Through our medical societies, the Canadian Thoracic Society and the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals, we help strengthen our research capacity and move knowledge into practice so that Canadians can benefit more quickly from the latest research on respiratory diseases.
- The Canadian Thoracic Society is our medical society
- The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals is our health professional group. The CRHP welcomes nurses, nurse practitioners, cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and others who work in lung health.
We provide health professionals with access to training on best practices in chronic lung disease diagnosis, care and management and lend our support to local and regional lung health education and professional workshop initiatives. We develop and encourage the implementation of clinical practice guidelines for respiratory care.
Together, we fund research and provide educational and training opportunities for doctors and health professionals to increase their knowledge and skills in treating lung diseases.