Pediatric Asthma Webinar Series

Wed, October 28, 2020 - Wed, December 02, 2020
Webinar Series

Hosted by the Lung Health Foundation

Speakers include Drs. Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Tom Kovesi, Ryan Smith, Dr. Waserman and Dr. Moraes

Asthma is one of most common chronic diseases in children. About one in four children and youth live with asthma in Ontario and asthma exacerbations remain one of the top reasons for hospitalizations in children and youth (CIHI, 2018). Primary and community care plays a critical role in managing asthma and ensuring children are diagnosed early and given the appropriate treatment in order to prevent exacerbations and hospitalizations. Gaps in knowledge and training regarding diagnosis, appropriate pharmacotherapy, management strategies, and tools available to assist with overall management, continue to exist. This Pediatric Asthma Webinar Series was developed to address some of these gaps. Each webinar will be presented by an expert in the field of pediatric respirology. This series includes six presentations that will equip primary care providers with the knowledge and tools they need to better manage asthma in children and youth in the community.

For more information on each session and to registration visit:

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits.

If you missed one of the Pediatric Asthma Webinars or any of the Lung Health Foundations webinars, you can access the recordings at


November 4, 2020
Smoke and Vapors in Youth 
Dr. Tom Kovesi, MD, FRCP(C) 
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November 11, 2020
When objective measures are not available: Diagnosing Asthma in Preschoolers 
Dr. Ryan Smith, BASc, MSc, MB BCh BAO, FRCPC 
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November 18, 2020
Is it time to change the way we manage asthma? Examining the relevance of GINA 2019 in children and adolescents
Dr. Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, MD FRCPC  
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November 25, 2020
Allergies and Asthma. It all starts in Childhood
Dr. Susan Waserman, MSc, MD, FRCPC 
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December 2, 2020
Managing a Child with Severe Chronic Asthma 
Dr. Theo Moraes, MD, PhD, FRCPC 
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