CNRC is the organization that certifies healthcare professionals as Certified Asthma, Respiratory
and Tobacco Educators. There are approximately 3,000 Certified Asthma (CAEs), COPD (CCEs), Respiratory (CREs) and Tobacco (CTEs) Educators across Canada, the United States,
This multidisciplinary group of educators represents a range of healthcare professionals, including: respiratory therapists, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists.
CNRC also offers a credential for healthcare professionals in the US – the Certified COPD
CNRC offers an annual conference for healthcare professionals on respiratory care and education.
The focus of this conference is on asthma, COPD, allergy, smoking cessation and education.
Our next conference will take place virtually November 2nd& 3rd and 9th&10th, 2022.
We will meet again in person November 16th -18th, 2023 in Vancouver, BC.
Respiratory and Tobacco
the lives of
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