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Spirometry Testing for Diagnosing asthma and COPD in Primary Care – The Why and The How
Asthma and COPD are among the most common chronic diseases in Canada. People who are diagnosed with asthma or COPD are usually prescribed inhalers, but rarely recommended pulmonary function testing to confirm the diagnosis.
Choosing Wisely’s Let’s Clear the Air campaign aims to encourage thoughtful conversations between clinicians and patients with a diagnosis of asthma or COPD. The goal of the campaign is to avoid unnecessary treatment and misdiagnosis that can occur without a proper breathing test. To help get these conversations started, the Lung Health Foundation is hosting continuing medical education sessions to explore the why and the how of spirometry testing for the diagnosis of asthma and COPD in primary care.

This 2-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3.0 Mainpro+® credits

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Davis completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Toronto in 2013. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in 2016, and his fellowship in Respirology at Queens University in 2018. He is now appointed as an adjunct professor with the Queen's School of Medicine and has hospital privileges at Kingston Health Sciences Center. He is also a managing partner at Kingston Respiratory Services, Kingston’s only community Respirology clinic and PFT testing lab. 

Moderator: Dr Itamar Tamari, Family Physician, Stonegate Community Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Jun 16, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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