Affiliated Meetings & Special Events 2019-03-30T19:21:35+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.

List of 2019 Affiliated Meetings

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 |

Cough Assist Workshop:  Non-Invasive Airway Management (NIVAM)
Presented by CRHP in collaboration with CANVent Respiratory Services, Ottawa
Thursday, April 11, 2019:  8:30 a.m. to noon

A hands-on education workshop for respiratory healthcare professionals to practice mechanical cough assist and lung volume recruitment techniques and their role in secretion clearance. Led by two respiratory therapists from CANVent (Canadian Alternatives in Noninvasive Ventilation) Respiratory Services at the Ottawa Hospital, this workshop will be of interest to respiratory therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and others providing care to patients requiring non-invasive airways management. Registration is limited to ensure a quality hands on experience.  Click here for the Cough Assist Workshop Learning Objectives, or, for more information please contact: Linda Kollesh, CTS Administrative Coordinator, Membership Services, 613-235-6650, ext. 124|

CTS COPD Assembly Annual Meeting (for CTS members only)
Thursday, April 11, 2019:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. –  Click here to register for this meeting.

Alpha-1 Canada – Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 11, 2019:  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Alpha-1 Canada is proud to host a panel discussion to review Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency targeted testing and augmentation therapy: A Canadian Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline featuring CTS members Drs. Kenneth Chapman, Paul Hernandez and Jean Bourbeau. Learn how Alpha-1 Canada and the Alpha-1 Canadian Registry can assist patients and physicians, and hear from Dr. Isra Levy, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Innovation, Canadian Blood Services (or designate) regarding the status of the appeal to have augmentation therapy added to the Canadian Blood Services Plasma Protein Products listing.

CTS Asthma Assembly Annual Meeting (for CTS members only)
Thursday, April 11, 2019:  10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Click here to register for this meeting.

Guideline Development and Methodology Workshop
presented by the CTS Canadian Respiratory Guideline Committee (CRGC)
Thursday, April 11, 2019: 1930 – 2130

CTS members and guideline developers are invited to take part in a methodology and guideline development workshop on Thursday, April 11th from 19:30 to 21:30 at the Westin Ottawa Hotel.  Dr. George Wells, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre will lead a session on applying the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale and assessing risk of bias & quality of non-randomized studies.  Dr. Samir Gupta will review the new standardized CTS guideline development process which includes patient engagement.  Click here to register for this free workshop.

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.  Symposia details are posted in the program as they become available. Please check out the online Scientific Program for session details. 

CF Annual Year in Review
Friday April 12, 2019: 6:30 p.m. (dinner), 7:00 p.m. (program)
Oak Room, Executive Level, Westin Ottawa Hotel
CF Annual is pleased to return to CRC  to share insights and research from 2018. Presentations are developed and presented by an independent group of Canadian CF clinicians who provide context and background, and comment on the impact of new knowledge for CF clinical staff. Check out the 2019 CF Annual Agenda topics and speakers!  All presented content is available online to program participants after the live session.  For more information and to register contact Lida Zeinali at (647) 790-1609 or

Accredited Simulation Session: 

Pleural Ultrasound: A Hands-On Simulation Course
Saturday April 13 | 1400 – 1600
Chair: Dr. Elaine Dumoulin, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

This innovative session scheduled at the conclusion of CRC, 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 as well as the insertion of tunneled pleural catheter on mannequins and will be able to ask questions in regard to the management of these catheter. 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.