Provider Education Program

Spirometry Interpretation Workshop


Thursday, April 05, 2018 6:00 - 9:00pm


Northumberland Hills Hospital – 1000 DePalma Drive

Education Centre, 2F28 – second floor, Administration Wing 

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

  • Clarify and state the role of spirometry as an objective measurement of lung disease
  • Review spirometry testing, terms and measurements
  • Identify the criteria for best test acceptability/ repeatability
  • Gain confidence in the interpretation of spirometry through case study practice

Workshop Format

6:00 – 6:30pm Registration & Dinner
6:30 – 7:00pm Spirometry Ins & Outs Presentation
7:00 – 8:00pm Spirometry Interpretation
8:00 - 8:50pm Interpreting Spirometry Test Results
8:50 - 9:00pm Questions and Evaluation


Spirometry Ins & Outs

Jennifer MacKinnon, B.Sc., RRT, CRE 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 in 2017, became the Program Manager. She has a strong interest in promoting respiratory health and her interests include patient and provider education and quality improvement in healthcare.

Spirometry Interpretation

Dr. Itamar E. Tamari, MD, CCFP, FCFP has been working at Stonegate Community Health Centre since 1998 and is on staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Dr. Tamari completed his doctorate in Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1992 and his training in Family Medicine in 1994. Dr. Tamari is the Medical Director of the Primary Care Asthma Program, which is one of the Asthma Plan of Action (APA) projects, and has chaired it’s Advisory since 2002. He sits on The Lung Association - Ontario's Provider Education Program Steering Committee and the Asthma Advisory Committee. He is also a founding member of the Primary Care Respiratory Alliance of Canada.


  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Thursday April 05
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spirometry Presenters: Dr. Tamari and Jennifer MacKinnon Venue: Cobourg Family Health Team
Event registration summary
PEP Spirometry Workshop:

The Lung Association

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