Skip to Content | Skip to Footer

RHF 2015 cover 

Day One Theme: Partnering with Patients and Professionals for Better Respiratory Care

Keynote Speaker:










Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario   

(Sorry, this presentation is not available to share)



Morning Breakout Session

a) A Team Approach to Create a Seamless COPD clinic in a FHT Setting
Karen Dube, NP
Judy Cobus, RN
Ellen Holmes, RRT, CRE
Arnprior & District Family Health Team  





b) The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN “Caring for My COPD” Program - An Innovative and Patient-Centred Program to Live Life Inspired with COPD
Laura Wheatley, Project Manager
Cathyann Hoyle, RN, MN,CRE




c) Smoking Cessation Interventions in Managing Complex Inner City Patients in a FHT setting
Brenda Chang, Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Ashley Schultz, SW


Plenary Session

Novel Approaches to Respiratory Care in the Primary Care Setting

The “Tablet” Educator
Jay Beaupre, RRT, CRE (South Riverdale CHC)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the FHT setting using OTN
Kaela Hilderley, RRT, CRE (Elliot Lake FHT)



Afternoon Breakout Sessions


PEP Spirometry Interpretation Accredited Workshop

Dr. Itamar Tamari, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Gemma Styling, BA, RRT, CRE




a) Utilization of the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) in the Primary Care Asthma Program (PCAP)
Sara Han, RRT, CRE and Jay Beaupre, RRT, CRE

b) The Old and New of O2
Karen Brooks, RN, CRE
Adam Hambly, RRT, CRE (Prince Edward FHT)


c) Tobacco Demonstration Project Royal Victoria Hospital (Hospital and Community Initiative) 
Ginny Myles, RRT, CRE, MI Instructor, TEACH trained counselor

Day Two Theme: Translating Evidence into Practice to Deliver Quality Respiratory Care


Breakout Sessions


a) Asthma Management Practices in Two Ontario School Boards: Applying Knowledge to Action (Sorry, this presentation is not available to share)
Nicola Thomas, RN, BN, CAE, MSc (St. Lawrence College, Faculty of Health Science)


b) Translating Quality-Based Procedures (QBP) in Community COPD Care
Sue Jones, QI Specialist
Erik Hellsten, Sr. Specialist Quality-Based Funding, Health Quality Ontario (HQO)


c) Using Evidence to Transform Chronic Disease Management Through Telehomecare (Sorry, this presentation is not available to share)
Julie Kwan, RN, BScN, MN
Clinical Practice Manager
Ontario Telemedicine Network

Ana MacPherson, MASc, RRT, CRE, CTE, SFI
OTN Telehomecare Clinician
Southlake Regional Health Centre