Respiratory Health Forum

About the Respiratory Health Forum 

Wednesday, October 13 | 8:50 AM to 4:00 PM (ET) | Virtual

Supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health’s asthma and COPD program, the Respiratory Health Forum is an annual event bringing together primary care and community care healthcare professionals from across Canada to learn and network.  

Respiratory Health Forum (virtual event)

Wednesday, October 13  |  8:50 AM to 4 PM ET  |  Free Learning Event

Registration opens on Monday, September 13.  Attend this free, accredited event for primary care providers to learn innovative approaches to lung health and the latest respiratory guidelines, and participate in networking opportunities. 

Thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Health for their continued support of this annual event presented by the Lung Health Foundation.

Respiratory Health Forum (virtual event)

Wednesday, October 13  |  8:50 AM to 4 PM ET  |  Free Learning Event

Attend this free, accredited event for primary care providers to learn innovative approaches to lung health, explore the latest respiratory guidelines, and participate in networking opportunities. 

Thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Health for their continued support of this annual event presented by the Lung Health Foundation.

Manage your Respiratory Health Forum experience

Our conference app is powered by Whova. It will launch on September 13, on the same day as our registration. We suggest that all attendees download the app because:

  • it makes it easy to add or remove sessions at your convenience.
  • it gives you access to networking features, speaker biographies, and more.
  • you can tune in from your mobile device, whether you’re on-to-go or on your couch.

Need tech help? Reach out to our team at conferences@lunghealth.ca.

On October 13, you’ll receive an email with a link that lets you tune in live from your desktop or mobile device.  But for the best conference experience, we highly suggest downloading our conference app! Not only does it allow you to access additional features, it also lets you view recorded sessions after the event.

NOTE: If you plan to tune in from a hospital or you’re aware of any firewall barriers, our tech support team can help make sure you don’t miss out. Reach out to us at conferences@lunghealth.ca prior to the event. 

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.

If you’ve got forum questions, Sara Han has forum answers. Reach out any time:  shan@lunghealth.ca. 

Need technical help? Reach out to our team at conferences@lunghealth.ca.

Want to support our Respiratory Health Forum through a corporate partnership? Daniella Shurgold can introduce you to our opportunities. Reach out any time: dshurgold@lunghealth.ca

You’ll receive an email with a link to “attend” (watch) live from your desktop or mobile device.  Watch on the conference app to access additional features, including viewing sessions after the event. NOTE: If you plan to tune in from a hospital or you’re aware of any firewall barriers, our tech support team can help make sure you don’t miss out. Reach out to us at conferences@lunghealth.ca prior to the event.
The Respiratory Health Forum app, powered by Whova, is available now.  It allows you to:
  • easily add or remove sessions at your convenience
  • access networking features, speaker biographies and more
  • watch the event from your mobile device from anywhere.
   Get Whova Now

This Group Learning program is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.

If you’ve got forum questions, Sara Han has forum answers. Reach out any time:  shan@lunghealth.ca. 

For technical help, reach out to conferences@lunghealth.ca.

You’ll receive an email with a link to “attend” (watch) live from your desktop or mobile device.  Watch on the conference app to access additional features, including viewing sessions after the event.

NOTE: If you plan to tune in from a hospital or you’re aware of any firewall barriers, our tech support team can help make sure you don’t miss out. Reach out to us at conferences@lunghealth.ca prior to the event. 

After you have registered for the event, download the Whova app via the Apple Store or Google Play to add or remove sessions at your convenience and access the forum from your mobile device wherever you are.

Get Whova Now

 

This Group Learning program is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.

If you’ve got forum questions, Sara Han has forum answers. Reach out any time:  shan@lunghealth.ca. 

For technical help, reach out to conferences@lunghealth.ca.

Get notified when registration opens

To submit, complete the application form here before May 28, 2021.  

Submissions will be reviewed by the planning committee.  All applicants will be contacted by the end of June with the status of their application. 

Presentation Ideas 

While you’re welcome to submit for any topic related to lung health, attendees have expressed interest in learning about:

  • Planning and delivery of integrated care in asthma and COPD vaccine hesitancy (COVID, flu, pneumococcal) – best practice standards and what it all means for people living with lung disease  
  • Infection control – Considerations for chronic lung disease management in primary care during a pandemic and beyond   
  • The role of primary care in lung cancer management  
  • Addressing lung disease in primary care from a health equity lens  
  • Medications for asthma and COPD – what’s new and bioequivalence of generic medications  
  • Delivering exercise programs during a pandemic – what have we learned? 
  • Vaping addiction – the role of primary care in cessation   
  • Mental health and chronic disease – how we can support people with lung disease

Agenda

Here is a preview of what’s in store on October 13. View full speaker details hereAll times are listed in ET.

Let’s get started

8:50 AM: Welcome & Overview

Morning plenary

9:00 to 10:00 AM: Infection Control: Considerations for COVID-19 and Beyond
With Dr. Dominik Mertz, MD, MSc, FMH (CH) | Featuring Tony Kajnar, RRT-AA, RCPT(P) | Moderated by Dr. Itamar E. Tamari, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Morning sessions

10:00 to 10:50 AM: COPD ConnEx – A Remote Home Exercise and Education Program in COPD
With Becky Zucco, Jody Hamilton, Maria Sedeno, Executive Director, RespiPlus, and a special patient guest

10:50 to 11:00 AM:  Break/Networking

11:00 to 12:00 PM:  Addressing the Person, Not Just the Disease – Looking at Health Inequities to Better Manage Your Patient with Chronic Disease With Dr. Gary Bloch, MD CCFP FCFP

12:00 to 12:30 PM: Lunch/Break/Networking

Afternoon plenary

12:30 to 1:50 PM: What is the Role of Primary Care in the Patients Journey through Lung Cancer 

With Dr. Gail Darling, MD FRCSC FACS, Dr. Lisa Del Giudice, MD, MSc. Featuring special patient guest Elya Martinson and her father, special caregiver guest Dr. John Brinkerhoff

1:50 to 2:00 PM: Break/Networking

Afternoon sessions

The Respiratory Health Forum offers two afternoon streams, each featuring two sessions at 60 minutes each.

2:00 to 4:00 PM: Concurrent Session #1

  • Risk Analysis in Establishing a Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in a Rural Setting with Lynard Higoy, RRT  (2:00 to 3:00 PM)
  • Breathing for Health – Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehab in Primary Care with Sheena Yurchak, RRT, and Amy Rawlinson, RRT, CRE (3:00 to 4:00 PM)

or

2:00 to 4:00 PM: Concurrent Session #2

  • How to Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Your Primary Care Practice with Dr. Vinita Dubey, BSc MD MPH CCFP FRCPC (2:00 to 3:00 PM)
  • Clinical Bioequivalence in Inhaled Respiratory Medications with Robin Brown, Clinical Pharmacist (3:00 to 4:00 PM)