22nd Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

22nd Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update

in conjunction with the 16th 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 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 16th 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 8

0730  Breakfast & Registration 
0815  Welcome & Opening Remarks | Dr. Chris Ryerson
0830  KEYNOTE: What You Need to Know About the New COPD Guidelines | Dr. Francois Maltais
0915  What’s the New Evidence for Antifibrotics in non-IPF Interstitial Lung Disease? | Dr. Nasreen Khalil
0940  What’s New in the New Asthma Guidelines? | Dr. Surinder Janda
1005  Question Period
1015  Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Respirology Quick Hits
1030 What Changes Can We Expect for Latent TB Treatment in the new Canadian TB Standards? | Dr. Victoria Cook 
1050 Updates in Pulmonary Hypertension | Dr. John Swiston
1110 The Current Standards for Lung Cancer Screening in BC | Dr. Renelle Myers
1130 The Expanding Role of ECMO in Patients with Respiratory Failure | Dr. Gord Finlayson
1150 Pre-Operative Assessment for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease | Dr. Nicole Schneider
1210 Question Period
1225 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
BCTS AGM and BC Respirologist Society Meetings (by invitation only)
1330 Debate: Medical vs Surgical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux | MED: Dr. Sarvee Moosavi SURG: Dr. Alex Lee 
1415 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1430 Small Group Workshops —choose 2 (all run 45 mins and repeat):
     A Management of Chronic Sinus Disease | Dr. Andrew Thamboo
     B he Ins and Outs of Inhalers | Ms. Joanne Terry & Ms. Sonia Bola
     Imaging of the Heart and Pulmonary Vasculature: What Do Non-Radiologists Need to Know? | Dr. Jonathan Leipsic
     Oxygen Prescription in Patients with Chronic Hypoxemia | Ms. Loretta Pavan
1515 Travel time to next workshop
1525 Workshops repeat
1610 Return to Plenary Room
1620 KEYNOTE: Vaping | Dr. Milan Khara
1705 Question Period
1715 Course wrap-up; complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Mon. Jan 6, 2020 | Add to calendar +

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners by Jan 6: $229
Nurses & Allied Health by Jan 6: $229
*Residents & Students by Jan 6: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

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

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners after Jan 31: $279
Nurses & 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 2020' at time of booking. Reservation deadline is Wed, Jan 8. 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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