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 2021 CTS Scientific Program will take place “virtually” on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 1:30 – 4:15 p.m. CDT as part of the CHEST 2021. The program is comprised of live and on-demand sessions.

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.

2021 Awardee

The CTS is pleased to announce that Dr. James Martin (McGill University, Montreal) is the 2021 recipient of the CTS Honorary Lecture Award! Nominations for the award were vetted by the CTS Long-term Planning Committee (Past Presidents) and the CTS Executive. Dr. Martin’s lecture on the “Irritant Asthma and Innate Immunity; a Neglected Area” will be delivered “live virtually” on Monday October 18th at 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. CDT as part of the CTS Scientific Program at CHEST. Congratulations to Dr. Martin on this special recognition of his significant contributions to the field of airways research, education and clinical excellence in respiratory medicine!

Dr. Martin graduated with a BSc in physiology and an MB, BCh from University College Cork, Ireland. He received his training in internal medicine at John Hopkins University and in respiratory medicine at McGill University. He subsequently joined the faculty at McGill where he is currently a Professor of Medicine. He directed the Meakins Christie Laboratories at McGill University from October 1993 to October 2008. He is currently chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Center. Dr. Martin has more than 300 publications in the area of asthma, with a particular focus on the use of animal models to explore the pathophysiologic basis of late allergic airway responses and airway remodeling, with a particular focus on airway smooth muscle.

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
2020 – Roger Goldstein