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The Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) is the medical section of the Ontario Lung Association (OLA). The mission statement of the Society is:

"To promote respiratory health through medical research and education."
  • To provide scientific and educational advice to the OLA.

  • To assist the OLA in furthering its goals of supporting medical research and conducting community health programs.
  • To facilitate, encourage, and adjudicate clinical, epidemiological, and basic scientific research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disease and the promotion of respiratory health.

  • To support and facilitate continuing medical education into all aspects of respiratory health and disease throughout the province of Ontario.

  • To liaise with the Canadian Thoracic Society and other provincial thoracic societies in the achievement of these common goals.

Executive Committee (2003 - 2004)
Past Chairman:     Dr. Gerard Cox, Hamilton
Chairman:     Dr. Kenneth Willis, Ottawa
Chairman-Elect:     Dr. Diane Lougheed, Kingston

Chair of Education:  

  Dr. Susan Tarlo, Toronto
Chair of Research:     Dr. John Fisher, Kingston

Members at Large:  

  Dr. John Bertley, Toronto
  Dr. Kathleen Ferguson, London
  Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, Kingston
  Dr. Mark Inman, Hamilton
  Dr. Joseph Reisman, Ottawa
  Dr. Jae Won Yang, Toronto

Ex-officio members:


  Mr. Warren Chant
  Dr. Anthony D'Urzo
  Dr. Robin McFadden

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