Inspired Breathing Virtual Conference 2022

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Virtual Edition: Inspired Breathing Conference: May 31st - June 2nd, 2022

MAY 31, JUNE 1, & 2, 2022

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 Lung Saskatchewan.

To support your important work and opportunities for education, we are pleased to offer the Inspired Breathing Conference as a virtual event on May 31, June 1, and 2, 2022. .

We look forward to gathering virtually in May/June 2021 to hear from our experts and share valuable 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 2022!


For Respiratory Therapists: This educational offering has been approved for 10.75 continuing education credit/professional development credits by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. Lung Saskatchewan maintains all responsibility for this offering and its content.


*Day Three Intensives: Choose from Spirometry Interpretation or Sleep Apnea Primer: Basics, Masks & Equipment:

  • 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.
  • Sleep Apnea Primer: Basics, Masks & Equipment Intensive will: Provide a "sleep apnea 101" for attendees; a practical review of sleep apnea and how to identify it in your patient; what treatments might be most appropriate; equipment options and considerations that are available

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

Conference attendees please note: The registrant or participant grants to Lung 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. Your name and email may be shared with sponsors requesting attendee information.

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

Day 1 Lectures
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

12:00–12:10 Welcome Remarks​
12:10–12:50 Non-Invasive Ventilation in COPD - Dr. Colin Ellis​
12:50–13:00 Live Q&A - Dr. Colin Ellis​
13:00–13:40 Integrating a Palliative Approach into Respiratory Care: Time to Move Forward?– Dr. Donna Goodridge ​
13:40–13:50 Live Q&A - Dr. Donna Goodridge
13:50–14:20 Sponsor Engagement / Wellness Break
14:20–15:05 LUNG SASKATCHEWAN KEYNOTE: Evolving Rehabilitation Practice to Mitigate Health Inequities and Redress Systemic Racism - Dr. Sarah Oosman
15:05–15:15 Live Q&A - Dr. Sarah Oosman
15:15–16:00 Radon 101 for Health Care Practitioners - Kelley Bush, Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol & Jennifer May
16:00–16:15 Live Q&A - Kelley Bush, Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol & Jennifer May

Day 2 Lectures
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

12:00–12:10 Welcome Remarks​
12:10–12:50 Innovation in Understanding Cystic Fibrosis & Its Treatment– Dr. Julian Tam
12:50–13:00 Live Q&A - Dr. Julian Tam​
13:00–13:40 COVID-19 Long Haulers & Rehabilitation – Jessica Demars PT​
13:40–13:50 Live Q&A - Jessica Demars PT
13:50–14:20 Sponsor Engagement / Wellness Break
14:20–15:05 MCPHERSON KEYNOTE: Media & Medicine; Lessons Learned During a Pandemic - Dr. John Froh
15:05–15:15 Live Q&A - Dr. John Froh
15:15–15:50 Chronic Cough (Asthma? COPD? Or is it something else?) – A Case Study & Panel Discussion – Diane Conley RT, Dr. Stephen Field, Donna Turner RT 
15:50–16:00 Live Q&A - Panelists

Day 3 Keynote Lecture
Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

12:00–12:10 Welcome & Lung Sask Thank You
12:10–12:50 INSPIRED BREATHING KEYNOTE: Health Equity by Design: A Case for Lung Cancer Screening - Dr. Erika Penz & Margot Gough
12:50–13:00 Live Q&A - Dr. Erika Penz & Margot Gough

Session A - Spirometry Interpretation
Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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 - Sleep Apnea Primer
Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Hosted by Dr. Colin Ellis
13:00–14:00 Sleep Apnea Primer: Basics, Masks & Equipment Part 1
14:00–14:15 Wellness Break​
14:15–16:00 Sleep Apnea Primer: Basics, Masks & Equipment Part 2