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Can Respir J. 2009 May-Jun; 16(3): 71–72.
PMCID: PMC2706669

CTS Announcements


The Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society is pleased to announce the Victor Chernick Award, established in 2009 in honour of Dr Victor Chernick. The first recipient of the Victor Chernick Award is Victor Chernick himself, a pioneer in the study of pulmonary disease in children.

Dr Chernick’s lifetime contributions to child health include being the editor of the first textbook in North America devoted to diseases of the chest in children – Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children, the editor of Pediatric Pulmonology and establishment of the Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS). Dr Chernick established an important research and teaching base for pediatric respirology in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

On an annual basis, the Victor Chernick Award will recognize an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of pediatric respirology.

Congratulations to Dr Chernick!


Once again this year, the annual CTS Scientific Program will be held in conjunction with the American College of Chest Physicians’ ACCP conference.

CTS Scientific Program

November 2–3, 2009

San Diego, California, USA

Program Highlights

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Distinguished Lecture in Respiratory Sciences – Dr James Martin

Airway Remodeling in Asthma: Implications for Disease Severity

Christie Memorial Lecture – Dr Art Slutsky

Mechanical Ventilation: From Vesalius to VILI

The Great Debate – Dr Ken Chapman and Dr Mark Fitzgerald

Canadian Guidelines Discourage the Optimal Management of Asthma

The final program will soon be available on the CTS Web site:


Thank you to all who attended the 2009 Canadian Respiratory Conference (CRC) in Toronto, Ontario, April 23–25 2009. You helped to make the second edition of ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ a great success! CRC 2009 abstracts and proceedings will soon be published in the Canadian Respiratory Journal.


Mark your calendars!

April 29 to May 1, 2010

World Trade Convention Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Have you joined the CTS or renewed your membership for the 2009/2010 year?

If not, please visit, send an e-mail to Lise Dingwell at ac.gnul@ofnistc or call 613-569-6411 ext 270.

Note the many advantages of membership in the CTS:

  • access to research funding;
  • reduced registration fees for the annual ACCP Chest Conference and the annual CRC;
  • 15% reduced membership fees for the European Respiratory Society;
  • collaboration with a national network of respiratory physicians and researchers promoting lung health across Canada;
  • CTS social events at the ACCP and American Thoracic Society conferences;
  • online access to the Canadian Respiratory Journal;
  • educational and practice resources (patient and practice tools, Web site, guidelines, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease slides);
  • participation and leadership opportunities in CTS committees, guideline development and research activities; and
  • e-bulletin

To join or renew your memebership, please visit <>.

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