Early insights into Canada-wide study of effects of COVID-19
October 2021

CPFF was privileged to host the two co-lead investigators of CANCOV: The Canadian COVID-19 Prospective Cohort Study as presenters of a live webinar on October 15, 2021. The video of the presentation is now available for viewing at any time.


Dr. Angela Cheung and Dr. Margaret Herridge, both with the University Health Network in Toronto, shared early insights from the study on the short and long-term impact of COVID -19 on patients and family caregivers. They also answered several audience questions regarding vaccines and the continuing risk of COVID-19 in vulnerable people, like those with pulmonary fibrosis.

Watch the video or read more about it on our newsletter.

ILD and the COVID-19 vaccines
March 2021

Learn more about ILD and the COVID-19 vaccines: the different types and how they work, their safety and effectiveness, as well as the answers to common questions people living with ILD have about the vaccines.

This University Health Network (UHN) presentation, originally a recorded Zoom session in March 2021, is given by Dr. Shane Shapera, Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program, Toronto General Hospital, UHN.

NOTE: Information about the vaccine roll-out and distribution in this presentation applies to Ontario. Vaccine distribution, priority access, and timelines will differ in other provinces and territories.

Managing PF during COVID-19: What patients need to know and how to cope
May 2020

The CPFF May 11, 2020 webinar offers information and inspiration to help people with PF cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about managing your PF during the COVID pandemic by listening to this one-hour webinar Managing PF during COVID-19: What patients need to know and how to cope.

In the webinar’s first half, a presentation by respirologist Dr. Shane Shapera, Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, discusses what we know and what we don’t know about this new virus; what some of the terminology about the pandemic means; how your immune system reacts to viruses; testing and the use of masks; precautions you can take to keep yourself and others safe; as well as treatments.

The second presentation by Dr. Meena Kalluri, Director, Multidisciplinary ILD Clinic, Alberta Health Services, focuses on how to cope with the fear and isolation during this time of COVID-19 by building resilience and with practical actions you can take now.

Audience questions and answers complete the webinar.

CPFF thanks our sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim for funding this webinar.

Managing PF during COVID-19
April 2020

Listen now to this one-hour webinar “Managing PF during COVID-19”, featuring respirologist Dr. Kolb of McMaster University and Sarah Goodwin, ILD Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, as well as CPFF’s Executive Director Sharon Lee.

You’ll learn more about the virus itself, important precautions you need to take and its impact on PF patients. Ms. Goodwin shares some helpful information about managing your PF in today’s climate of COVID-19, discussing physical activity and pulmonary rehab, mental health and wellbeing and offering some advice for caregivers and family.

CPFF thanks our sponsor Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. for funding this webinar.