Fighting for Breath 2016

May 6 & 7, 2015 in Toronto

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Health and the environment are inextricably linked. Asthma and allergies, including both the social and economic impacts of climate change on respiratory health demand more attention from policy makers and the Canadian public. Join us for this breakthrough World Asthma Day event.

children with asthma

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Annual premature deaths from air pollution in Canada

Canadians with Asthma

 

Clearing the Air 2015 EVENT DETAILS

venue

When booking a room please inform them you are attending the Clearing the Air Summit for an accommodation discount.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

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How to get to the conference

Route from Toronto Pearson International Airport - YYZ

Hotel directions: 27 km SE | Riverdale Limo Service (call hotel directly); fee: $73 CAD (one way) ; on request | Bus service fee: $3.10 CAD (one way) | Estimated taxi fare: $65 CAD (one way)

Hotel Parking:

On-site parking fee: $8 CAD hourly, $35 CAD daily | Valet parking fee: $35 CAD daily | Off-site parking fee: $8 CAD hourly, $29 CAD daily | Onsite Valet parking | clearance is 6 feet / 1.8 meters

Route from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ

Riverdale Limo Service (call hotel directly) fee: $25 CAD (one way); on request | Subway service fee: $3.10 CAD (one way) | Estimated taxi fare: $15 CAD (one way)

Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Aaron Freeman

Aaron Freeman is the Founder and President of GreenPAC, Canada’s organization to build environmental leadership in politics. For 25 years, Aaron has played a leadership role in developing public

Aaron Freeman

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D., FANA, FAAN is an Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell University Medical College (now known as the

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Bruce Lourie

Bruce is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the best-selling books Toxin, Toxout and Slow Death by Rubber Duck.  He is President of the Ivey Foundation, a private chari

Bruce Lourie

Chantale Turgeon

Chantale Turgeon has been an Executive Board Member of the National Asthma Patient Alliance (NAPA) for almost 3 years, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee (2013) as well as being an Asthma Ambassado

Chantale Turgeon

Chris Carlsten, MD MPH

Chris Carlsten, MD MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and holds the endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease at the University of British Columbia.  He is the Director of t

Chris Carlsten, MD MPH

Christine A. Rogers

Dr. Rogers’ research focuses on human exposure to airborne biological material and resulting health effects in both indoor and outdoor environments. As an aerobiologist, she studies “the microbiol

Christine A. Rogers

David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin is one of Canada’s leading experts and commentators on politics, public policy, and sustainability. He has worked for prime ministers, premiers, and ministers as a chief of staff an

David McLaughlin

Dr. Alan Kaplan

Dr. Alan Kaplan is the Chairperson of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada, the Chairperson of the Respiratory Section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Board member of the I

Dr. Alan Kaplan

Dr. Sarah Henderson

Dr. Sarah Henderson is Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Co

Dr. Sarah Henderson

Erika Ladouceur

Erika is an asthma and allergy ambassador, whose overall mission is to create a self-sustaining, supportive, asthma and allergy aware community where even those without allergies and asthma can provid

Erika Ladouceur

Hon. Glen Murray

Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Centre. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.Murray currently serves as Minister of the Environment and Climate Ch

Hon. Glen Murray

John Stone

John Stone is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Spectroscopy (1969) and an Honours B.Sc. in Chemistr

John Stone

Joyce Yee

Joyce Yee is an advocate for empowering patients to self-manage chronic lung disease. As a Certified Respiratory Educator, she provides asthma and COPD patients with the skills and knowledge they need

Joyce Yee

Katie Sullivan

Katie serves as IETA's Director of North America and Climate Finance. On behalf of IETA’s global multi-sector business membership, Katie leads efforts to inform climate change policy and market desi

Katie Sullivan

Keith Brooks

Keith was born in the ‘burbs just outside Toronto, but his passion for the environment was born in a canoe on the rivers and lakes of Northern Ontario. Once canoeing and nature had become a passion,

Keith Brooks

Peter Berry

Dr. Peter Berry is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Climate Change and Health Office in the Safe Environments Directorate at Health Canada where he has worked since 2001. While at Health Canada Peter

Peter Berry

Rick Smith

A prominent Canadian author, environmentalist and non-profit leader, Rick is the Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute. From 2003 to 2012, he served as Executive Director of Environmental D

Rick Smith

Robert Oliphant

Robert Oliphant is the President and CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada.  Rob is the President of the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform and serves on the Steering Committee of Better Care F

Robert Oliphant

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