Margo Bailey, PhD, MPA, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services to Deliver Keynote at Pulmonary Horizons Conference

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The most comprehensive conference involving all stakeholders and the patient at the same time to improve the diagnosis, treatments and management of patients with COPD

Margo Bailey, PhD, MPA, currently serves in the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation, Strategic Planning Team, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. She is a committee member for the Washington Post, Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and board chair for three nonprofit organizations. She has served as the Director of Quality Assurance and Director of Planning and Evaluation at the Melwood Training Center, in Washington, DC and in strategic roles with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO).

Dr. Bailey is an Associate Professor for Public Administration and Policy at the American University in Washington, DC. Her expertise includes strategy development and implementation, program planning and evaluation, outcome identification and measurement, and she will cover topics regarding strategic planning and process improvement in support of the development and measurement of COPD programs at the Pulmonary Horizons 3rd Annual COPD Conference at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Said Vernon R Pertelle, Executive Director, Pulmonary Horizons, "We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Bailey's expertise and knowledge to present the Keynote Address at the conference". Brian W. Carlin, MD, pulmonologist and member of the program committee said, “Oftentimes, the biggest challenge with developing COPD navigator programs is in establishing the right metrics to measure and right plan with resources to ensure effective program implementation.” “We are very excited to have Dr. Bailey lay the groundwork to help attendees with important information”.

Dr. Bailey has a PhD in Public Administration, MA in Public Administration, and MA. in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and BA in Urban Studies from University of Pennsylvania.

To learn more about the conference or to register visit the Pulmonary Horizons website.

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ABOUT CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD):

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" meaning the disease gets worse over time. Fifteen million people in the U.S. currently have been diagnosed with COPD while it is estimated that an additional 12 million may have COPD that has not been diagnosed. According to the American Lung Association, the disease is increasingly common and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

ABOUT PULMONARY HORIZONS Conference:

The Pulmonary Horizons COPD Conference helps to enhance the dialogue, knowledge and eliminate barriers between all stakeholders to contribute to the most comprehensive and efficient learning, to improve the overall care of patients with COPD. Speakers, participants and patients engage in effective dialogue to uncover new knowledge to support learning – based on practical patient centered recommendations that lead to new or enhanced programs and processes that help improve the screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients, which leads to improved health outcomes.

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