Education and Training

Through our medical and professional sections, the Canadian Thoracic Society and the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals, we offer continuing educational and training opportunities. 

The Canadian Respiratory Conference

The Canadian Respiratory Conference is the premier national educational and scientific meeting for the respiratory community in Canada. Held in April each year, the conference offers a broad scientific program developed by clinicians, multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, scientists and educators in our community who have developed excellent national and international reputations in respiratory medicine. The program promotes discussion of the most significant developments in clinical practice, research and education.

Educational and training opportunities


RESPTrec© (the Respiratory Training and Educator Course) is the professional development program created by the Lung Associations of Manitoba and Saskatchewan to teach health care professionals to better educate people with asthma and COPD.

RESPTrec© provides health-care professionals the latest information and training in asthma and COPD care. The course content is based on the most recent Canadian evidence-based guidelines. At the same time, the programs give health professionals the tools with which they can better teach their patients how to improve their asthma and COPD self-management skills.

"As I began practicing in my rural setting, a clear need to provide timely spirometry was apparent. By taking the SPIROTREC course, I was able to provide testing quickly and accurately. As a pharmacist, I was able to integrate all this training into my practice and become involved in chronic disease management on a whole new level. I believe this training has led me to provide better care to my patients. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in respiratory health."

Beth Kessler, BSP CRE


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