The Provider Education Program (PEP) is led by a steering committee, comprising of members of the Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS), Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS), Primary Care Asthma Program and Work-Related Asthma (WRA) Program representation and managed by the Ontario Lung Association (OLA).
The purpose of this committee is to advise on:
(1) the respiratory education needs of primary health care providers in Ontario and
(2) the development, implementation and evaluation of CME programs and materials for primary health care providers in Ontario.

The Provider Education Program committee is a sub-committee of the OLA Asthma Advisory Committee.

 

Co– Chairs:

Dr. Chris Allen 2015 Chris Allen, MA, BM, BCh, FRCPC, FRCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
McMaster University
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 Dr. Joe Reisman 2015 Joe Reisman, MD, FRCP(C), MBA
Professor, Director of Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
and Pediatric Respirologist, University of Ottawa
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Members:

Itamar E Tamari, MD, CCFP, FCFP
St. Joseph’s Health Centre and
Stonegate Community Health Centre
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 Dr. Susan Waserman 2015 Susan Waserman, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Staff Physician
Hamilton Health Sciences
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Tony D’Urzo, MSC, BPHE, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Director of Primary Care Lung Clinic
Toronto
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Monique Forse, MD
Adult Respirologist
Markham Stouffville Hospital
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Samir Gupta, MD,MSc, FRCPC
Keenan research Institute Knowledge
Institute of St. Michal’s Hospital.
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Jennifer Olajos-Clow, RN, MSc, CAE
Nurse Practitioner and Certified Asthma
Educator Kingston General Hospital
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Dhenuka K. Radhakrishnan, MD, F.R.C.P.C.
Pediatric Respirologist
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
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Lawrence Jackson, BScPhm
Pharmacist Sunnybrook & Women’s Health Sciences Center
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Anthony J Levinson, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Director
McMaster University
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   Ann Bartlett, RN, MSc, CRE
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Firestone Institute
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Dr. Ryan Smith Ryan Smith, MD
Pediatrican
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital
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Ad-Hoc

Diane Lougheed, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor Departments of Medicine
Queens University
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OLA Members:

Jennifer MacKinnon, BSc, RRT, CRE
Manager, Provider Education Program
The Lung Association
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Lana Biro Lana Biro
Curriculum Developer, PEP
The Lung Association
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Tim Alcock
Vice President, Programs & Operations
The Lung Association
Natasha Khalfan (Maternity Leave)
Training Coordinator, PEP
The Lung Association
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Carole Madeley, RRT, CRE, MAppSc(RespSc)
Director, Respiratory Health Programs
The Lung Association
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  Gloria Alfred
Training Coordinator, PEP & ORCS
The Lung Association
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Natalie Bennett
Program Administrator, PEP
The Lung Association