STS Professional Education Day

The SK Thoracic Society - Professional Education Day - Sat. Nov 18, 2017

2017 Conference - Saskatoon Inn, 2002 Airport Drive

Presented by the Saskatchewan Thoracic Society and the Lung Association, Saskatchewan

We are pleased to confirm this year's FERGUSON LECTURER as Dr. Parameswaran Nair, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, McMaster University and Staff Respirologist, St Joseph's Healthcare,  in Hamilton, ON

​Ferguson Lecture: "Biomarkers and Biologics for Severe Asthma: Navigating the Maze" 

Dr. Nair's research focuses on developing and applying non-invasive measurements of airway inflammation in the treatment of severe asthma and COPD. His laboratory characterizes the types of bronchitis in airway diseases using measurements in sputum, develops novel biomarkers in sputum, identifies mechanisms of bronchitis and explores novel targeted therapies of bronchitis. He directs the AllerGen National Centre of Excellence Clinical Investigators Consortium for Severe Asthma and is a co-investigator of the Canadian Respiratory Research Network. He was supported by the Canada Research Chair program from 2005-2015.

At the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, he looks after patients with complex obstructive airway diseases, severe asthma, recurrent bronchitis, and eosinophilic lung disorders.  These unique multi-disciplinary clinics, in collaboration with Dr Mike Trus, Dr Nader Khalidi, and Dr Gerry Cox, provide these patients access to biologics, molecular microbiology and bronchial thermoplasty and opportunities to participate in research programs.

2017 Program Agenda:
  • 8:00 - Registration and Sponsor Displays
  • 8:45  - Welcome - Ms. Val Borsos, STS President
  • 9:00 - RESPTREC - New Course Updates - Mr. Trent Litzenberger & Ms. Jan Neumann
  • 9:15  - "New" CTS Pharmacotherapy in Patients with COPD- Dr. Anderson Tyan
  • 10:00 - Intermission
  • 10:20 - Respiratory Fellows' Presentations
  • 11:30 - Annual General Meeting and Election
  • 11:40 - Lunch Break, Displays, and Networking
  • 12:30 - FERGUSON LECTURE: Biomarkers and Biologics for Severe Asthma: Navigating the Maze  - Dr. Parameswaran Nair
  • 13:15 - A Sleep Apnea Debate - Dr. Robert Skomro / Dr. Mark Fenton​
  • 13:45 - Lung Association, Saskatchewan Update

This program will be approved for CEUs for Pharmacists by Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists (CPDP).  It has also been recognized by NCPD for Respiratory Therapy's Professional Portfolio.

A special thank you to our corporate sponsors: GOLD: TEVA; SILVER: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Grifols, Novartis & RANA Respiratory Care; BRONZE: Merck and Trudell Medical


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.


To become an STS member and be eligible for reduced conference fees, please sign up online, or call the Lung Association office at 306-343-9511, or fax your form to 306-343-7007.  Any email inquiries can be sent to

For STS continuing professional education, please contact:

Lori Kleiboer, Professional Programs Associate
Professional Education

Lung Association of Saskatchewan
1231 - 8th Street East / Saskatoon / SK / S7H 0S5
P: 306-343-9511, F: 306-343-7007 /

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