19th Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

19th Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

in conjunction with the 13th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology #CPDheartlung

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Respirologists, Respiratory Therapists, General Internists, Respiratory Educators, Hospitalists, COPD Educators, Nurses, Residents & Students

The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St
Vancouver BC
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Please join us once again for this annual comprehensive update hosted by the UBC Division of Respiratory Medicine featuring world renowned and local speakers.

**Note: This conference is run concurrently with the 13th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology. You are welcome to attend plenary sessions of either conference should the topics be of interest to you. For more information, visit http://ubccpd.ca/course/cardiology2017


Sat, Mar 18

0730 Breakfast & Registration 
0815 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Chris Ryerson
0830 Keynote: Will Biomarkers Change Clinical Care? Dr. Chris Brightling
0915 Keynote: Top Papersof 2016
Insterstitial Lung Disease Dr. Chris Ryerson
COPD (LAMA/LABA vs LABA/ICS) Dr. Jeremy Road
Cystic Fibrosis Dr. Bradley S. Quon
1000 Question Period
1015  Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Respirology Quick Hits:
1030  Smoking Cessation and the Use of e-cigarettes  Dr. Kit Fairgrieve
1050  Immunodeficiencies Overview & the Benefits of IVIg  Dr. Robert Schellenberg 
1110  Vaccinations in Lung Disease  Dr. Meena Dawar
1130  Updates in Sleep Apnea  Dr. John Fleetham
1150  Modern Day Management of Pleural Lung Disease  Dr. Frank Ryan
1210  Question Period
1225 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
BCTS AGM and BC Section of Respiratory Medicine AGM  (by invitation only)
1330 Debate: Is Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) a Useful Concept? No- Dr. Stephan Van Eeden; Yes- Dr. Mark FitzGerald
1415 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1430 Concurrent Interactive Sessions—Choose two:
Each session to repeat once (45 min per workshop)
A A Case-Based Review of Exercise Physiology Testing  Dr. Jordan Guenette
B How to Use New and Old Inhalers  Ms. Sue Attridge & Ms. Jenna Jangalee
C What I Wish You Know...Sincerely, Your Lung Pathologist Dr. John English
D A Case-Based Review of Pediatric Asthma Management Guidelines  Dr. Connie Yang 
1515 Travel Time to Switch Workshops & Visit Exhibits
1530 Workshops repeat
1615 Return to Plenary Room
1625 Keynote: Pulmonary Embolism - A Review of Recent Guidelines Dr. Erica Peterson
1655 Question Period
1710 Evaluations & Course Wrap-Up
1715  Course Ends


Key Speakers

COPD: Will Biomarkers Change Clinical Care? Dr. Chris Brightling, University of Leicester, Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital

 Top Papers of 2016, Drs. Chris Ryerson, Jeremy Road, Bradley Quon, Div of Respiratory Medicine, UBC 

Pulmonary Embolism: A Review of Recent Guidelines, Dr. Erica Peterson, Div of Hematology, UBC 


Early bird registration: Mon. Jan 23, 2017 | Add to calendar +

Save $10 by registering online EXTENDED TO Jan23/17 Jan 17/17 - Mar 1/17 After Mar 1 & On-Site
Physicians $209 $239 $259
Allied Health $209 $239 $259

Residents & Students*

$109 $109 $109

*must provide proof of status on-site

Cancellations and Refunds


The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6Z 2R9

Special rates starting @ $169 CDN/night.
Quote: “Heart and Lung FEST 2017” at time of booking. Reservations must be made by Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @5pm.  Rooms and rates are based on availability.

T: 1.800.663.9255

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