Respiratory Health Forum

Save the Date

Tuesday, October 25 , 2022

 8:50 AM to 4 PM ET  |  Free Virtual Learning Event 

Join us for the Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Health Forum. This year’s event is virtual and welcomes providers from across Canada. Together with other primary care professionals, learn innovative approaches to lung health and the latest respiratory guidelines from leading medical experts 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.

GET NOTIFIED WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS

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.

Call for Abstracts 

Call for Abstracts is now closed. Thank you to all those submitted an Abstract. All will be notified by August 2022 if the abstract has been accepted. 

If you have any questions please contact Gloria Alfred at galfred@lunghealth.ca

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)