Topics and Speakers


The 2020 First Annual Respiratory Therapy Evidence-Based Practice in Primary Health Care topics are:

  1. Home ventilation and oxygen therapy
  2. Airway management
  3. Multidisciplinary/ transdisciplinary teams
  4. Point of care diagnostics
  5. Chronic disease management
  6. Behavioral change
  7. Sleep disordered breathing treatment and diagnostics
  8. Advance care planning and palliative respiratory change
  9. Networking
  10. Licensing and regulation


Speakers and their topic:

Lisa Thibeault - "Addressing Canada's COPD Epidemic - New Options in Post-Exacerbation Therapy"

Edward Ferstal - New Oxygen Therapy Equipment

Sukhpal Sohi - Esophageal pH testing

Heidi Cheung - Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening 

Lisa Lee - Pulmonary Hypertension

Catherine Sanders - Infection Prevention and Control: Best Practices in Home and Community Care

Esther Khor - Psycho-social Aspects of Caregivers Supporting Ventilated Assisted Individuals in the Community

Karla Kuzmich - Lung Volume Recruitment in Neuromuscular Disease: The Fight Against De-recruitment

Sherry Shea - PROP Eligibility Criteria for Home Mechanical Ventilation Services in BC

Lily Cheung - Home Ventilation Guidelines, Trends, and Strategies

Shaila Jiwa - TB Types

Edward Ferstal - Home Oxygen Therapy

Mike Macaulay - Devices



If there are any suggested/requested speakers, email us to let us know!