COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals & the Respiratory Community

CTS Guidance Documents
Our CTS members and experts from across the country are developing position statements to help Canadian physicians optimize management for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The position statements are published in the CTS Canadian Journal of Respiratory Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. They are also available in the CTS Guideline Library.

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What's New:

CTS/CRRN Accredited COVID-19 Webinar Recordings:
(each webinar includes an update from the CRRN Long COVID-19 study or an intro to a CRRN Investigator’s COVID-19 study)
June 16, 2022 – Long-term functional recovery after COVID-19 and implications for rehabilitation by Marla Beauchamp
May 19, 2022 –COVID-19 medication review and case-based conversation
by Tasha Ramsey and Lisa Barrett
April 28, 2022 – Interstitial Lung Disease and COVID-19 by Alison Wong

MASK UP FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE!  Joint Letter from the COVID-19 Respiratory Roundtable – April 2022

UPDATED – CTS/CSRT Position Statement on the Resumption of Pulmonary Function Testing during the COVID-19 pandemicversion 3.0, Published January 2022

CTS-AMMI Canada joint statement promoting dual vaccination against influenza and COVID-19 – December 2021

UPDATED – CTS recommendations for use of face masks by the public – December 2021

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CTS Statement on Salbutamol Inhaler Shortage

The CTS participated in multi-stakeholder meetings with Health Canada to discuss mitigation strategies for an emerging salbutamol inhaler shortage in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CTS Asthma and COPD Assembly Steering Committees developed rapid guidance for Canadian physicians recommending options for Salbutamol MDI substitutions in the event of a shortage.

The pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation and this page will be updated frequently as information becomes available. If you have suggestions for how CTS can best support the respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine community, please contact:  Anne Van Dam at

Find out about what the industry is doing to fight COVID-19 here.


Our amazing CTS Members IN THE NEWS!

December 2021 – Dr. Kim Lavoie:  CTV Montreal News:  Holiday gatherings likely to be complicated this year
December 20, 2021 –
Dr. Samir Gupta:  Toronto Star: Balancing boosters with global vaccine equity: time for Canada to step up
September 26, 2021 –
Dr. Paul Hernandez: CBC Nova Scotia: Mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers



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