About us

RESPIPLUS  is a non-profit organization which over the past 20 years has developed worldwide renown self-management programs. These include interactive learning materials which can be accessed through the web and various technological platforms. As well, telehealth solutions, training programs, and quality control for behavior change interventions. 

Self-Management Programs

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Why ChronicLungDiseases.com?

You need access to all available information and resources at your fingertips. Our team sources reliable and trusted information, allowing you access via a centralized portal. You will find answers to all your questions surrounding chronic lung diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis and Severe Asthma.

Main Sources of Information

  • Provincial Lung Associations
  • Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
  • The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
  • Many more

Our Experts

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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.

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RESPIROLOGIST, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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Bryan Ross completed his medical school and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Toronto, and his Respirology fellowship at the University of Alberta. Prior to this he completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University and his master’s degree in Physiology at McGill University. He has had a longstanding clinical and research interest in respiratory and cardiac physiology and applied exercise science, in pulmonary rehabilitation, and in the management of chronic respiratory disease. He is currently completing an additional fellowship at the Montreal Chest Institute (McGill University Health Centre) in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic disease management.

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RESPIROLOGIST, MD, MSc, BSc.H, FRCPC

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Josianne Hamel Bourbeau completed her medical studies and her specialization in family medicine at the University of Montreal. Her practice is versatile and diverse, as are her interests. She currently works at the GMF Ahunstic and at the Centre d’hébergement Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci in the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, and at the Saint-Eustache Hospital in the CISSS des Laurentides. She is also involved in hospital teaching for undergraduated for medical students for the University of Montreal. She firmly believes in the power of sharing medical knowledge to patients and between professionnals in order to provide sustainable quality health care for all.

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GENERAL PRACTICIONER, MD, CCFP, BSc

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Maria Sedeno is the Executive Director of RESPIPLUS, a non-profit organization committed to improving healthcare professionals and patients’ education in the respiratory field. She has co-authored and led the national and international developments of the “Living Well with COPD” and the “Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis” programs. These comprehensive self-management educational platforms support patients in making the necessary changes in their lifestyle to better manage their chronic disease.

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