Updated Canadian Asthma Management Continuum Published
The updated Asthma
Management Continuum and additional respiratory guidelines produced by the CTS
can be found at the Canadian Respiratory Guidelines website: http://www.respiratory guidelines.ca/.
Cats on Airplanes
The Canadian Transportation Agency just released a decision on allergies to cats in airplanes. They have ruled that individuals with cat allergies are persons with disabilities in the context of air travel.
The Agency will now examine whether the three airline carriers' policies of accepting cats in the aircraft cabin constitute an obstacle to the mobility of the complainants in this case – i.e., that they prevent or impede the complainants from travelling by air.
Paediatric Respiratory Conference
“Advances in Paediatric
April 16–17, 2010
Queen Alesandra Centre for
Children’s Health, Victoria, BC
Keynote speakers will include
Dr. Mark Montgomery, MD, FRCPC and Dr. Mark Chilvers, MD, FRCPC.
Canadian Respiratory Conference
April 29-May 1, 2010
World Trade & Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Canadian Respiratory Conference scientific program will feature plenary sessions with renowned speakers presenting leading-edge concepts and current research from a variety of perspectives. A wide range of topics as they relate to adult and paediatric respiratory health will be addressed, including interdisciplinary care, knowledge translation, spirometry interpretation, care maps, emerging technologies, environmental factors, physical exercise, pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory care in the ICU, and much more!
For more information and to register:
IPCRG (International Primary Care Respiratory Group) Conference
June 2-5, 2010 in Toronto
Toronto will host the prestigious IPCRG biennial international conference On June 25 2010 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. This will be the first time the conference has been held in North America.
Hosted by the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (FPAGC) and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, this event is targetted to health care professionals dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of airway diseases.
The IPCRG provides a forum for its constituent national groups so that it may represent international primary care perspectives in respiratory medicine and raise standards of care in individual countries and globally, through collaborative research, innovation and dissemination of best practice and education.
Topics will cover the spectrum of respiratory illnesses and
managements and will be presented in large group formats, small interactive
workshops, pro-con debates, and scientific oral and poster sessions. There will
also be a focus on Managing Respiratory Diseases in the Developing World, e.g. how to treat our refugee populations in large
urban centres. This exciting conference
promises to be both fun and practical,
allowing insights into respiratory medicine for YOUR practice as soon as you return to work.
For more information and to register:
We Are Changing Our
Hello all! First of all, a very belated Happy New Year! I know you have all been used to hearing from me a lot while we were leading up to the conference. As always, we have been very busy and have some pretty exciting announcements and new projects underway.
We will still send out a full update on the conference in the upcoming print edition of “The Educator”. (As expected, it was a great success, with over 300 delegates enjoying an outstanding program, great networking and Whistler, a location that as you are now seeing if you are watching Olympic coverage, is truly one of the most beautiful spots in the world.)
At the November Board meeting, directors and members voted to officially change the name of the organization to the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC). Our name change simply reflects our expanded mandate, as our emphasis has increased to include not only asthma, but also COPD, allergies and smoking cessation.
You will see over the next few months that we will be transitioning to a complete change to the new name. There will be some overlap for a little bit as there is, as you can imagine, quite a bit of legal work to be covered to make the change. We will be changing the name on the website in the next week or two. This is being pushed up a bit because of our exciting new Allergic Living magazine CNRC supplement project.
New Allergic Living Magazine
We are very excited to announce that starting with the Spring issue, there will now be a special 4-page Canadian Network for Respiratory Care supplement in each issue of Allergic Living magazine. This supplement has been made possible with a very generous educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Canada Inc. The supplement will include information about Certified Asthma and Respiratory Educators and education on asthma/allergies from CAEs and CREs. We will try to do little profiles/features on as many CAEs and CREs as we can. There will be Frequently Asked Questions on asthma/allergies. (We’ll try to get some smoking cessation in there, too. And a little COPD 101.) We will also include respiratory news and a kids’ corner and a True/False quiz.
We are looking for CAEs and CREs who are interested in becoming involved with this exciting project. You don’t have to be a great writer. We do have access to professional writers/editors. We are looking for content experts. If you have stories ideas, innovative asthma education programs or tools you would like to profile, or FAQs and true/false questions, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org..
University of New Brunswick Researchers Seeking
Participants will have a chance to win 1 of 10 $20 VISA Gift Cards!