CTS Scientific Program at CHEST – Virtual

The CTS Scientific Program is an annual accredited CME event held in conjunction with the CHEST Annual Meeting. The program features lectures and debates delivered by leading Canadian experts in respiratory medicine and research as well as highlighting up and coming faculty.

The 2020 CTS Scientific Program will take place virtually on Monday, October 19, 2020 4:30 p.m. (CDT) as part of the Virtual CHEST 2020.

CTS Honorary Lecture

The scientific program features the CTS Honorary Lecture. The CTS Honorary Lecture (formerly known as the Christie Memorial Lecture) is awarded to recognize exemplary leadership in respiratory research and education in Canada. The lecture is presented as part of the honorary lecture series of the CHEST Conference.

2020 Awardee

The CTS is pleased to announce that Dr. Roger Goldstein (West Park Healthcare Centre, ON) is the 2020 recipient of the CTS Honorary Lecture Award! Nominations for the award were vetted by the CTS Long-term Planing Committee (Past Presidents) and the CTS Executive. Dr. Goldstein’s lecture on “The Magic of Rehabilitation” will be delivered “live” on Monday October 19th at 4:30 p.m. CDT (5:30 p.m. EDT) as part of the CTS Scientific Program at CHEST. Don’t miss the CTS Scientific Program and his lecture! Congratulations to Dr. Goldstein on this special recognition of your contributions to the field of respiratory medicine and research!

Dr. Roger Goldstein is a Professor of Medicine and Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, Director of Respiratory Medicine at West Park Healthcare Centre, Senior Scientist Respiratory Rehabilitation Research and Editor of international textbook on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (August 2020).  Dr. Roger Goldstein is an internationally renowned expert in pulmonary rehabilitation and the management of chronic respiratory diseases. As a medical Specialist, he provides in-patient and out-patient services across the full spectrum of care for individuals who require ongoing mechanical assistance to help them breathe. As a Professor of Medicine and Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, Dr. Goldstein devotes a considerable amount of time to research, teaching and education to locally and internationally trained medical residents and research fellows.

Background:The Christie Memorial Lecture had been created to honour the memory of one of the major leaders in respiratory research and education in Canada – Dr. Ronald Christie. Dr. Christie was an inspiration in the development of modern respiratory medicine in Canada and was renowned as dean and head of the Department of Medicine at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, as well as being a major supporter of the CTS.

The award was renamed in 2012 to CTS Honorary Lecture and allows attribution to other esteemed individuals whom CTS wishes to recognize in a named lecture.

Past Lecturers

2000 – Clarence Guenter
2001 – Frederick Hargreave
2002 – Eliot Phillipson
2003 – Moira Chan Yeung
2004 – Magdy Younes
2005 – David Cotton
2006 –  Peter Paré
2007 – Peter Warren
2008 – John Remmers
2009 – Art Slutsky
2010 – Jerome Dempsey
2011 – Malcolm Sears
2012 – Susan Tarlo
2013 – Donald Cockcroft
2014 – Richard Long
2015 – Paul O’Byrne
2016 – Darcy Marciniuk
2017 – Don Sin
2018 – Douglas Bradley
2019 – Mark FitzGerald