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Professional Societies

The Canadian Thoracic Society

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) is Canada’s national inter-professional specialty society for respirology bringing together over 1,000 members representing specialists, physicians, researchers and healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines working in respiratory health.

The CTS was first formed in 1958 when the Canadian Tuberculosis Association, now The Lung Association, recognized the need to establish a medical association to address the problems of medical education and research in the field of tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases.  Up until its incorporation as a distinct legal entity in 2015, the CTS served as the medical section of The Lung Association and remains a strong collaborating partner today.

Annually, the CTS hosts the Canadian Respiratory Conference (CRC). CRC is the premier national educational and scientific meeting for the respiratory community in Canada.

To become a CTS member, visit the CTS membership page for information on benefits and how to join.

The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals

The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) is the multi-disciplinary healthcare professional assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society. CRHP welcomes nurses, respiratory therapists, cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists, pharmacists, and other health professionals working in the respiratory field as well as students.

To become a CRHP member, visit the CRHP membership page for information on benefits and how to join.

Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC)

The Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) is a non-profit organization and registered charity. CNRC, through its Certified Asthma and Respiratory Educators (CAEs and CREs) and member organizations, works to improve the quality of life for Canadians and their families living with respiratory disease by developing, promoting and advocating the highest standards of quality respiratory healthcare and innovative education.