PEP Workshops MAINPRO-C credits

Accredited CME programs for health care providers.

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Spirometry in Primary Care

Providing educational materials for health care professionals.

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E-Modules Online Education

For medical professionals worldwide.

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Work-Related Asthma programs

Continuing medical education on work-related asthma.

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Upcoming Free Workshops

COPD

Barrie – December 8, 2017- Closed Registration
Toronto – December 13, 2017 – Closed Registration

Upcoming Conferences

Respiratory Health Forum – January 24-25, 2018, Toronto

Better Breathing – January 25-27, 2018, Toronto


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Welcome to the Provider Education Program

The Lung Association’s Provider Education Program (PEP), funded by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC), has a mandate to develop, implement and evaluate certified continuing medical education (CME) programs and materials that promote the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) respiratory guidelines.

Online E-Modules

Asthma Action Plan

Review the control criteria for asthma; understand the components of an asthma action plan; know the evidence for use with your patients.

Spirometry: A Clinical Primer 


Demonstration of appropriate forced expiratory maneuver. Understand the criteria for spirogram acceptability and repeatability and reviews quality control measures.

Asthma CME


Updated e-module on the Evidence-Based Clinical Review Asthma Case Series – Adult & Preschool Asthma
Diagnosis & Management of Work-Related Asthma for Healthcare Providers. Visit E-module to access

EDACP

The Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway (EDACP) is an evidenced-based standardized approach to treating acute asthma exacerbations for Adults (16+ years). A Paediatric-EDACP is also available for children ages 1-17 years. To take this course and for more info click here!

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Chris Licskai, B.Sc. M. D. FRCPC
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Sharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC
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Itamar E Tamari, MD, CCFP, FCFP
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Ryan Smith, MD
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Tony D'Urzo, MSC, BPHE, CCFP, FCFP
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Jennifer Olajos-Clow, RN, MSc, CAE
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Samir Gupta, MD,MSc, FRCPC
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Larry Jackson, BScPhm
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Dhenuka K. Radhakrishnan, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
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Ann Bartlett, RN, MSc, CRE
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Anthony J Levinson, MD, FRCPC
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Diane Lougheed, MD, MSc, FRCPC
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Jennifer MacKinnon, B.Sc., RRT, CRE

Jennifer Mackinnon is a Respiratory Therapist and Certified Respiratory Educator with a background that includes twenty years working in respiratory home care. During this time she had the opportunity to lead healthcare teams and implement many respiratory health programs and services. In 2016, she joined The Lung Association’s Provider Education Program team as Curriculum Developer and is currently the Program Manager. She has a strong interest in promoting respiratory health and her interests include education, motivational interviewing, and quality improvement.

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Lana Biro, BSc, RRT, CRE

Lana Biro

Lana Biro is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Certified Respiratory Educator at The Lung Association – Ontario. She has a strong interest in promoting respiratory health and has been with The Lung Association for over ten years, answering calls on the provincial Lung Health Information Line, providing counselling and guidance to patients, caregivers and health-care providers on a variety of lung health issues, such as asthma, COPD, smoking cessation and air quality.

Lana is a trainer for RESPTREC®, facilitating workshops for health-care professionals on asthma, COPD, Spirometry and Education for Chronic Disease. She is also a CAMH/TEACH-trained facilitator for Motivational Interviewing workshops.

Lana has been involved with various lung health advocacy initiatives, including work with the Lung Health Ambassadors, Breathworks®/COPD newsletters and Lung Health/COPD support groups in Ontario. Lana enjoys organizing in-services and educational presentation for health care providers, as well as participating in various educational opportunities.

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Joe Reisman, MD, FRCP(C), MBA
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Andrea Stevens Lavigne, Vice President, Provincial Programs
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Gloria Alfred, Program Coordinator
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Carole Madeley, RRT, CRE, MASc
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Sylvie Bouchard , Program Administrator
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Chris Allen, MA, MB, FRCP, FRCPC
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Susan Waserman, MSc, MD, FRCPC
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Monique Forse, MD
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Gemma Styling, Program/Curriculum Developer
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Natasha Khalfan , Training Coordinator
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