Respiratory Health Forum

About the Respiratory Health Forum 

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.  

This year’s event is on Oct. 13, 2021.

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Invitation to submit an expression of interest for the Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Health Forum 

We’re inviting those working in primary or community care programs and initiatives related to lung health to submit an expression of interest to present a virtual and interactive presentation at the Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Health Forum on Oct. 13, 2021. The audience is primary and community care healthcare professionals from across Canada. Preference will be given to programs highlighting innovation and evidence-based practices and those presenting on the realities of primary care and day-to-day ways the needs of patients with lung disease are being addressed. 

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