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Provider Education Program

The Lung Association’s Provider Education Program (PEP), funded by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC), has a mandate to develop, implement and evaluate certified continuing medical education (CME) programs and materials that promote the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) respiratory guidelines.

The PEP, intended for primary healthcare professionals as a key initiative of the Ontario Asthma Program (AP) is led by a multi-disciplinary steering committee and chaired by OTS representatives whose purpose is to continually:

  • Advise on the asthma education needs of primary health care providers across Ontario, and;
  • Advise and review curriculum, evaluation, and educational tool development in accordance with the most recent recommendations of the CTS respiratory guidelines based on current research.

Please click here for a list of our Committee Members.

Browse our upcoming workshops

Visit the Provider Education Program site to find out what workshops will be happening in your region


Our success

Since PEP’s inception in 2002, there has been an exceptional response and attendance at our certified workshops across Ontario.

Topics include:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Spirometry Interpretation
  • COPD vs. Asthma
  • Work-related Asthma
  • Preschool Asthma

Multiple methods of knowledge transfer are incorporated through our PEP workshops and problem-based self-learning modules, resulting in enhanced learning outcomes for healthcare providers.

For more information about the Provider Education Program, please visit