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OTR Autumn 2019 Volume 31 Issue 2

Editorial

D Linn Holness,

Occupational Diseases and Newer Technologies (Read)
Dr. Linn Holness, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FFOM (Hon)

Dr. Holness is the Division Head of Occupational Medicine and an Associate Scientist at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is also Professor Emeriti at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Feature

Susan M
Ambrose Lau

Occupational Diseases and Newer Technologies (Read)
Ambrose Lau, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Susan M. Tarlo, MB, BS, FRCPC

Dr. Lau is a Clinical Associate in the University Health Network and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Tarlo is a Staff Physician in the Respiratory Division in the University Health Network and St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

2019-2020 GRANT-IN-AID AWARDS

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Ontario Lung Association Grant-In-Aid funding for this year. (Read)

Pictured: Dr. Benjamin Steinberg, Breathe New Life Award recipient

PUBLICATIONS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS GRANT-IN-AID AWARDS

Temporal shifts in fluid in pulmonary hypertension with and without sleep apnea.
Carvalho CG1,2, Yadollahi A1,3, Granton J4,5, Ryan CM1,5. J Sleep Res. 2019 May 16:e12863.
PMID: 31099115  DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12863
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31099115

From the 2014-2016 Grant-in-Aid for Dr. Clodagh M. Ryan, Assistant Professor & Sleep Program Director, Centre for Sleep Health and Research,  KITE | Toronto Rehab | University Health Network.

Dr. Clodagh also acknowledges that another paper was made possible through funding of the study:

Heart rate variability in pulmonary hypertension with and without sleep apnea.

Carvalho CG1,2, Bresler R1, Zhi YX1, Alshaer H1, Granton JT3,4, Ryan CM1,4. Heliyon. 2019 Jul 3;5(7):e02034.
PMID: 31317084  PMCID: PMC6611942  DOI:
10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02034
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31317084


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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Better Breathing Conference 2020
Date: Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto
More information will soon be available at betterbreathing.ca!

Lung Health & Breathing Expo Series
Date: February 29, 2020
Location: Western Fair District, London, ON
Date: March 7, 2020
Location: Oasis Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON
For more information on these free events, please visit:
https://lungontario.ca/you-can-help/events-ontario-lung-association/the-lung-health-expo-series

Breathe! Bash
Date:  March 25, 2020 – Save the Date!
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing
More details and registration will soon be available at:
https://lungontario.ca/you-can-help/events-ontario-lung-association

Resptrec

Upcoming Courses in Toronto

Course: Asthma
Location: Ottawa-Almonte, ON
Workshop: Apr 17, 2020 to Apr 18, 2020
Registration Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
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Course: Education
Location: Toronto, ON
Workshop: Nov 9, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
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Course: COPD
Location: Toronto, ON
Workshop: Nov 30, 2019 to Dec 1, 2019
Registration Deadline: Oct 18, 2019
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Upcoming Courses in Ottawa

Course: Asthma
Location: Ottawa-Almonte, ON
Workshop: Apr 17, 2020 to Apr 18, 2020
Registration Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
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Course: Education
Location: Ottawa-Almonte, ON
Workshop: Apr 19, 2020 to Apr 20, 2020
Registration Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
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For more information, or to see the online-only courses, please go to resptrec.org.

PEP

The Ontario Lung Association’s Provider Education Program develops, implements and evaluates certified continuing medical education programs and materials promoting the Canadian Thoracic Society respiratory guidelines. To set up a free workshop for your team or organization, please contact us at pep@lungontario.ca. We will work with you to ensure your learning outcomes are achieved.

Upcoming Workshops - Greater Toronto Area

13 Sep
Asthma Action Plan Workshop – Toronto
Sheraton Centre
NPAO Conference
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8 Oct
COPD Workshop – Markham
CFPC Mainpro+ Certified
Funded by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Register

10 Oct
Asthma COPD Overlap Workshop – Hamilton
Carmen’s Banquet Centre
HHS Respiratory Therapy Educational Retreat
More Information

27 Oct
COPD: Acute Exacerbation and End-of-Life Workshop – Toronto
Sheraton Centre
Practical Pearls in Long-Term Care Conference
Funded by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
More Information

30 Oct
Breathing Inspired: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and It’s Barriers – Toronto
Ontario Lung Association Office
ORCS Central Region Evening Seminar
COMING SOON

30 Oct
COPD Workshop – Newmarket
Southlake Regional Health Centre
CFPC Mainpro+ Certified
Funded by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
COMING SOON

Upcoming Workshops - Western Ontario

26 Sep
Breathing Inspired – London
Fanshawe College
ORCS Western Region Evening Seminar
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Upcoming Workshops - Eastern Ontario

12 Sep
Spirometry Interpretation Workshop – Ottawa
CFPC Mainpro+ Certified
Funded by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
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14 Sep
Spirometry Interpretation Workshop – Ottawa
Novotel
PFT Symposium
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29 Oct
Breathing Inspired – Kingston
Italo-Canadian Club
ORCS Eastern Region Evening Seminar
COMING SOON

For more information on upcoming workshops, please visit lungontario.ca/webinars-workshops

OTS

Have you renewed your OTS membership?

Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) members include academic and community respirologists and researchers who are local and national leaders in their fields. The society manages a suite of educational and research programs, and works closely with the Ontario Lung Association to advocate for lung health initiatives in the province.

The current year OTS membership term is April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

OTS Active membership is open to individuals with a medical degree and scientists holding a PhD or equivalent degree of training. The 2019-2020 fee is $95.00.

The OTS Associate Membership is available to interns, residents or graduate students in medical or allied health science, and to fellows during their period of training. Associate members do not pay fees and may not vote or hold office in the society but enjoy all the benefits of a membership.

To join the OTS or renew your membership for 2018-2019, go to http://lungontario.ca/for-health-professionals/ontario-thoracic-society or call the Ontario Lung Association at (416) 864-9911 ext 256.

The Ontario Thoracic Review is the official publication of the Ontario Thoracic Society, a medical section of the Ontario Lung Association. 

Co-Editors:
Dr. Christopher Li
Dr. Mark Soth

CONTACT INFORMATION
Ontario Lung Association
18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401
Toronto, ON, M3C 0K9
Phone: 416-864-9911 x256
Fax: 416-864-9916
Email: ots@lungontario.ca