The Ontario COPD Population Health Network
Speaker: Andrea Gershon
Date: Friday, October 21st at 1PM-2PM
Location: Toronto General Hospital on the 10th Floor, room 240 (Eaton Building 200 Elizabeth Street)
On February 24, 2014 Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the funding for Scientists from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), which are part of the Canadian Respiratory Research Network. This new funding allows for continued population health research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In her talk Dr. Gershon will provide an overview of the work done by the Ontario COPD Population Health Network and then focus on a few studies that they have published recently. Recent work includes examininghow a co-diagnosis of asthma impacts the course of COPD. This builds on the hypothesis that asthma may be a risk factor for the development of COPD.
Andrea Gershon, MD, M.Sc. is a Scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute. She is also the Lung Health Lead and Scientist at ICES, Research director and staff respirologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Associate professor at both the Department of Medicine and IHPME at University of Toronto. She also holds an Adjunct scientist position at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute.
This session may also be attended via web seminar. To register as a web seminar participant please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/theta-rounds-october-21-2016-registration-28528227697