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Affiliated Meetings & Special Events

Respiratory Health Forum

The Lung Association – Ontario, along with their partners, the Primary Care Asthma Program, the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Health Quality Ontario and the Association of Ontario Health Centres will be hosting the ninth annual Respiratory Health Forum (RHF) at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre from January 23 to 24, 2019, directly preceding Better Breathing 2019.

Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Asthma Program, RHF provides an opportunity for primary health-care providers to learn and network with those from other multidisciplinary settings such as Family Health Teams, Community Health Centres and Primary Care Asthma Program sites. For more details and to register, please click here.


The Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario’s (RTSO) Annual Education Forum and Trade Show will take place on Thursday January 24 directly preceding Better Breathing 2019 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. This full day Respiratory Therapy focused education program will feature plenary sessions, workshops and concurrent special interest streams as well as providing valuable networking opportunities amongst industry partners and fellow RT colleagues.

Stream 1: Bodies in Transition
Stream 2: Innovation and Technology
Stream 3: Simulation and Continuous Quality Practice

For details and updates, please visit To register for RTSO INSPIRE 2019, or to register for RTSO INSPIRE 2019 and Better Breathing 2019 in one-step, please login to your RTSO-ORCS member account and click on the INSPIRE 2019 banner in your event calendar. If you are not yet a member, please go here to join. If you wish to register as a non-member, please contact Natalie Bennett at or 416-864-9911 ext 256.

Breathe! Bash

This year our Breathe! Bash is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! In celebration, we have reinvented our traditional sit down gala into an exciting and interactive night for our attendees. It will no longer be taking place during the Better Breathing Conference and will be held on Thursday March 28, 2019 at the REBEL Entertainment Complex in Toronto. It will be an evening to celebrate, be inspired and have fun. Online sales are coming soon. For more information click here.

Ontario Respirology Residents’ Symposium 2019

Exclusively for PGY-4 and PGY-5 residents in the five Ontario Respirology Training Programs, the symposium will take place on the Saturday afternoon directly following Better Breathing 2019. At this directed educational event offered by the respirology residents (in conjunction with their program directors) to respirology resident trainees, invited speakers from each of the five centres present a series of lectures and workshops on topics relevant to their specific learning needs within respiratory medicine. Please speak to your Program Directors for more details and information on registration, or contact Natalie Bennett at