The Canadian Lung Association collaborates with the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) to help strengthen our research capacity and move knowledge into practice so that Canadians can benefit more quickly from the latest research on respiratory diseases. Up until its incorporation as a distinct legal entity in 2015, the CTS served as the medical section of The Lung Association and remains a strong collaborating partner.
The CTS is Canada’s national specialty society and professional association for respirology bringing together adult and pediatric lung specialists, physicians, research scientists and healthcare professionals. The CTS promotes lung health by advancing knowledge and improving outcomes through leadership, collaboration, research, education and advocacy, and promoting the best respiratory practices in Canada. For more information, visit www.cts-sct.ca.
CTS provides health professionals with access to training on best practices in chronic lung disease diagnosis, care and management and lends support to local and regional lung health education and professional workshop initiatives. CTS develops and encourage the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for respiratory care.
The Canadian Lung Association is a collaborating partner in the Canadian Respiratory Conference which is the CTS’ annual scientific meeting.