Inspired Breathing Virtual Conference 2021

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Re-Imagined Virtually - JUNE 1, 2 & 3, 2021

We thank you for your expertise, dedication, and tireless service to assist our communities and families during the COVID-19 crisis. As you move through this journey, please know we stand with you at the Lung Association, Saskatchewan.

To support your important work and opportunities for education, we are pleased to offer the Inspired Breathing Conference as a virtual event on June 1, 2, and 3, 2021. Those who are currently pre-registered from the postponed 2020 event will be contacted to verify their registration preferences.

We look forward to gathering virtually in June 2021 to hear from our experts and share valueable knowledge and experience as health care collaborators. Please reach out to us if you have any questions by emailing

The Inspired Breathing Conference brings us together and unites us in lung health: family physicians, respiratory specialists, allied respiratory health care professionals, and respiratory educators. This conference offers content that is diverse, current, evidence-based and of value to all delegates. With its mix of lectures, keynote speakers and participative intensives presented by experts and key opinion leaders in their respective fields of specialty, this professional education conference truly includes something for everyone. Explore our agenda and join us in 2021!


For Physicians: This one-credit-per-hour program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Saskatchewan Chapter for up to 8.25 Mainpro+® credits.


For Respiratory Therapists: This educational offering has been approved for 8.25 continuing education credit/professional development credits by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. The Lung Association, Saskatchewan maintains all responsibility for this offering and its content.

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*Day Three Intensives: Choose from Spirometry Interpretation or Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation:

  • The Spirometry Interpretation Intensive will: enable you to describle the role of spirometry as an objective measurement of lung disease; describe spirometry testing, terms and measurements; describe the criteria for test acceptability and repeatability, and gain confidence in the interpretation of spirometry.
  • The Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intensive will: review national tools available to support pulmonary rehab; demonstrate how pulmonary rehabilitation can be adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic; provide practical tools to help mitigate limitations/risks to virtual rehabilitation; review effectiveness of virtual pulmonary rehabilitation.

ALL Conference attendees will also receive exclusive access to an online resources section, sponsored by the Lung Association and our Industry Partners.

Conference attendees please note: The registrant or participant grants to the Lung Association, Saskatchewan, and its designees the irrevocable permission to use his or her likeness or voice in any media now or hereafter existing in connection with all or any part of the event or program, for any purpose whatsoever, including marketing, promotion or commercial purposes.

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All times are listed in Saskatchewan time - CST (UTC-6)

Day 1 Lectures
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

12:00–12:10 Welcome Remarks​
12:10–12:50 Mental Health in an Era of C-19 – Dr. Rachana Bodani​
12:50–13:00 Q&A - Dr. Rachana Bodani​
13:00–13:40 Sleep Apnea Update - Dr. Collin Ellis​
13:40–13:50 Q&A - Dr. Collin Ellis
13:50–14:20 Sponsor Engagement / Wellness Break
14:20–15:20 KEYNOTE: The Role of Vaccinations in Respiratory Disease - Dr. Stephen Shafran
15:20–15:30 Q&A - Dr. Stephen Shafran
15:30–16:10 COVID-19: Reflections and Learnings - Dr. Jeffrey Marciniuk & Dr. Pierre Landry
16:10–16:20 Q&A - Dr. Jeffrey Marciniuk & Dr. Pierre Landry

Day 2 Lectures
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

12:00–12:10 Welcome Remarks
12:10–12:50 Access to Meds in Canada for Rare (and not so rare) Diseases – Dr. Martha McKinney​
12:50–13:00 Q&A - Dr. Martha McKinney​
13:00–13:40 ​Vaping: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing – Dr. Erika Penz & Ms. Jennifer May​
13:40–13:50 Q&A - Dr. Erika Penz & Ms. Jennifer May
13:50–14:20 Sponsor Engagement / Wellness Break​
14:20–15:05 KEYNOTE: COPD & End-of-life Care; Beyond the Guidelines – Dr. Tara Lohmann​​
15:05–15:15 Q&A - Dr. Tara Lohmann
15:15–15:50 Your Asthma Patient: When is it time to consider a referral to a respirology? – Dr. Darryl Adamko​
15:50–16:00 Q&A – Dr. Darryl Adamko​

Day 3 Keynote Lecture
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

12:00–12:10 Welcome & LAS Thank You
12:10–12:50 KEYNOTE: COPD State of the Art Update 2021 - Dr. Darcy Marciniuk
12:50–13:00 Q&A - Dr. Darcy Marciniuk

Session A - Spirometry Interpretation
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Hosted by Dr. Brian Graham
13:00–14:00 Spirometry Interpretation Part 1
14:00–14:15 Wellness Break​
14:15–16:00 Spirometry Interpretation Part 2

Session B - Virtual Care/Pulmonary Rehab
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Hosted by Dr. Michael Stickland & Ms. Virginia Huynh​
13:00–14:00 Virtual Care/Pulmonary Rehab Part 1
14:00–14:15 Wellness Break​
14:15–16:00 Virtual Care/Pulmonary Rehab Part 2