Inspired Breathing Virtual Conference 2021

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Dr. Darryl Adamko MD, FRCPC, Pediatric Respirology

After completing medical school in 1989-1993, Dr. Darryl J. Adamko continued on to specialty training in Pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan (1989-1997). He then became a Pediatric Pulmonary Specialist with a strong bench research background after training in a Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (1997-2001). He was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta since 2001. He is now at the University of Saskatchewan in a similar position that is focused on clinical, research, and educational aspects of pediatric pulmonary diseases. Dr. Adamko continues to enjoy teaching students in medical school, as well as graduate and postdoctoral students in his lab. He was an AHFMR Clinical Investigator and has had funding through the Sick Kids Foundation, CIHR, ALA, and AllerGen.

Dr. Rachana Bodani MD, FRCPC, Psychiatry

Dr. Rachana Bodani is a Saskatoon-based psychiatrist who graduated with her BSc and MD from the University of Saskatchewan, before moving to Ontario to complete her residency at Western University in London. She has a particular interest in patients with psychiatric and medical comorbidity, as well as sleep disordered patients, and is currently enrolled in a postgraduate Sleep Medicine program through the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Stephen Shafran MD, FRCPC FACP, Infectious Diseases (McPherson Keynote)

Dr. Stephen D. Shafran is a native of Toronto and a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. After completing his training in internal medicine in Toronto, he moved to Vancouver where he completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at UBC. In 1986, he accepted his first academic faculty appointment in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. In 1989, he moved to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he remains. In 1998, he was promoted to full professor and appointed as the director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. He has participated in numerous clinical trials, and remains recognized internationally for CTN clinical trial 010, which changed the treatment of disseminated MAC infection and led to a primary publication in the New England Journal of Medicine with several secondary publications. (U of A photo credit)

Dr. Tara Lohmann MD, FRCPC, Respirology (Ferguson Keynote)

Dr. Tara Lohmann is a Respirologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta. She has a clinical and academic interest in improving the lives of people with severe lung disease by providing palliative care earlier in the disease trajectory. After completing her respirology fellowship at the University of Calgary, she received additional clinical training in Palliative Medicine at the University of Cambridge, UK and at the University of Calgary. She works at the local, regional and provincial levels to improve the quality of care for patients with advanced lung disease; she recently created the Calgary Advanced Respiratory diseasE (CARE) clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic designed to meet the palliative care needs of people with severe lung disease and provide support for their caregivers. (U of C photo credit)

Dr. Martha McKinney

Dr. Martha McKinney MD, MPH, Pediatric Respirology

Dr. Martha McKinney recently joined the Pediatric Respirology team at the Jim Pattison’s Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. Dr. McKinney's training includes a fellowship in pediatric pneumology at the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA; a Master of Public Health - Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA; and a departmental fellowship in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology at the University of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. McKinney also served as Clinical Assistant, Professor, Pulmonary Medicine Service, Department of Pediatrics, CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal. Her research interests are the epidemiology of asthma and the clinical and epidemiological research of cystic fibrosis. Since the beginning of her career, she has participated in multiple research projects and has several publications to her credit.

Dr. Erika Penz MD, FRCPC, Respirology

Dr. Erika Penz is a respirologist and faculty member at the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Penz has research training and expertise in health economics and health policy, specifically cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials, use of decision analytic models in cost-effectiveness studies, and systematic review and meta-analysis in diagnostic accuracy studies. She is a researcher, investigator, and collaborator on a number of projects, including evaluating lung cancer screening and costs of care, sleep-disordered breathing diagnostic pathways, chronic inflammation in the lung, COPD clinical pathway implementation and the effect of tele-health interventions on patient satisfaction, wait times and healthcare resource utilization.

Ms. Jennifer May

Ms. Jennifer May BEd

Jennifer May is the Vice-President of Health Promotion & Government Relations at The Lung Association of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Colin Ellis

Dr. Colin Ellis MD, FRCPC, Respirology

Dr. Colin Ellis is a Respirologist and Sleep Medicine specialist based in Saskatoon. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Respirology fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan. He then completed a fellowship in Sleep Disorders Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has clinical interests in sleep disordered breathing and the respiratory management of neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Darcy Marciniuk MD, FRCPC, Respirology (Inspired Breathing Keynote)

Dr. Darcy Marciniuk, is a Professor of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Associate Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Marciniuk is a past-President of CHEST (2012-2013) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (2006-2007), and served as a founding Steering Committee member of Canada’s National Lung Health Framework (2007-2011), and member and Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Respirology Examination Board (1999-2007). He is recognized internationally as an expert and leader in clinical exercise physiology, COPD, and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Dr. Jeffrey Marciniuk

Dr. Jeffrey Marciniuk MD, Respirology Fellow

Dr. Jeffrey Marciniuk completed his medical school training and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently a 2nd year Fellow in the Respirology Subspecialty Training Program and is hoping to undergo additional Fellowship Training starting in 2021. Raised in Saskatchewan he enjoys fishing and camping, and is a big fan of our Riders.

Dr. Pierre Landry

Dr. Pierre Landry MD, Respirology Fellow

Dr. Pierre Landry is a final year Respirology Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University, and an MSc in Global Health and Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Landry completed his medical school training and an Internal Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University. Dr. Landry grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Brian Graham PhD, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Brian Graham is a world-renowned researcher on pulmonary function studies. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and has been a member of the Division since 1976. He served as the CEO of The Lung Association – Saskatchewan from 1985-2016. He served on several, provincial, national, and international committees and task forces related to lung health. He has most recently been a co-chair of the joint American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society task force in charge of developing international standards for the measurement of diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO). (USask photo credit)

Dr. Michael Stickland

Dr. Michael Stickland PhD, Professor of Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Stickland obtained his PhD and University of Alberta and conducted post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Michael Stickland is a Professor in the Pulmonary Division within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Dr. Stickland is the Director of the G. F. MacDonald Centre for Lung Health, which delivers the primary pulmonary rehabilitation program in Edmonton. Dr. Stickland is also the Scientific Director for the Respiratory Section of the Alberta Health Services Medicine Strategic Clinical Network. His research interests include developing clinical innovations to improve the delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation, understanding exercise intolerance in patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, and examining the cardiovascular consequences of chronic lung disease. His research is funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Respiratory Research Network, the Canadian Foundation of Innovation, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, and the Lung Association of Alberta.

Ms. Virginia Huynh

Ms. Virginia Huynh BScKin, MScPT

Virginia Huynh completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Master's of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. During her time there, she became involved in both research and clinical work at the GF MacDonald Centre for Lung Health- Breathe Easy pulmonary rehabilitation program.

She started working as a physiotherapist at GF MacDonald Centre for Lung Health in November 2017 after previously working in private practice and Burns and General Systems ICU at the University of Alberta Hospital. Her main area of interest includes exercise limitations in people with COPD, and its impact on health outcomes as well as training parameters during pulmonary rehabilitation.

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