Dr. Jean Bourbeau is a pulmonologist and full professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He is the Director of the Research Institute MUHC’s Center for Innovative Medicine. He is Director of the COPD Clinic and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at the MUHC Montréal Chest Institute. He leads the COPD group of the FRQS Respiratory Network. He is a member of the board of directors of Réseau québécois d’éducation en santé respiratoire (RQESR). He has been President of the Canadian Thoracic Society. He also sits on the scientific committee of GOLD.

Over 250 of his publications have been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His work and research, especially on COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, integrated self-management programs for patients with COPD (‘Living Well with COPD’: www.livingwellwithcopd.com) have had an impact not only in the field of research, but also in clinical practice and in the public domain at national and international levels. His other research includes a national epidemiological study of COPD (“CanCOLD” Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease).