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In The Spotlight

BBC 2018 Poster Winners

In the Spotlight this month features the poster winners from the Poster Session at the Better Breathing Conference 2018, which was held January 25 – 27 at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre.

The winner of the Margaret Fitch award for best poster was Sunita Mathur from the University of Toronto for her poster “Evaluation of quadriceps muscle strength and power in people with COPD.” Co-authors on the study were Nathalia Maia, Kim-Ly Bui, Anna Michalski and Didier Saey.

The Lisa Cicutto award for best poster by a student was presented to Sachi O’Hoski of McMaster University for her poster “Barriers to and facilitators of community participation from the perspective of people with COPD.” Her co-author was Marla Beauchamp.

The winners of the Sheila Gordon-Dillane award for best poster on evaluation were co-authors Tony Raso & Robyn Klages of William Osler Health System and Brampton Memorial Hospital for “A traffic light algorithm based approach to managing difficult airways.”

In 2018, the Better Breathing Poster Session was, for the first time, a collaboration between the ORCS and the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO).  RTSO Poster Awards were presented as follows: Best Research poster by co-authors Sara Han, Diane Feldman, Carole Madeley for “Utilization of the health equity impact assessment to ensure equitable delivery of a primary care respiratory program,” the best Program poster went to Tony Raso & Robyn Klages for “A traffic light algorithm based approach to managing difficult airways,” and the best RTSO Student award went to Shirley Quach for “Asthma care APPs in the patient’s pocket:  What does the literature report?”

We look forward to seeing you all at Better Breathing 2019!
Mark your calendars for January 24 – 26, 2019.

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