20th Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

20th Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

in conjunction with the 14th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology #CPDheartlung

Target Audience:

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

The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond 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 14th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology. You are welcome to attend plenary sessions of either conference should the topics be of interest to you.


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Sat, Feb 17

0730 Breakfast & Registration 
0815 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Chris Ryerson
0830 Keynote: Lung Cancer Screening in BC: Who? When? And How Often?  Dr. Stephen Lam 
0915 Keynote: Top Respiratory Papers of 2017
i. Asthma Dr. Warren Davidson
ii. COPD Dr. Frank Ryan 
iii. Lung Cancer Dr. Barb Melosky
1000 Question Period
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Respirology Quick Hits
1030  Substance Use Disorder and the Lungs: The Non-Pharmacological Approach Dr. Milan Khara
1050  Update on Pulmonary Hypertension TBC
1110  Breathing Through a Straw: Subglottic Stenosis Dr. Amanda Hu
1130 The Evolving World of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections Dr. Victoria Cook 
1150 Updates in Lung Transplant: What Higher Volumes Mean for Your Patients Dr. Robert Levy
1210 Question Period
1220 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
BCTS AGM and BC Section of Respiratory Medicine AGM  (by invitation only)
1330 Debate: Medical Management vs Early Surgical Intervention for Empyema Medical: Dr. Renelle Myers Surgical: Dr. Alex Lee
1415 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1430  Small Group Workshops —choose 2 (all run 45 mins and repeat):
A Navigating Special Authority Programs for Your Patients with Chronic Lung Disease TBC
B Developing and Implementing an Action Plan for Airways Disease Ms. Joanne Terry
C Imaging of Focal Lung Lesions Dr. Jennifer Ellis
D PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) Interpretation Dr. Pearce Wilcox
1515 Travel Time to Switch Workshops & Visit Exhibits
1530 Workshops repeat
1615 Return to Plenary Room
1625 Keynote: Demystifying the Multisystem Approach to Sarcoidosis Dr. David Collins
1705 Question Period
1715 Complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Tue. Jan 16, 2018 | Add to calendar +

Save $10 by registering online! By Jan16/18 By Feb 6/18 After Feb 6 & 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 Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond  British Columbia  V6X 3X9

Special rates starting @ $139 CDN/night.
Quote: “Heart and Lung Conference” at time of booking. Reservation deadline is Tues, Jan 16. Rooms and rates are based on availability. Confirmed rooms cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will be charged a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax. Check-in time is 3:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm.

COMPLIMENTARY parking is available to all conference attendees on the conference date.

T: 604.276.8181

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