Choosing the Right Inhaler for your COPD Patients

June 22, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic lung disease, poses significant challenges for patients in Canada, impacting their breathing capacity and reducing their overall quality of life. We will be hosting a webinar with Sonia Bola, a certified respiratory educator on "Choosing the Right Inhaler for your COPD patients." By participating in the webinar, pharmacists will enhance their knowledge on COPD management, enabling them to assess patients' burden of disease, develop personalized action plans, demonstrate proper device usage for management techniques, and stay updated on the process of accessing Special Authority treatment options.

Learning Objectives

After attending the webinar, pharmacists will be better able to:

  • Assess patient burden of disease through medication history and with the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score
  • Discuss the development of a COPD action plan with patients.
  • Gain proficiency in various management techniques by demonstrating proper device usage
  • Understand the new process of accessing Special Authority treatment options

About the Speaker: Sonia Bola

Sonia Bola is a respiratory therapist, certified respiratory educator, and certified tobacco educator. Sonia graduated in 2015 from TRU as a respiratory therapist. She began working in acute care at the University Hospital of Northern BC. She later worked at Ridge Meadows, Eagle Ridge, and Abbotsford regional hospital as an acute care respiratory therapist. After 2 years of acute care, she decided to try out the community and fell in love. She worked at Community Respiratory Services in Fraser Health for 2 years before starting her position at Vancouver General Hospital. Sonia currently works at Vancouver General Hospital in the Lung Centre as the Asthma and COPD Education Coordinator. 

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hour. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

This learning program received a financial support from GSK plc. This event will be moderated by Lawrence Woo, Pharmacy Practice Support Specialist at the BC Pharmacy Association.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.