• Explore and define Chronic Cough, including the difference between refractory chronic cough versus unexplained chronic cough, its etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment

  • Using a case study, follow the step-by-step patient journey and discuss appropriate investigations and potential referrals in primary and secondary care that allow for early identification of patients and help lead to a timely diagnosis

  • Understand what tools and resources healthcare professionals need to better support their patients and their self-management journey

About our speakers

Alan Kaplan, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP

Alan Kaplan is a Family Physician working in York Region, Ontario, Canada and the Chairperson of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (www.fpagc.com), the Past-Chairperson of the Respiratory Section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Senate member of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. He co-chaired the Community Standards of COPD program for Health Quality Ontario. In addition, Dr. Kaplan provides his expertise to a number of medical journals across the world.

Imran Satia, M.A MB, BChir (cantab), MRCP, PhD

Imran Satia is an international renowned expert in the field of Chronic Cough. He is currently an Assistant Professor at McMaster University for the Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology. He completed his medical degree at the University of Cambridge, UK and also completed a PhD at the University of Manchester. He was a co-author on the most recent ERS Chronic Cough guidelines and is a scientific advisor for pharmaceutical companies developing new cough therapies. He has been an invited speaker and national and international medical conferences and has authored numerous publications on the mechanisms and treatment of cough.

Sara McRae, BA, RRT, CRE

Sara did her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Western University and then completed her RRT at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. She has been an RRT since 1996, worked at the Ross Memorial Hospital for 2 years and for the past 24 years has been with Medigas. Sara also completed her COPD and Asthma educator courses and was among the first group that wrote and passed the CRE exam.