Dr. Jean Bourbeau
Jean Bourbeau is the Director of the Research Institute MUHC's Center for Innovative Medicine, the COPD Clinic and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at the MUHC Montreal Chest Institute.
Maria F. Sedeno
Maria Sedeno is the Executive Director of RESPIPLUS, a non-profit organization committed to improve healthcare professionals and patients’ education in the respiratory field.
Dr. Kim Lavoie
Dr. Kim Lavoie, co-lead of the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) and holds the Chair of Behavioural Medicine at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM).
Diane Nault has spent more than 25 years working in the field of respiratory diseases, more specifically in COPD.
Becky Zucco is an exercise physiologist with over 24 years’ experience in chronic disease rehabilitation. She is the founder of WillKin, an organization providing prevention, rehabilitation and education services for the long-term management of chronic disease.
Stephanie Corbisiero is a Concordia University graduate and certified kinesiologist. She specializes in training individuals living with COPD, Parkinson’s, stroke-survivorship, and other chronic conditions.
"Thank you for designing these courses, I now have a personal trainer who has taught me to feel more confident exercising with my disease... I feel stronger and play more with my grandchildren."
"I did not use to feel confident proposing an exercise plan to my clients with COPD due to their shortness of breath. Now, I have the knowledge so I know they exercise safely and we are aware of what red flags to look for."
I am a better caregiver
"My wife has had COPD for many years now, and I did not know how to help her - especially when she had to go the emergency room for an attack of shortness of breath. Now, I feel more prepared to help her and am able to better communicate with her treating team."
"The tools that I need"
"As an asthma nurse, my patients face a variety of challenges daily. After taking the eXpand course, I feel more confident in supporting my patients to take the necessary steps to have a better life."