Affiliated Meetings & Special Events 2019-01-15T19:00:07+00:00

Affiliated Meetings & Special Events

The CRC scientific program will be flanked by a variety of affiliated meetings and events. The preliminary schedule will be provided for the interest of those attending as members of the associated assemblies or organizations.

CRC 2019 Special Events:

Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

National Senior Respiratory Fellows Symposium (NSRFS)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 0700 – 1830 | Thursday, April 11, 2019: 0700 – 1215

This annual symposium is a collaborative initiative of Canadian respirology program directors and the CTS to prepare residents from across Canada for the Royal College exam. The NSRFS makes use of a variety of teaching methods to deliver a stimulating educational experience to residents. By co-locating the symposium with the CRC, valuable networking opportunities are created for program directors and residents. For more information, please contact: Banu Pamukcu, CTS Manager, Continuing Professional Development, 613-235-6650, ext. 123 |

Canadian Pediatric Respiratory Fellows’ Day
Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 1800 – 2100 | Thursday, April 11, 2019: 0800 – 1300

The annual Canadian Pediatric Respiratory Fellows’ Day will be held at the CRC as a joint initiative of the CTS Pediatric Assembly and pediatric respirology program directors. The Fellows’ Day has three objectives:

  • To promote continued education and training of Canadian respiratory fellows;
  • To facilitate attendance of trainees at the CRC; and
  • To encourage a forum for the development of research collaboration and interprofessional networking amongst pediatric respirology fellows.

For information, contact the program co-chairs: Dr. Joe Reisman ( or Dr. Connie Yang (

The Lung Association RENASCENT / CIHR – ICRH Trainee Workshop
In partnership with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network and CTS
Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 1300 – 1745, 1900 – 2100 (optional) | Thursday, April 11, 2019: 0800 – 1230

This workshop is open to all trainees and new investigators in the respiratory community. Interactive workshop sessions highlight career development, mentorship, and keys to research success. By co-locating the workshop and CRC, valuable training and networking opportunities are created for all attendees. For more information, please contact: Fatima Kazoun, Manager, National Research Programs, The Lung Association – National Office, 613-569-6411, ext. 262 |

Canadian Respiratory Guideline Methodology and Guideline Development Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019: 1930 – 2130

CTS members and guideline developers are invited to take part in a methodology workshop from 1930 – 2130 that will focus on guideline development methods, the living guideline concept and intrinsic implementability. For more information, please contact: Anne Van Dam, CTS Director, Knowledge Mobilization, 613-235-6650, ext. 125 |

CTS Annual General Meeting – Thursday April 11, 2019: 1230 – 1330

CTS members are invited to take part in CTS’ Annual General Meeting over lunch. The CTS President and Treasurer will present their annual reports and members will vote for a new Executive Committee secretary and ratify appointments to the CTS Board of Directors. There will be ample time for questions and answers and the meeting will conclude in time for members to join the CRC Opening Plenary. Prospective members are also invited to attend to learn more about the CTS. For more information, please contact: Janet Sutherland, CTS Executive Director, 613-235-6650, ext. 120 |

CRHP Assembly Annual Meeting  / CRHP – RESPTREC™ Reception
Thursday, April 11, 2019: 1930 – 2100

The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) assembly will be held immediately after the CRC Opening Reception. All CRHP members are encouraged to attend. After the formal agenda, participants are invited to enjoy a reception presented by CRHP and RESPTREC™ (Respiratory Training and Educator Course) to receive a brief update on RESPTREC™ activities and to mingle with your peers.  For more information, please contact: Linda Kollesh, CTS Administrative Coordinator, 613-235-6650, ext. 124 |

Pediatric Assembly Annual Meeting – Thursday April 11, 2019: 1730 – 2100

All CTS members with an interest in pediatrics are invited to attend the Annual Meeting to be held immediately after the CRC Opening Reception. The Pediatric Assembly Executive will report on activities, present the Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, and members will elect a new Secretary. For more information, contact:  Janet Sutherland, CTS Executive Director, 613-235-6650, ext. 120 |

Co-Developed Symposia
Leading conference sponsors have the opportunity to co-develop accredited symposia with CTS.  Proposed topics and speakers will be approved by the CRC Scientific Committee and posted here in January 2019.

Accredited Simulation Session: 

Pleural Ultrasound: A Hands-On Simulation Course
Saturday April 14 | 1400 – 1600
Chair: Dr. Elaine Dumoulin, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

This innovative concurrent session combines online didactic lectures covering the basics of ultrasound and its clinical use for the practicing respirologist, as well as practical hands-on instruction for the assessment of pleural fluid and lung parenchymal abnormalities such as heart failure, interstitial lung disease, pneumothorax, undifferentiated dyspnea and consolidation.  The online didactic portion will occur before the CRC in order to maximize the hands-on ultrasound scanning sessions.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice scanning using real patients and healthy volunteers.  At the end of this presentation, the participants will understand how ultrasound works and what the evidence is for its use.

Note: This workshop has limited space offered on a first-come, first –served basis, requires pre-registration and is subject to an additional $200 fee for members/$250 fee for non-members.