21st Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

21st Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

in conjunction with the 15th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology #CPDheartlung

Target Audience:

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

Course Format: Lectures, interactive workshops
The Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
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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 15th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology. You are welcome to attend plenary sessions of either conference should the topics be of interest to you.


Sat Feb 9 click to expand agenda

0730 Breakfast & Registration 
0815 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Chris Ryerson
0830 Keynote: Is it Getting Hot in Here? The Impact of Forest Fires and Air Quality on Our Lungs Dr. Chris Carlsten
0915 Keynote: Top Respiratory Papers of 2018
⦁ Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Dr. Chris Ryerson
⦁ COPD  Dr. Lindsay van Tongeren
⦁ Community-Acquired Pneumonia  Dr. Samir Malhotra
1000 Question Period
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Respirology Quick Hits
1030 Hiding in Plain Sight and Your Waiting Room: Diagnosis and Management of IgG4-Related Disease Dr. Mollie Carruthers
1050 Evaluation and Management for Diffuse Bronchiectasis Dr. Jodi Goodwin
1110 Investigation and Management of Chronic Cough Dr. Mark FitzGerald
1130 Latent TB Infection: When to Screen and How to Treat Dr. Jay Johnston
1150 Chronic Lung Disease in Patients with HIV Dr. Janice Leung
1210 Question Period
1220 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
BCTS AGM and BC Respirologist Society Meetings  (by invitation only)
1330 Keynote: Choosing the Right Therapy for Severe Asthma Dr. Richard Leigh
1415 Small Group Workshops —choose 2 (all run 45 mins and repeat):
A Sleep Apnea: Who Should Be Sent for What Tests? Dr. Najib Ayas
B Physician-Assisted Dying: Who, When, and How? Dr. Shalini Nayar
C Airway Clearance Techniques: How to Get Tough on Phlegm Dr. Maggie McIlwaine
D A Practical Approach to Chest Ultrasound: Hands-On Skills Drs. Tawimas Shaipanich & Eve Beaudoin
1500 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1515 Workshops repeat
1600 Return to Plenary Room
1605 Debate: E-cigarettes As Harm Reduction PRO: Dr. Rupinder Brar CON: Dr. Kit Fairgrieve
1645 Question Period
1700 Course wrap-up; complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Tue. Jan 2, 2018 | Add to calendar +

$10 off if you register online!

Physicians by Jan 2: $229
Allied Health by Jan 2: $229
*Residents & Students by Jan 2: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

Physicians by Jan 31: $249
Allied Health by Jan 31: $249
*Residents & Students by Jan 31: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

Physicians after Jan 31: $279
Allied Health after Jan 31: $279
*Residents & Students after Jan 31: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

Cancellations and Refunds


The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6E 3T3

Special rates starting @ $169 CDN/night.
Quote: “Heart and Lung Fest 2019” at time of booking. Reservation deadline is Mon, Jan 7. Rooms and rates are based on availability, and are offered 3 days pre- and post-conference. Confirmed rooms cancelled less than 48 hours before 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 11:00 am.There is complimentary internet in all guest rooms.


T: 604-689-9211

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