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BBC 2017 Poster Winners

In the Spotlight this month are the poster winners from the ORCS Poster Session at the Better Breathing Conference 2017, which was held January 26-28 at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre.

The winner of the Margaret Fitch award for best poster was Lisa Wickersonfrom the University of Toronto for her poster “Exertional Oxygen Requirements, Exercise Capacity and Aerobic Training in Advanced Interstitial Lung Disease.” Co-authors on the study were Lisa Wickerson, Dina Brooks, Darlene Reid, Lianne G. Singer and Sunita Mathur.

The Lisa Cicutto award for best poster by a student was presented to John Odame of Ryerson University for his poster “Recruitment Limitations of Pharmacist Led Asthma-Specific Intervention Program.” His co-authors were Pria Nippak, Lee Verweel and Zahava Rosenburg-Yunger.

Finally, the winner of the inaugural Sheila Gordon-Dillane award was Jessica Schooley of Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University for “An Electronic Asthma Performance Indicator Reporting System: Use of Standardized Electronic Medical Record Data at the Point of Care.” Co-authors on this poster were David Barber, Karen Hall-Barber, Teresa To and Diane Lougheed.

In 2018, the Better Breathing Poster Session will be a collaboration between the ORCS and the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO). To submit an abstract for this session, download the form here and submit to by Nov 13, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all at Better Breathing 2018! Registration will open soon, so keep an eye on your inbox for more information!



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