Annual Respirology State of the Art Conference

2017 Respirology State of the Art Conference

Respirology State of the Art Conference 2017 - Sat May 27
TCU Place - 35 -22 St E, Saskatoon, SK


​​2017 PROGRAM​

0830-1400 - SESSION 1

0830-0900    Registration and Exhibits

0900-0905    Welcome -  Rob Skomro

0905-0945    What is the relationship between GERD and lung disease? - Sanchit Bhasin

0945-1020     How do the new biologic meds work & who should have them for Asthma & COPD? - Don Cockcroft

1020-1040     Refreshments and Exhibits

1040-1120     ​Almost New CTS COPD management guidelines; what is new for 2017? - Darcy Marciniuk

1120-1155       Approach to solitary pulmonary nodule - Anderson Tyan

1155-1240      Lunch and Exhibits

1240-1320     What should I tell my patients about e-cigarettes? - Erika Penz

1320-1400     Preschool asthma diagnosis and management - Ram Natarajan

1400-1415      Breakout – for afternoon WORKSHOPS (Sessions 2 & 3) Choose EITHER:


1415-1730 - SESSION 2

Spirometry Interpretation Workshop (limited to 30 registrants) - Brian Graham & Jordan Olfert

Workshop Objectives: At the completion of the course, attendees will: describe 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.

1415-1730 - SESSION 3

Chest X-Ray Interpretation Workshop (limited to 30 registrants) - John Gjevre

Workshop Objectives: At the completion of the course, attendees will: identify anatomic landmarks relevant to chest x-ray interpretation; recognize a normal chest x-ray; describe radiologic changes found in pulmonary disorders commonly seen in primary care; and correlate patient presentation with radiographic findings.

A special ​THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM SPONSORS​ for making this continuing education opportunity possible through their generous support: 


  • RANA Respiratory Care Group  
  • Roche
  • ​TEVA


  • AstraZeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Grifols
  • Novartis
  • ​Prairie Oxygen

This conference is also supported by the University of Saskatchewan (Division of Respirology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine), along with the Lung Health Institute of Canada and the Lung Association of Saskatchewan.


2017 Conference Faculty

Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Saskatchewan:

  • Dr. Don Cockcroft
  • Dr. John Gjevre
  • Dr. Brian Graham
  • Dr. Karen Laframboise
  • Dr. Darcy Marciniuk
  • Dr. Jordan Olfert
  • Dr. Erika Penz
  • Dr. Rob Skomro​
  • Dr. Anderson Tyan​

Division of Gastroenterology, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region:

  • Dr. Sanchit Bhasin

​Department of Pediatrics, Royal University Hospital:

  • Dr. Ram Natarajan

​Family Physicians Representation, Saskatoon:

  • ​Dr. Heather Halldorson
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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