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OTS Membership

Membership in the Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) is open to physicians and researchers with an interest in respiratory medicine, including residents and fellows in training.

Become a Member

You can register for and manage your OTS membership through The Lung Association membership portal.

 

Manage Your Membership

Existing OTS members can log in to the member portal to register for events, update their contact information, and renew their membership. Link will open in a new page. 

 

Benefits of OTS membership include:

  • Networking opportunities, access to leaders in the industry and opportunities to meet others in the field of respiratory care
  • Eligibility to apply for OTS Grant-In-Aid funding
  • Reduced registration fees for Canada’s largest respiratory conference, Better Breathing
  • Receipt of the Ontario Thoracic Reviews, featuring detailed articles on clinical and scientific topics from subject experts
  • The ability to advocate, with and through the Lung Association, for provincial legislative reform to improve lung health
  • Facilitate and guide continuing medical education in the field of respiratory health and disease through involvement in program development, publications and education committees
  • Advance notice of registration for OTS-sponsored continuing medical education events

Membership Levels

Active Membership
Active membership is open to physicians and researchers with an interest in respiratory medicine who hold a medical degree (MD) or a PhD degree. This category includes adult and pediatric respirologists, thoracic surgeons, internists and academic researchers as well as other specialists and physicians. Active members pay an annual due, are entitled to one vote at the annual meeting of the society and are eligible to hold office.
Dues: $95.00

Retired Membership
Retired members receive a 50 per cent discount on Active membership dues. This category is open to individuals with an interest in respiratory medicine who hold a medical degree or a PhD. Retired members pay an annual due, are entitled to one vote at the annual meeting of the society and are eligible to hold office.
Dues: $42.50

Associate Membership
Associate Membership is open to residents, fellows or graduate students undertaking their studies in the medical or allied health sciences (including adult and pediatric respirology programs). Associate members are not required to pay dues, and may not vote or hold office, but otherwise enjoy all the privileges of membership.
Dues: $0.00

Honorary Membership
Honorary Members receive a lifetime membership to the OTS through nomination from the OTS Executive Committee. Honorary Membership is awarded to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to respiratory health in Ontario. Contributions may have come through patient care, exemplary teaching, innovative research or distinguished service to The Lung Association, the OTS or the community. Honorary Life members are not required to pay dues but enjoy all the privileges of membership.
Dues: $0.00