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Better Breathing Conference

The Ontario Lung Association, along with our two professional societies, the Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS& the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS), invite you to join us at Better Breathing 2020.

The Better Breathing Conference is an annual event that brings together healthcare professionals from many disciplines all focused on the respiratory health of the people of Ontario, including adult and pediatric respirologists, residents, fellows and trainees, family physicians, researchers, respiratory therapists, pulmonary technologists, physical therapists, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, educators and more.

It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from leading medical professionals about new approaches to respiratory health, get updates on critical research projects, discuss relevant case studies and network with others in your field.

Members of the OTS and the ORCS enjoy discounts worth up to $175 off the cost of registration! Register by logging in or renewing here, then click on the Better Breathing 2020 banner in your event calendar.

Non-members can learn more about membership by clicking here, or register directly by visiting: https://lungontario.member365.com/public/event/details/41069d71ebbfd61aec495d8e3bd7efe208156e00/1

The Early Bird Deadline is December 31st 2019.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Thoracic Society. You may claim a maximum of 10.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


Registration Fees for BBC2020

Registration TypeMembership TypeEarly BirdRegular
Full Conference (includes RHEIG Pre-Conference)Non-Member$475$575
Full Conference (includes RHEIG Pre-Conference)ORCS Member$350$400
Full Conference (includes RHEIG Pre-Conference)Student or Resident*$80$100
Full Conference (includes RHEIG Pre-Conference and first rights to lunch with professor series entry)OTS Member$375$450
Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG) Pre-Conference onlyORCS or OTS Member$160$200
Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG) Pre-Conference onlyNon-Member$220$240
Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG) Pre-Conference onlyStudent or Resident*$80$100
*Student ID required upon on-site sign in.

Refunds are available until January 10, 2020 less the $50 cancellation fee. 
You will be able to make modifications to your concurrent workshop choices and dietary requirements until January 20, 2020. To do so, please login here and go to the events section. 

Non-members can register for the event by clicking  here.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the Better Breathing Scientific Planning Committee and our Sponsors for helping us produce this conference.

What 2019 attendees are saying:

“It was a fantastic conference and I look forward to attending in the future.”

“On my “to do” every year. Great as always.”

“Well organized and supportive environment and staff. Great speakers overall.”

“It was very well done. Could not suggest any level of improvement.”

“Overall excellent organization and world class presentations. I’ll be back next year!”

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Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By attending the event you grant the Ontario Lung Association (OLA) full rights to use any “works” (images) resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, marketing, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the OLA’s core mission – to help all Canadians breathe. Further, you acknowledge that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

If you do not wish to be photographed or video recorded, please inform OLA event organizer, Christine Morrell (cmorrell@lungontario.ca).