The RRC event, “Advances in Respiratory Research: What Patients and Families Need to Know,” was held on May 10 with an aim to engage patients and families in a unique opportunity to learn about current best practices and research innovations in respiratory health, share their own journeys and have the opportunity to interact directly with clinicians and researchers.
Two patients shared their experiences with asthma and lung cancer with the audience. Leading researchers from the university with expertise in such areas as lung cancer, lung transplantation, asthma and COPD shared the most current evidence on diagnosis and treatment with the audience and participated in a question-and-answer session with patients and families.
“This event provided an opportunity for patients and families to share their expertise and experiences in partnership with clinicians and researchers. Including the patient voice helped event participants to learn what it is like to live with a respiratory disease and how research can improve their quality of life,” said Candace Skrapek, a Patient Family Advisory Council Member with the RRC.
Read more on the Respiratory Research Centre website.