Provider Education Program – COPD Workshop


Wednesday May 2, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Cardinal Golf Club

2740 Davis Dr W, King City, ON L7B 0G7


Workshop Format 

5:30 – 6:00pm   Registration & Dinner
6:00 – 7:00pm  COPD Presentation
7:00 – 7:15pm   Break
7:15 – 8:15pm    COPD Cases
8:15 – 8:30 pm Questions and Evaluation
Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors and epidemiology of COPD
  • Understand the role of spirometry in COPD diagnosis
  • Advocate that smoking cessation works
  • List the key components of a COPD management plan
  • Assess COPD severity using most updated clinical practice guidelines
  • List key components of COPD management and prevention
  • Complete two COPD case studies by applying key management principles


Dr. Alan Kaplan, CCFP (EM), FCFP is a Family Doctor practicing in Richmond Hill. He graduated from University of Toronto in 1983 and has been on staff at York Central Hospital since 1984 where he is Past-Chief of Family Practice and Vice Chief of the Emergency Department. In addition, Dr. Kaplan serves as a community pain consultant, palliative care community physician and hospitalist at Brampton Civic Hospital. He is the Chairperson of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada, board member on the International Primary Care Respiratory Group and Chair of the Council for Organizing Members of the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care. He is the chair of the Respiratory Medicine Communities of Practice Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Kaplan was the President of the IPCRG 5th biennial world scientific meeting, past member of the Canadian Consensus Guidelines for Asthma, COPD and Sinusitis and editor for the International Primary Care Respiratory Journal and the Italian Journal of Primary Care. He is also a member of the Canadian Metropolitan Tuberculosis Subcommittee, member of the Health Canada Section on Allergy and Respiratory therapies, and member of Chronic Respiratory Disease Surveillance Advisory Committee (Public Health Agency of Canada). Dr. Kaplan lends his expertise and is an article reviewer for the Primary Care Respiratory Journal, the European Respiratory Journal and the Canadian Journal of Family Practice. 


  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Wednesday May 02
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Cardinal Golf Club Presenter: Dr. Alan Kaplan
Event registration summary
PEP COPD Workshop:

The Lung Association

18 Wynford Drive Toronto, Suite 401 ON M3C 0K8
Phone: (416) 864-9911
Charitable Number: 12404 6368 RR 0002