Dr. Pat Camp, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a key component in the chronic disease management of people with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases. Although it is recognized that there are not enough pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada, some groups may be especially at risk of receiving inequitable care. This presentation will focus on the research and provision of pulmonary rehabilitation for underserved populations, including Indigenous peoples, refugee and new Canadian populations, and other potentially underserved groups.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • gain awareness of the inequitable distribution of pulmonary rehabilitation services in Canada;
  • appreciate important research findings and emerging research projects to address the problem; and
  • better define their role in providing optimal pulmonary rehabilitation to underserved populations.