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OTR – Spring 2017

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Spring 2017 Volume 29 Issue 1


Medical treatment in pulmonary arterial hypertension: practical approaches​ (Read)
John Granton, MD FRCPC
Dr. Granton is the Head of the Respirology Division at the University Health Network, Sinai Health System and Women’s College Hospital, as well as Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 

Marco Mura MD PHD and Ragdah Hussain Arif MBBS FRCPC


Medical treatment in pulmonary arterial hypertension: practical approaches​ (Read)
Marco Mura, MD, PhD & Ragdah Hussain Arif, MBBS, FRCPC
Dr. Mura is a Staff Respirologist at the London Health Science Centre and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Western University. Dr. Arif is a PGY5 Respirology Fellow at Western University. 

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Cancer Care Ontario’s Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk​
A message from Dr. Gail Darling, Clinical Lead for Cancer Care Ontario’s Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk. (Read)

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Better Breathing Conference 2017 Highlights

The Ontario Thoracic Society began 2017 with a fantastic Better Breathing Conference, featuring an insightful, interactive, educational and occasionally humerous program. (Read)

Breathing Policy Forum
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Topic: Drug Reimbursement – managing costs without compromising health and access
For more information please email Monica at mkocsmaros@lungontario.ca

Better Breathing Conference 2018
Date: Friday, January 26 & Saturday, January 27, 2018
Location: Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto

Have you renewed your OTS membership? 

Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) members include academic and community respirologists and researchers who are local and national leaders in their fields. The society manages a suite of educational and research programs, and works closely with The Lung Association to advocate for lung health initiatives in the province.

The current year OTS membership term is April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

OTS Active membership is open to individuals with a medical degree and scientists holding a PhD or equivalent degree of training. The 2017-2018 fee is $95.00.

The OTS Associate Membership is available to interns, residents or graduate students in medical or allied health science, and to fellows during their period of training. Associate members do not pay fees and may not vote or hold office in the society but enjoy all the benefits of a membership.

To join the OTS or renew your membership for 2017-2018, call The Lung Association – Ontario at (416) 864-9911 ext. 256 or download a printable membership form and fax to the number below.

The Ontario Thoracic Review is an official publication of the Ontario Thoracic Society, a medical section of The Lung Association – Ontario.

Dr. Christopher Li
Dr. Mark Soth

OTS Medical Director:
Dr. Hedy Ginzberg

The Lung Association – Ontario
18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401
Toronto, ON, M3C 0K9
Phone: 416-864-9911
Fax: 416-864-9916
Email: ots@lungontario.ca