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2023 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Educational Forum

Date: September 28, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cost: Free to attend
Organizing Committee:
Amy Webb and Debbie Homik from Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Neil Johnston, CEO of the Lung Association, Manitoba
Dr. Lawrence Homik
Dr. Terry Colburne
PROGRAM (subject to change):
9:00 am – Event Opens (Display Tables Open)
9:30 am – Welcome from Neil Johnston, CEO of The Lung Association, Manitoba
9:40 am – Early stages of Pulmonary Fibrosis - Dr.Homik
10:05 am – Late stages of Pulmonary Fibrosis - Dr. Colbourne
10:30 am – Break
10:50 am – Symptom Control, Cough, SOB, GERD Dr.Homik
11:15 am – Now what? Life after diagnosis - Kamara Tayo-Jones MSW RSW
11:45 am – New drugs in the Pipeline - Dr. Colbourne
12:00 pm – Lunch (Display Tables Open)
1:00 pm – Caregiver talk - Grieving for what was and finding acceptance for what is
1:30 pm – Role of Palliative Care – Dr. Tim Hiebert
2:30 pm – Open Panel Discussion/Q&A - all speakers
3:00 pm – Closing remark. Dr. Homik
Buns on Table (Serve w/ Starter)
1st Course: Artisan Mixed Greens w/ Honey Balsamic
2nd Course: Chicken Parmesan w/ Homemade Tomato Sauce, Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Baby Roasted Potatoes
3rd Course: Assorted Dessert Dainties (Family Style)
Coffee, Tea and Assorted Pop served

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