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The mission of the Society is to promote respiratory health through medical research and education. To this end, the key activities of the OTS are:
Ontario Thoracic Society members include academic and community respirologists and researchers who are local and national leaders in their fields. Together, we help support and develop local, provincial and international standards of care in all areas of respiratory disease.
We provide scientific and educational advice to The Lung Association to assist in its provision of accurate, timely and quality information to lung health professionals, government and the general public.
In our successful collaborative efforts with our partners we have helped develop:
We support and facilitate continuing medical education into all aspects of respiratory health and disease throughout the province of Ontario.
Opportunities for guiding respiratory health education include involvement in the Better Breathing Planning Committee, which develops programming for the Better Breathing Conference, and in the Provider Education Program Steering Committee, which oversees the development of continuing medical education programs for physicians and allied health care professionals. Both the Better Breathing Conference and Provider Education Program workshops offer MOC credits.
The Ontario Thoracic Society works closely with The Lung Association to improve the health of Ontarians. This partnership has allowed us to influence the development of public policy and legislation across a range of areas impacting lung health.
We liaise with the Canadian Thoracic Society, other provincial thoracic societies and community partners to achieve goals of shared importance.