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RF237-3 - Best Practices in Diagnosis and Management of Work-related Asthma

Friday, November 24
1:55 PM - 2:10 PM

Work-related Asthma (WRA) affects 10-25% of adults. Although the incidence has decreased in recent statistics, the main causes of WRA persist. Healthcare providers must ask the right questions to effectively discern causes of newly developed asthma and us the correct diagnostic tools to ensure fair WSIB compensation and return to work provisions.

Learning Objectives:

Jennifer MacKinnon

Work-related Asthma Program Coordinator
The Lung Association - Ontario

Jennifer MacKinnon, BSc, RRT, CRE
Jennifer is a Respiratory Therapist and Certified Respiratory Educator with a background that includes twenty years working in respiratory home care. During this time she had the opportunity to lead healthcare teams and implement many community based programs and services. In 2016, she joined The Lung Association’s Provider Education Program team as Curriculum Developer and is currently the Program Manager. Shas a strong interest in promoting respiratory health and her interests include patient and provider education, motivational interviewing, and health information management.


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Susan M. Tarlo

Professor , Dept Medicine, Respiratory Division,
University of Toronto, and Staff Physician Toronto Western Hospital

Dr Susan M Tarlo is a respiratory physician at UHN with a cross-appointment in occupational medicine at St Michael’s Hospital. She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto with an academic cross-appointment in the Dalla Lana Department of Public Health. She has a research appointment at the Gage Occupational and Environmental Health Unit in Toronto and the Centre for Research Excellence in Occupational Disease. Her research interests are mainly in work-related asthma and occupational allergy.


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