THETA Rounds, October 21, 2016
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Topic: The Ontario COPD Population Health Network
Andrea Gershon, MD, M.Sc. Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Lung health lead and scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Research director and staff respirologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Associate professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Associate professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Adjunct scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
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 will allow us to continue to conduct population health research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A main project we will be working on will examine how having 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,” said Gershon (adapted from SickKids Newsroom Feb 2014).
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.
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