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Inspired Breathing – COPD Series

Breaking the Cycle of Complacency in COPD

    Online Intensive
    Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm (CST/SK)

    Dive into an immersive, interactive experience with Dr. Erika Penz as she addresses the need to: understand COPD patient complacency (i.e., why patients often times feel resigned to their disease and downplay their symptoms); approach care with a lens of ‘meeting the patient where they’re at’; and explore strategies on how to ask the right questions prior to assessing appropriate care options.  

    About Dr. Erika Penz

    Dr. Erika Penz is the current Head, Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She is also the Program Director for the Respirology Fellowship Training Program at USask.  Her research training and expertise is in health economics and health policy, specifically cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials, use of decision analytic models in cost-effectiveness studies, and use of large administrative databases to understand health outcomes at a population level. Dr. Penz’s research relates to studying the burden of disease in our society in order to understand: 1) the personal impact that chronic disease has on individuals in terms of quality of life, productivity, and mortality; 2) the health care system impact in terms of health service utilization, costs, overall budget and system capacity; and 3) how therapeutic interventions can improve health system outcomes in a cost-effective way.    

    Motivated by her patients, colleagues and medical students, Dr. Penz believes that everyone she interacts with is an opportunity to make a difference and learn from.  

    This online intensive is proudly sponsored by GSK.