The COPD Digest


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Dr. Mohit Bhutani is Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He is the director of the Asthma and COPD clinics and a member of the executive of the Alberta Research Center. He has been involved with the Alberta Health Services Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network since 2011 and, was co-chair of the Airways Working Group of the Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network (RHSCN) from 2014-2020. Nationally, he chairs the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Adult Respiratory Examination Board and is the past chair of the Canadian Thoracic Society COPD Clinical Assembly. He is a member of the CTS Executive Committee.

Dr. Erika Penz is an Associate Professor in Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, where she also serves as Director of the Respirology Fellowship Training Programme and is the Medical Lead for the Saskatchewan Lung Cancer Screening program. Dr. Penz obtained her MD from McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, in 2004 and complet­ed Internal Medicine and Respirology training at the University of Calgary. She has obtained Master’s degrees in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and health economics at the University of York, UK, and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in health economics in 2013. She is currently Co-Chair of the COPD Assembly for the Canadian Thoracic Society.


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