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.
Four of FIRH’s very own graduate students have arrived in Guangzhou, China to begin their 4 week long student research exchange in association with the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health.
Researchers at McMaster and Western universities are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma. The method is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for Canadians with severe, poorly controlled asthma.
Dr. Param Nair giving a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2018 in Dubai about the use of MRI for the management of asthma. MRI imaging is one of the Research focuses of the asthma group at FIRH.