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Spirometry Interpretation Workshop, Provider Education Program, The Lung Association

Pembroke, Ontario
October 4, 2017  

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Best Western Pembroke Inn and Conference Centre,  1 International Drive

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Clarify and state the role of spirometry as an objective measurement of lung disease
  • Review spirometry testing, terms and measurements
  • Identify the criteria for best test acceptability/repeatability
  • Gain confidence in the interpretation of spirometry through case study practice

Online Registration:

Registration Deadline: October 3, 2017
Spirometry Ins and Outs:

Ellen Fleming-Michaud, RRT, CRE graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program in June 2000. She completed her CAE in 2005, her COPDE in 2008 and successfully wrote the CRE exam in 2009. She is also Ottawa Model and TEACH certified in smoking cessation counseling. Ellen currently works as an RRT/CRE for Lanark Renfrew Health and Community Services in the Lung Health Program. She provides Asthma and COPD education, spirometry testing and pulmonary rehab maintenance to patients living in Renfrew County. Ellen is currently the lead contact for implementing the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation at both Whitewater Bromley and Rainbow Valley Community Health Centres. She remains employed for 17 years, now casually, at both the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
Spirometry Interpretation:

Omar Kify MD, FRCPC, ABIM is a Respiratory Research Associate for the McGill-Asthma Project at Montreal Chest Institute. Dr Kify’s internal medicine training took place at the University of Ottawa in 2009 as well as his Respirology Fellowship in 2011. He has an American Board of Internal Medicine certificate and is a Fellow of Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Respirology with a certificate in Internal Medicine. Dr Kify’s scope of practice is Internal Medicine and Respirology with a special Interest in Asthma, COPD and Pulmonary Rehab.