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CSPRis a Joint Affiliate of AACVPR, meaning your single dues payment earns you the benefits of both AACVPR and CSPR, as well as AACVPR's membership benefits - free webcasts worth valuable CEs!

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California Society for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The California Society for Pulmonary Rehabilitation (CSPR) is a nonprofit organization, conceived in 1986 and incorporated in 1990 after several years of networking and planning by pulmonary rehabilitation health care professionals in California. The CSPR also welcomes Out-of-State members.

This State Society is comprised of Physicians, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, as well as other health care professionals.

Goals of CSPR:

  • Provide an environment for networking among professionals caring for the complex needs of pulmonary patients.
  • Provide educational opportunities to improve knowledge and skills for clinical practice and research applications.
  • Promote and support guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Promote awareness of pulmonary health and rehabilitation for the patient, community, and health care professional.
  • Work closely with other professional organizations to promote common interests.
  • Nurture development and enhance the professional image of practitioners working with pulmonary patients.
  • Publicize and promote National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week.


Please save the date for our upcoming in person Conference!
"Breath of Renewal: Revitalizing Connections in Pulmonary Rehab"
Date: Friday April 19th, 2024
Location: Lukens Auditorium 
Mercy San Juan Center Carmichael, California 
     Time: 8am-5:30pm                                  Mercy San Juan Medical Center | Sacramento Hospitals | Dignity Health |  Dignity Health
CSPR members: $125.00
Nonmembers: $150.00
Students: $50.00
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Richard Casaburi- Keynote Speaker Virtual PR
Dr. Lisa Brown- Lung Cancer
Dr. Nicholas Kenyon- Asthma/GINA/Biologics
Dr. Brian Morrissey- Bronchiectasis
Dr. Shyam Subramanian- COPD Updates/Eosinophilic COPD
Dr. Kaissa de Boer- ILD updates
Round Table: Billing/Coding and Program Management
This event will provide 7 CEU's
Topics include the latest care with Lung Cancer, Bronchiectasis, Asthma, ILD updates, COPD updates and Virtual Pulmonary Rehab.  Please join us in this one day conference and reconnect with other Pulmonary Rehabilitation professionals.    
CSPR would like to thank our GOLD level sponsors:
Verona Pharma Submits New Drug Application to US FDA for Ensifentrine for  the Maintenance Treatment of COPD      
AstraZeneca | World Economic Forum
Baxter Completes Acquisition of Hillrom | Respiratory Therapy
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