Provider Education Program

Spirometry Interpretation Workshop


Wednesday, April 18, 2018   9:00 – 12:00pm


Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

1230 Talbot Street, Elgin Room 131-3St. Thomas, ON N5P 1G9             


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

9:00 – 9:30am      Registration & Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00am     Spirometry Ins & Outs Presentation
10:00 – 11:00am    Spirometry Interpretation
11:00 – 11:50am     Interpreting Spirometry Test Results
11:50 – 12:00pm    Questions and Evaluation



Spirometry Ins and Outs:

Michael Callihoo, RRT, CRE, CTE  decided to pursue a career in healthcare following a workplace injury in 2006. Michael graduated from the Fanshawe College RT program in 2011 and got his start performing overnight sleep studies, but soon found employment with the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre. Michael became a Certified Respiratory Educator in 2012 and then received TEACH training for smoking cessation. More recently Michael became a Certified Tobacco Educator to enhance his effectiveness as a smoking cessation counsellor. Michael is part of a multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation team providing education and exercise to patients with various lung impairments. In addition to his role providing direct patient care, education, and smoking cessation counselling, Michael regularly facilitates spirometry clinics at both the GBACHC and at other healthcare facilities in the community. Michael is currently receiving training that will allow him, with a medical directive, to prescribe smoking cessation medications as an adjunct to nicotine replacement therapy system. 

Spirometry Interpretation:

Dr. Allan Coates, MDCM, B.Eng., was a Pediatric Respirologist as well as the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab, Division of Respiratory Medicine, at the Hospital for Sick Children for many years. He is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist Emeritus in the Research Institute. Dr. Coates also has degrees in both engineering and medicine from McGill University in Montreal. His recent publications have focused on the promotion and use of pulmonary function testing to enhance diagnosis and management of lung disease in children and adults. In addition, Dr. Coates is the Pediatric Respirologist Mentor for the Collaborative Care Pilot Program with The Lung Association-Ontario. 


  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Wednesday April 18
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenters: Dr. Allan Coates and Michael Callihoo Venue: Elgin St. Thomas Public Health
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