most
up-to-date research and our new format will help to make articles and
information as accessible as possible.”

COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is available by
subscription. For a free subscription to the new media-rich digital format,
please visit the journal’s webpage at http://www.copdjournal.com.

About the Journal:

COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease publishes six
times per year, is PubMed/ISI indexed and is available
http://www.copdjournal.com and http://www.informahealthcare.com/copd.

About the COPD Foundation:

The COPD Foundation is dedicated to developing and supporting programs,
which improve the quality of life through research, education, early
diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The COPD Foundation has several
programs dedicated to informing, empowering, educating, and engaging
individuals affected by COPD, including both diagnosed and undiagnosed
individuals, their families and friends, and their medical professionals. For
more information, please visit: http://www.copdfoundation.org.

    Contact:

    COPD Foundation
    Ifdy Perez
    +1-866-731-2673, ext. 398
    iperez@copdfoundation.org

SOURCE Informa Healthcare


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