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Provider Education Program--Spirometry Interpretation Workshop, The Lung Association

Walkerton, Ontario
March 30, 2016

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Walkerton Golf & Curling Club,164 Bruce County Road 2

According to A National Report Card published on COPD in Canada, 76% of Ontario physicians have access to spirometry and only 45% use it as a diagnostic tool. Considering COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in Canada and spirometry is the gold standard for diagnosing both Asthma and COPD, we have identified a significant gap in access and diagnosis.

With an increasing need for more accurate diagnosis of both Asthma and COPD, this program will provide health care professionals with the appropriate tools and necessary practice utilizing a didactic and case study format in order to correctly differentiate between obstructive and restrictive conditions, interpreting spirometry based on best practice guidelines.

The workshop is comprised of two presentations: one on “Spirometry Ins & Out’s”, which includes a demonstration on how to do spirometry, and one on “Spirometry Interpretation” delivered by specialists in the field of respiratory health.  Participants will have the benefit of gaining knowledge and practice from presenters, along with the opportunity to actively work through 20 case test results. This workshop meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved for 2 MAINPRO-C credits.

Online Registration: https://www.on.lung.ca/pep-spirometry-hanover-mar-30/16

Registration Deadline: March 28th, 2016