Protecting Patients Through Wildfire Season: What You Need to Know

Protecting Patients Through Wildfire Season: What You Need to Know
Tuesday May 28, 2024  |  6:30pm – 8:00pm


Join us for this free accredited educational session where highly experienced and knowledgeable medical experts will answer your questions and share their knowledge regarding how to address the potential harms of exposure to wildfire smoke.

Skills Gained

As a result of attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the known and unknown significant health effects of wildfire smoke
  • Identify characteristics that increase susceptibility or vulnerability to health effects
  • Understand and apply strategies to empower and protect patients at risk of exposure

Key Speakers

  • Panelist: Dr. Stephanie Cleland – PhD, MSPH | Legacy for Airway Health Chair in Promotion of Lung Health; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
  • Panelist: Dr. Prabjit Barn – PhD | Environmental Health Scientist, Health Protection, Population & Public Health, Fraser Health
  • Panelist: Dr. Eric Coker – PHD, MS | Senior Scientist, Environmental Health Services, BCCDC
  • Panelist: Dr. Emily Brigham – MD, MHS | Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, UBC
  • Panelist: Dr. Angela Yao – Senior Scientist, Environmental Health Service, BCCDC
  • Panelist: Dr. John Pawlovich – Rural Family Physician; Director, Rural Education Action Plan; Lead, Real-Time Virtual Support, RCCBC
  • Moderator: Dr. Christie Newton – MD, CCFP, FCFP | Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice and Associate Vice President, Health

Connection Details

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email from UBC CPD with connection details. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folders. You should add “” to your safe sender list. If you do not see the connection email please contact
How to Ask Questions

  • The Question & Answer page is OPEN NOW – we encourage you to submit your questions early.
  • Go to and enter the event ID #wildfiresmoke. Or go directly to
  • Type out your question in the ‘type your question’ field and click ‘SEND’. You will see your question posted and you will be able to review questions that others have asked. Your questions can be asked anonymously, just leave your name out when posting your questions.
  • Due to the high volume of questions received during the webinar, please try to avoid asking questions that have already been asked by someone else.
  • Up-vote: feel free to click the thumbs-up icon beside the questions you like as this will move those questions to the top of the queue and will increase the likelihood that they will be asked of the panel.
  • Questions will be reviewed by the moderator and relayed to the presenters before the session and during the Q&A period.
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