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Once again this year, the annual Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Scientific Program will be held in conjunction with the American College of Chest Physicians’ CHEST conference.
CTS Scientific Program
November 2–3, 2009
San Diego, California, USA
Monday November 2, 2009
Theme: CIHR Distinguished Lecture
Opening Remarks: Dr Rob McFadden, Program Chair
Moderator: Dr. Peter Liu, Scientific Director, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Airway remodeling in asthma: Implications for disease severity
Dr James Martin
Break – Exhibits
Theme: Annual Christie Memorial Lecture
Moderator: Dr Michel Rouleau
Introduction of Lecturer: To be announced
Dr Art Slutsky – Mechanical Ventilation: From Vesalius to VILI
CTS Annual General Meeting
Tuesday November 3, 2009
Theme: The Great Debate
Moderator: Dr Rob McFadden
Canadian Guidelines Discourage the Optimal Management of Asthma
PRO: Dr Ken Chapman
CON: Dr Mark Fitzgerald
Break – Exhibits
Moderator: Dr Denis O’Donnell
Dr Sharon Dell – Diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD): Are We There Yet?
Dr Liz Tullis – Managing Non-CF Bronchiectasis in the Absence of Evidence
Dr Stephen Field – MAC in Bronchiectasis: Pathogen, Hitchhiker, or Both?
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 be published soon 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?
Note the many advantages of membership in the CTS:
To join or renew your membership, please visit
Canadian Thoracic Society
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 2B5
Telephone: 613-569-6422 ext 270