FREE WEBINAR - Getting Ready for "Back to...Normal"

August 9th, 2021

Do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines?

If we want to get back to normal, we all need to play our part.

Join our panelists as they discuss the importance of vaccination and provide you with information to help you make a decision

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Here's what we'll be discussing:

Dr. Peter Lin will be hosting a 60-minute Q&A session with a panel of experts. Discussing pertinent vaccination topics such as:

  • Safety and efficacy
  • Vaccine mixing
  • 2nd doses and the need for boosters
  • Addressing concerns and hesitancy for vaccines
  • Engaging in conversation about vaccination


Webinar Date

August 26th | 7 PM - 8 PM EST

Registration closes in:

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Our Speakers

Dr. Peter Lin

Dr. Peter Lin, MD, CCFP

Dr. Peter Lin is the Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Canadian Heart Research Centre. He continues to be a lecturer and speaker with two family practices in Toronto. He has also served in the past as the medical director at the University of Toronto’s Health and Wellness Centre at Scarborough. In an effort to raise the knowledge base of the general population, Dr. Lin has spoken at public forums directly to the public. He has been a medical expert for a series on the Discovery channel and is also the health columnist for CBC Radio and is heard across Canada.


Dr. Alan Kaplan, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP

Alan Kaplan is a Family Physician working in York Region, Ontario, Canada and the Chairperson of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (, the Past-Chairperson of the Respiratory Section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Senate member of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. He co-chaired the Community Standards of COPD program for Health Quality Ontario. In addition, Dr. Kaplan provides his expertise to a number of medical journals across the world.

Dr. Alan Kaplan


Dr. Mohit Bhutani

Dr. Mohit Bhutani, MD, FRCPC, FCCP

Dr. Mohit Bhutani is a 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 CTS COPD Clinical Assembly. He is a member of the CTS Executive Committee.


Dr. Simon Bacon, PhD, FTOS, FCCS, FABMR 

Dr. Simon Bacon is a Full Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of Montreal. He is a professor and CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials, Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. He is also the co-director of the Montreal Behavioral Medicine Centre (MBMC) – primary investigator of iCARE study, a researcher at the CIUSSS-NIM, and co-leads the International Behavioural Trials Network.

Dr. Simon Bacon


Dr. Kim Lavoie

Kim Lavoie, PhD, FCPA, FABMR

Kim Lavoie is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at UQAM and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of Montreal. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine and is a researcher in the Research Centre of the CIUSSS-NIM. She is the Co-Director of the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre and Co-Lead of the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN). Dr.Lavoie co-leads the iCARE study that seeks to assess public awareness, attitudes, concerns and behavioural responses to public health policies implemented to reduce COVID-19 transmission, as well as the impacts (e.g., psychosocial, health, economic) of the pandemic among Canadians and people around the world.


Jean Bourbeau, MD, MsC, FRCPC

Dr. Jean Bourbeau is the Director of the Research Institute MUHC's Center for Innovative Medicine, the COPD Clinic and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at the MUHC Montreal Chest Institute. He has been President of the Canadian Thoracic Society. His work and research on COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, integrated self-management programs for patients with COPD ("Living Well with COPD") have had an impact not only in the field of research, but also in clinical practice at the national and international level.
 Dr. Jean Bourbeau

This free webinar is brought to you by RESPIPLUS and was made possible thanks to a non-restrictive educational grant by Moderna.


In collaboration with the Canadian Thoracic Society.

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