Dr. Francine M. Ducharme is a Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine at the Université de Montréal. As a paediatrician and clinical epidemiologist at the CHU Sainte-Justine, she leads a productive career as physician caring for asthmatic children, teacher, research mentor and scientist. Her research program, which has received uninterrupted research funding, focuses on improving paediatric morbidity through the development of instruments specific to children, educational and drug interventions, systematic reviews and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines. Her research program has led to over 200 publications, 200 invited talks, numerous research awards, and co-authorship on several Canadian Asthma Consensus and international statements.