Cross Canada Rounds

The Program

Cross Canada Rounds is an educational program started in 1997 by Dr. Sheldon Spier to facilitate learning across different Pediatric Respirology training programs across the country.  The content for rounds is provided by the current fellows in the training programs.  Rounds are currently organized by Dr. Connie Yang at the University of British Columbia with input from the Cross Canada Rounds Advisory Committee which has representation from pediatric respirologists, program directors and trainees from across the country.


  1. Share rare cases with colleagues to increase exposure to different pathology.
  2. Discuss management of these patients so fellows from different programs can  observe the variety of approaches across the country, and assess what is evidence based and what is institutional practice
  3. Provide up to date literature reviews on topics as a method of continuing medical education for participants


Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a Section 1 Group learning accredited activity (1 credit per hour).  Attendance is taken by way of returned evaluation forms and CME certificates are emailed.

This Website

Historical cases are presented in an interactive format.  During its evolution, Cross Canada Rounds has expanded the presentation types to include cases, journal club and pro-con debates and this content will be available on this website.  

Cross Canada Rounds Schedule 2016


Cross Canada Rounds is grateful for the administrative and website support of the Canadian Thoracic Society.  In addition, the web-conferencing for these rounds is made possible by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Canada to the University of British Columbia.  AstraZeneca does not have input into the content of these rounds.

Lastly, these rounds would not be possible without the hard work of the fellows who present the cases and the patients and families who allow their stories to be shared to improve the care of all pediatric respirology patients across the country.

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