CPFF Educational Forums Virtual Event

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Dedicated to supporting people living with pulmonary fibrosis

CPFF Educational Forums will take place virtually across Canada throughout September. A diverse line up of healthcare experts will share the latest pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research, insights on disease management, the impact of COVID-19 on PF, advance care planning, palliative care, and more.  Video sessions will take place through the CPFF Event Portal and are easy to access from anywhere with an internet connection. Access sessions as they happen in any province, from the comfort of your home by registering here.

Sessions

Location Date Session
Calgary - Alberta September 21 (2:00PM - 4:00PM EST) Oxygen and Interstitial Lung Disease
Halifax - Nova Scotia September 23 (10:00AM - 12:00PM EST) Exercise, physical activity and pulmonary rehabilitation in pulmonary fibrosis
Montreal - Quebec September 23 (1:30PM - 3:30PM EST) Fibrose pulmonaire : définition et impact de la COVID-19
Toronto - Ontario September 23 (4:00PM - 5:00PM EST) Mid-week Virtual Social (Zoom)
Winnipeg - Manitoba September 23 (7:30PM - 9:00PM EST) What is Pulmonary Fibrosis? Understanding the Basics
Montreal - Quebec September 25 (1:30PM - 2:30PM EST) Fibrose pulmonaire et maladies rhumatismales
Toronto September 28 (3:30PM - 5:00PM EST) I’ve Been Diagnosed With Pulmonary Fibrosis – Now What?
Toronto - Ontario September 29 (1:00PM - 2:30PM EST) Treatment of SSc-ILD in 2020
Toronto - Ontario September 30 (4:00PM - 5:00PM EST) Mid-week Virtual Social (Zoom)

Speakers

Dr. Deborah Assayag

Dr. Deborah Assayag

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Dr. Deborah Assayag is a pulmonologist and Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at McGill University, Montreal, QC. She is particularly interested in the role of autoimmunity in the development of ILD and in connective tissue disease-related lung involvement. 

Dr. Charlene Fell

Dr. Charlene Fell

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Dr. Fell is the founding chair of the Canadian Thoracic Society’s Clinical Assembly on Interstitial Lung Diseases and the Director of the University of Calgary Interstitial Lung Disease Program and has dedicated her research efforts to unraveling the mystery of IPF and making a difference in the lives of patients and their caregivers living with the disease.

Sarah Goodwin

Sarah Goodwin

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Sarah Goodwin is a Registered Respiratory Therapist at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She is the Interstitial Lung Disease  (ILD) Coordinator, working with patients diagnosed with ILD. Her clinical role supports the ILD clinical specialists by providing patients in the specialized ILD Clinics education, symptom support and management, access to anti-fibrotic medications and monitoring of tolerance

Dr. Nathan Hambly

Dr. Nathan Hambly

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Dr. Hambly is the clinical lead of the Firestone Institute Pulmonary Hypertension Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and McMaster University and works as a consultant respirologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  His clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, and sarcoidosis.

Dr. Kerri Johannsen

Dr. Kerri Johannsen

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Dr. Johannson is a pulmonologist and Research Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at the University of Calgary, Calgary AB. Her research interests focus on IPF, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and environmental/occupational exposures as risk factors for the development and progression of fibrotic lung diseases.

Warren Harper

Warren Harper

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Warren Harper was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and is a lung transplant recipient.

Dr. Lawrence Homik

Dr. Lawrence Homik

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Lawrence Homik, MD, FRCPC is a community-based Respirologist /Intensivist based at Winnipeg Clinic, Concordia and Grace Hospitals.  He is regularly involved in medical education for family physicians and fellowship program candidates in intensive care and Respirology. He has extensive experience in clinical research trials involving Asthma, COPD, and Pulmonary Fibrosis, with published papers in Asthma and Hypoxemia. 

Dr. Meena Kalluri

Dr. Meena Kalluri

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Dr. Meena Kalluri is an interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis expert, founder and director of the Multidisciplinary Collaborative Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) Clinic at the University of Alberta. Her goal is to provide patient-centred, multi-disciplinary care with an early integrated palliative approach for patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases (ILD)

Chris Lam

Chris Lam

President and CEO, British Columbia Lung Association

Chris Lam, President, and CEO of the British Columbia Lung Association is dedicated to finding breathing breakthroughs for the 1 in 5 British Columbians struggling with lung health. For more than 110 years, the British Columbia Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco and e-cigarettes, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.

Marc-Andre Leduc

Marc-Andre Leduc

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Marc-Andre has been in marketing and communication for 25+ years. He focused his marketing career in qualitative research in 2001. As a trained professional moderator, he leads sessions with professionals in many industries including pharmaceutical and medical. Marc-Andre is bilingual and will be moderating our French session.

Dr. Martin Kolb

Dr. Martin Kolb

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Dr. Martin Kolb is an associate professor of medicine and director of research for the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. He looks after several hundred patients with interstitial lung disease in his specialty clinic and also practices in General Respirology and General Internal Medicine.

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

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Sharon Lee is responsible for supporting CPFF’s board of directors and volunteer groups. She serves as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization and represents the foundation in all professional business capacities. She works to continue Founder Robert Davidson’s vision and dedication to Canadians touched by pulmonary fibrosis.

Dr. Stacey Lok

Dr. Stacey Lok

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Dr. Stacey Lok is a Respirologist and current recipient of the 2019-2020 CPFF Robert Davidson Fellowship, currently completing her Interstitial Lung Disease fellowship at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Drs. Kerri Johannson and Charlene Fell. She completed her medical school, internal medicine and respirology residencies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Ariel Masetto

Dr. Ariel Masetto

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Dr. Masetto is an assistant professor at the Department of Rheumatology of the Université de Sherbrooke since 2006, He is very implicated in CME for primary care and he’s involved in a lot of teaching activities including lectures, workshops, and clinical fellowships. With the Centre de Formation Continue de l’Université de Sherbrooke, he’s in charge of an organisation of a post-graduation program in Musculoskeletal medicine directed to family physicians. As a medical teacher and a regional opinion leader, he strongly believes in the urgent needs of increasing rheumatologic clinical skills of primary care physicians. He’s directing his career efforts towards this crucial goal.

He’s also interested in scleroderma research and he’s an active member of the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group.

Dr. Onofre Moran

Dr. Onofre Moran

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Dr. Moran completed an Internal Medicine specialty in Mexico City (UNAM) and his Fellowship in Respirology subspecialty at UBC. He is an Associate Professor at the Division of Respirology and Sleep Medicine and is the founder and Director of the Interstitial Lung Diseases Clinic and Program at Queen’s University where he follows over 110 patients with IPF.

Kirk Mathison

Kirk Mathison

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Kirk Mathison is a Registered Nurse with Alberta Health Services in Calgary, AB. He has been the Interstitial Lung Disease Nurse Clinician at the South Health Campus since 2012. He founded the Calgary Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group in 2013.

Dr. Janet Pope

Dr. Janet Pope

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Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine and head of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada.  She has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles and mentored more than 125 trainees. Research expertise includes scleroderma, SLE and RA. She has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Chris Ryerson

Dr. Chris Ryerson

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Dr. Christopher Ryerson is a leading expert in the study of treatment of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). His research aims to identify management strategies to improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with ILD, with a specific focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Fran Schooley

Fran Schooley

Fran Schooley is the Patient Clinic Manager of the Pacific Lung Health Centre (PLHC) at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. PLHC is an academic clinical program dedicated to the care for patients with lung disease.

Dr. Shane Shapera

Dr. Shane Shapera

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Dr. Shane Shapera is an Associate Professor and Clinician Educator in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He is currently the Director of the Interstitial Lung Diseases Program at the Toronto General Hospital which is part of the University Health Network. He also works with the Toronto Lung Transplant Program providing pre-lung transplant assessments for patients with interstitial lung disease.

Melanie Stevenson

Melanie Stevenson

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Melanie Stevenson is a seasoned exercise therapist with LiveWell Chronic Disease Management, Royal University Hospital – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Dr. Pierce Wilcox

Dr. Pierce Wilcox

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Dr. Wilcox is a Respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Medical Director for the UBC Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program based at St. Paul’s Hospital. His clinical activities include general Respirology with a focus on Cystic Fibrosis and on Pulmonary manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders. 

Dr. Alyson Wong

Dr. Alyson Wong

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Dr. Alyson Wong is involved in several interstitial lung disease (ILD) research projects, is completing a Master of Health Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and spends time treating patients in ILD clinics at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

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