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CTS Scientific Program at CHEST

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 2019 CTS Scientific Program will take place place on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. as part of the CHEST 2019 and followed by a CTS member reception from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in New Orleans, LA.

2019 CTS Scientific Program

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Bradley, who delivered the 2018 Honorary Lecture on ‘Sleep Apnea-Cardiovascular Interactions: a Long Journey on a Two Way Street’ at the CTS Scientific Program at CHEST Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. CTS President Dr. Catherine Lemiere presented the award at the conclusion of the lecture on October 8, 2018.

Dr. T. Douglas Bradley completed his medical degree at the University of Alberta in 1978 then went on to complete residency training in Internal Medicine and Respirology at the University of Toronto, and post-graduate research training at the University of Toronto and McGill University. He is Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Respirology of the University of Toronto, and of the Sleep Research Laboratories of the University Health Network Toronto Rehab Institute and Toronto General Hospital. He also holds the Clifford Nordal Chair in Sleep Apnea and Rehabilitation Research and the Godfrey S. Pettit Chair in Respiratory Medicine, and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. His clinical and research work focuses on the relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases, with a particular focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of sleep apnea in patients with heart failure and stroke. He has published over 260 papers and book chapters on sleep apnea and related topics. Dr. Bradley is also a co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of a company, BresoTEC Inc., that has developed a home sleep apnea monitoring device, BresoDX.

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