Inspired Breathing Virtual Conference 2023

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JUNE 6-8, 2023

It's not simply about breathing. It's about taking your BEST breath. 

We know for many Canadians living with lung disease, every day brings an awareness of the importance of breath.  As allied health care professionals, educators, physicians and researchers, we are at the forefront of serving these individuals, working hard to optimize management of their lung disease.  Thanks to strong leadership in lung health, the respiratory landscape continues to evolve and move us all a little closer to breathing our very best.

To keep pace with this ever-changing environment, we bring you our national virtual Inspired Breathing Conference. It is a learning experience that is convenient, interactive and evidence-based that will assist you in your professional practice.  On June 6-8, 2023 we will showcase three afternoons of expert presenters from across Canada, as well as participatory intensives that will enhance your skills and knowledge.  Lung Saskatchewan hosts this conference to support you in your important work. We are proud to partner with industry and key opinion leaders to deliver a state-of-the-art learning opportunity to you at your fingertips. The agenda and registration will be available in January.

Join us for the Inspired Breathing Conference. Together we will help Canadians make their next breath - their best breath.

ALL conference attendees will also receive exclusive access to an online resources section, sponsored by Lung Saskatchewan and our Industry Partners.  There will also be opportunities to connect with our Industry Partners during scheduled times. 


Professional Credits: Will be provided as they are confirmed.

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

Day 1 Lectures
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

12:00–12:10 Welcome Remarks​
12:10–12:50 Pulmonary Hypertension - Dr. Karen Laframboise​
12:50–13:00 Q&A - Dr. Karen Laframboise​​
13:00–13:40 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Dr. Shane Shapera​
13:40–13:50 Q&A - Dr. Shane Shapera
13:50–14:20 Sponsor Engagement / Wellness Break
14:20–15:05 LUNG SASK KEYNOTE: Nation-led Research with Patients/Individuals, Nations and/or Organizations - Dr. Vivian Ramsden, Shirley Bighead, and Norma Rabbitskin
15:05–15:15 Q&A - Panel
15:15–16:00 2S/LGBTQ+ Health – Providing Safe and Affirmative Care – Dr. Jaris Swidrovich
16:00–16:15 Q&A - Dr. Jaris Swidrovich

Day 2 Lectures
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

12:00–12:20 Welcome Remarks / Inspiring Wellness: Sarah's Journey - Sarah Sokoluk, RN, Lung Ambassador ​
12:20–12:45 Role of Advance Care Planning in Primary Care - Dr. Kate Everdell
12:45–13:00 Q&A - Dr. Kate Everdell
13:00–13:40 ‘Viral Overload’ - Resurgence of Common Viruses - Flu, RSV, COVID, H1N1 - Dr. Satchan Takaya​
13:40–13:50 Q&A - Dr. Satchan Takaya
13:50–14:20 Sponsor Engagement / Wellness Break
14:20–15:05 MCPHERSON KEYNOTE: 2023 CTS Guideline on Pharmacotherapy in Patients with Stable COPD - Dr. Mohit Bhutani
15:05–15:15 Q&A - Dr. Mohit Bhutani
15:15–15:50 What You Need to Know About Spirometry and Spirometry Interpretation - Dr. Brian Graham
15:50–16:00 Q&A - Dr. Brian Graham

Day 3 Keynote Lecture
Thursday, June 8th, 2023

12:00–12:10 Welcome & Lung Sask Thank You
12:10–12:50 INSPIRED BREATHING KEYNOTE: The Role of Salbutamol in Modern Day Asthma - Where, When and Why? - Dr. Connie Yang
12:50–13:00 Live Q&A - Dr. Connie Yang

Session A - Mindfulness/HCP Burnout
Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Hosted by Dr. Scotty Butcher
13:00–14:00 Part 1
14:00–14:15 Wellness Break​
14:15–16:00 Part 2

Session B - Chronic Cough
Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Hosted by Dr. Alan Kaplan
13:00–14:00 Part 1
14:00–14:15 Wellness Break​
14:15–16:00 Part 2