Living Longer with COPD (the full perspective)

Living Longer with COPD (the full perspective)

Episode 3: the eXpand Podcast
Dr. François Maltais

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects millions worldwide and takes a heavy toll on those affected. While the challenges posed by this progressive lung condition are undeniable, there is hope and a roadmap to a brighter future for COPD patients.

In this week’s episode of the eXpand Podcast, we’ll explore how pulmonary rehabilitation, technology, and early diagnosis are transforming the landscape of COPD treatment.

Our guest is Dr. François Maltais, Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Director of Respiratory Research at the Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec.

Today you’ll learn:

  • The effectiveness and accessibility of pulmonary rehabilitation
  • The role of technology in democratizing pulmonary rehabilitation
  • The importance of early diagnosis of COPD
  • The role and benefits of multidisciplinary teams in patient care
  • The need for support from the health system to implement pulmonary rehabilitation on a larger scale

Resources to go deeper

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Learn more about COPD:

Living Well With COPD program:

COPD Management courses

COPD Management for Exercise Professionals:

COPD Management for Healthcare Professionals:


This episode was made in collaboration with the Canadian Thoracic Society.

Sponsored by a medical education grant from AstraZeneca, GSK and Roche Canada.

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  • Post published:September 29, 2023
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