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 2022 CTS Scientific Program will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 11:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Nashville, TN as part of the CHEST 2022. A member reception will be held following the CTS program. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

2022 Awardee

The CTS is pleased to announce that Dr. Dina Brooks (McMaster University, Hamilton) is the 2022 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. Brook’s lecture on “Rehabilitation in Individuals with Chronic Lung Disease: More than Exercise!” will be delivered as part of the CTS Scientific Program at CHEST on Monday October 17 at 16:30 – 17:30 CDT in Nashville, TN. Congratulations to Dr. Brooks on this special recognition of her significant contributions to the fields of pulmonary rehabilitation, research and knowledge transfer at the national and international level.


Dina Brooks is the vice-dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and executive director of the School of Rehabilitation Science. She is recognized internationally as a leader in cardiorespiratory rehabilitation and held a Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation and COPD. Dina is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a recipient of the Enid Graham Award, and a recipient of a Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her research on lung disease. She holds the National Sanitorium Association Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitation Research.

Background: The CTS Christie Memorial Lecture was 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 to CTS Honorary Lecture in 2012 and allows attribution to other esteemed individuals whom CTS wishes to recognize in a named lecture.

Past Lecturers

2021 – James Martin
2020 – Roger Goldstein
2019 – Mark FitzGerald
2018 – Douglas Bradley
2017 – Don Sin
2016 – Darcy Marciniuk
2015 – Paul O’Byrne
2014 – Richard Long
2013 – Donald Cockcroft
2012 – Susan Tarlo
2011 – Malcolm Sears
2010 – Jerome Dempsey
2009 – Art Slutsky
2008 – John Remmers
2007 – Peter Warren
2006 – Peter Paré
2005 – David Cotton
2004 – Magdy Younes
2003 – Moira Chan Yeung
2002 – Eliot Phillipson
2001 – Frederick Hargreave
2000 – Clarence Guenter