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For Additional information on PF please visit The European Pulmonary Fibrosis Federation.

The EU-IPFF also has a series of webinars leading up to and highlighting topics from their 2022 IPFF conference. Link to the webinars here.

Pulmonary Fibrosis has also been linked to Scleroderma. For more information on Scleroderma or to connect with a Scleroderma support group please visit Scleroderma Manitoba here.


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

With generous support from Boehringer Ingelheim:

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