The program Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis was launched in June 2016. This program and all its components, was developed by RESPIPLUS, a non-profit organization that brings members with an expertise of over 18 years in the field of development of self-management education programs.

These are the  team members set up by RESPIPLUS for developing the program Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis:

  • Dr. Julie Morisset, respirologist specialized in interstitial lung disease, brings her expertise and her research knowledge;
  • Diane Nault, nurse and clinical nursing advisor, contributes with her expertise in education for chronic respiratory diseases;
  • Alexandre Savard, clinical nurse, with ample expertise to help patients suffering from pulmonary fibrosis in Canada;
  • Maria Sedeno, who guided the developments and adaptations of several programs in self-management and behavioral change at the national and international level for the past 12 years;
  • Cassandra Giaccari, brings her expertise in terms of conceptualization and visual art.

At the same time, the program Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis enjoys the invaluable collaboration of the Québec Education in Respiratory Health Network (RQESR), the Quebec Lung Association and other provinces Lung Associations, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation of Canada (CPFF), the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC), as well as several experts and patients at the provincial, national and international level.

Living Well with Pulmonary Fibrosis was possible thanks to funding from our pharmaceutical partners such as Hoffmann-La Roche and Boehringer Ingelheim Canada.