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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. Mark FitzGerald, who delivered the 2019 Honorary Lecture on ‘The evolution of asthma care: a 30-year perspective’ at the CTS Scientific Program at CHEST Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Dr. John Granton, CTS President and Dr. François Maltais, Chair of CTS Program at CHEST presented the award at the conclusion of the lecture on October 21, 2019.

Dr. J. Mark FitzGerald graduated from medical school at the University College Dublin in 1978. After training in Internal Medicine in Ireland he worked as a general internist in Lesotho, Southern Africa for two year. He subsequently completed post-graduate training in Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University before accepting a position on Faculty at McMaster University in 1987. In 1989, he moved to the University of British Columbia. Dr. FitzGerald is the director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health at the Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute. He is a former Head of the Respiratory Medicine Divisions at both UBC and Vancouver General Hospital and current co -Director of the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Health. He currently is a respiratory physician at The Lung Centre, Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. FitzGerald is past Chair and an ongoing current member of both the GINA Science Committee and the GINA Executive. He is a past Chair and member of the CTS Asthma Assembly. He is past President of the Canadian Thoracic Society. He has published over 500 peer reviewed papers and editorials.

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