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Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health

Welcome to the FIRH!

The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) is based out of St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and is affiliated with McMaster University. Clinical, research and educational activities are integrated and largely collaborative within the FIRH. The intent of this institute is to provide optimal patient care through clinical practice, translational research and the training of health care professionals.


5th Frederick E Hargreave Lectureship - November 6, 2017

The 5th Hargreave Lectureship will be held on Monday, November 6th in the Miller Auditorium, 2nd Level of the Juravinski Innovation Tower at at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario. Reception to commence at 5 p.m. in the 2nd Level Lobby and Lecture to commence at 5:30 p.m. Dr Brusselle is a professor of medicine at Ghent University in Belgium and head of the Laboratory for Translational Research of Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases.

5th Frederick E Hargreave Lectureship Announcement


Kiss IPF Goodbye™ Charity Basketball Game - August 29, 2017

On behalf of the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BICL), we would like to invite you to the first ever Kiss IPF Goodbye™ Charity Basketball Game, featuring NBA player and Mississauga native, Nik Stauskas. Several faculty members will be participating in this event.

Every year, an estimated 3,000 Canadians die from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – a progressive lung disease that impacts an estimated 15,000 Canadians; there is no cure.

IPF Charity Basketball Game