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Our research

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The Lung Association funds world-class medical research in Canada to find treatments - and ultimately a cure - for lung diseases. Through the Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals, we help doctors and allied health professionals set the highest standards in patient care, and continue to expand their knowledge about lung diseases and treatments.

For 2012-2013, The Lung Association is once again upholding its commitment to supporting research excellence through Research Grants, Fellowships and Team Grants.

Read a complete listing of the 2012-2013 Research Award recipients

Commitment to shape Canada's Respiratory Research

The National Respiratory Research Strategy represents an exciting and ambitious plan to strengthen lung research in Canada, and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by lung disease. The Canadian Lung Association in partnership with the Canadian Thoracic Society and the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals have committed to a national campaign to bolster and elevate respiratory research in Canada. The campaign aims to raise 10 million dollars over the next five years to enable the research strategy.

The National Respiratory Research Strategy

A national steering committee has been struck to guide the development and implementation of the strategy.

The national respiratory research strategy has three pillars:

  1. A National Training Program that will build research capacity and create a fertile environment for respiratory research excellence and innovation.
  2. A National Granting Program to support research projects, including a strategic research fund to support multidisciplinary and strategic research, and
  3. An Integrated Knowledge Translation Strategy that uses evidence-based research to inform advocacy, program planning and service delivery efforts across the continuum of care.

National Respiratory Research Strategy: Overview