Asthma Canada’s 4th Annual Conference for Patients, Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals, Stakeholders and Industry
Saturday October 21st, 2017
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
Asthma, the third-most common chronic disease in Canada, affects nearly 3 million Canadians. Of those, nearly 600,000 are children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. Because of its prevalence, asthma affects all Canadians and can lead to reduced social, financial and health outcomes for people with the disease.
Recent studies have shown that asthma is generally not well-understood and often incorrectly diagnosed. Proper diagnosis and access to suitable testing varies across Canada. An understanding of asthma at the healthcare professional and patient level is vital for ensuring better health outcomes. Breathe Easy™ will profile discussions on how proper understanding of the disease affects diagnosis, self-management and treatment, in children and adults.
On October 21st, 2017, Asthma Canada will bring together researchers, clinicians, patients, caregivers and other stakeholders who work in the area of respiratory health to examine the complex health, social and economic issues related to asthma and reflect on the patient experience in Canada.
The patient experience of asthma is diverse. From pediatrics to adult-onset diagnosis, treatment and management needs to be targeted to be effective. This influential one-day summit will focus on how proper understanding of the disease affects diagnosis, self-management and treatment, in children and adults as well as exacerbation prevention, including environmental considerations. It will also highlight the latest research and new treatment options available in Canada.
Please note: this is a scent-free event. Please avoid wearing or bringing any scented products as a courtesy to other attendees. Thank you!Conference Speakers
|8:30 AM||9:15 AM||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:15 AM||9:30 AM||Introduction & Welcome||Vanessa Foran|
|9:30 AM||10:30 AM||Session 1 – Proper Diagnosis||Shawn Aaron|
|10:30 AM||10:45 AM||Break|
|10:45 AM||12:00 PM||Session 2 – Pediatrics: Where it all Begins||Padmaja Subbarao|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Lunch & Awards Reception||2017 Leadership Awards|
|1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Session 3 – Role of the Environment||Tim Takaro|
|2:00 PM||2:15 PM||Break|
|2:15 PM||3:00 PM||Session 4 – New Research & Trends||Jason Lee|
|3:00 PM||4:00 PM||Session 5 – Asthma in Senior Populations||Cheryl Sadowski|
|4:00 PM||4:05 PM||Closing Remarks||Vanessa Foran|
|4:05 PM||5:00 PM||Cocktail Reception & Networking Hour|
Toronto Public Transit (TTC): Exit Dundas Station, walk west to Bay and south on Bay.
Valet parking fee: $50 CAD daily | Off-site parking fee: $20 CAD daily
Route from Toronto Pearson International Airport – YYZ
Hotel directions: 27 km SE | Union Pearson Express $12 CAD (one way) | Estimated taxi fare: $65 CAD (one way)
Route from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – YTZ
Hotel directions: 4 km NE | Bus/Subway service fee: $3.25 CAD (one way) | Estimated taxi fare: $20 CAD (one way)
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