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OTR – Fall 2017

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Fall 2017 Volume 29 Issue 2


Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: State of the Art in Diagnostic Testing and Therapeutics​ (Read)
David A. Hall, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Dr. Hall is the Director of St. Michael’s Hospital Adult Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinic and the Program Director of the University of Toronto’s Adult Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Sharon Dell


Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: State of the Art in Diagnostic Testing and Therapeutics (Read)
Mei-Ni Belzile & Sharon D Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC
Ms Belzile is a student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dell is a Paediatric Respirologist and Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, and a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.


Grant-In-Aid Awards 2017-2018​
We are pleased to announce the recipients of The Lung Association – Ontario/OTS Grand-In-Aid funding for this year. Pictured: Dr. Sean Gill, Breathe New Life Award recipient


Do you have research updates, new publications or achievements to share? Send your news to ots@lungontario.ca 


Pulmonary Hypertension Conference
Date: October 13th, 2017
Location: Westin Prince Toronto
For more information or to register visit

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


The Lung Association – Ontario / OTS Grant-In-Aid Competition
The 2018-2019 Grant-In-Aid Competition is now open for applications. In Ontario, grants of up to $50,000 are awarded for one year. Registration closes on November 17, 2017 and applications are due by December 8, 2017.
For more information and to download guidelines and application forms, click here.

Breathing as One – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant
The competition is now open for the Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant. Catalyst grants are scalable research studies that can be pilot studies, feasibility studies, translational studies, and novel and innovative approaches. The maximum amount per grant is $30,000 for one year.

The application deadline is November 8, 2017. For more information click here.

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
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Toronto, ON, M3C 0K9
Phone: 416-864-9911
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Email: ots@lungontario.ca