THE MISSING PIECE IS CTS

CTS membership is open to MDs, DOs, PhDs, RNs with advanced training, RCPs, CPTs, RPTs, PFTs, RPSGTs, and AE-Cs.

Whether you are starting your career or you are a well-established respiratory care/critical care medicine or sleep professional, the California Thoracic Society (CTS) provides unique opportunities that make it easy for you to:

  • make a difference in people's lives,
  • promote lung health and disease prevention,
  • engage in an intellectual challenge,
  • accept a unique opportunity to demonstrate social responsibility,
  • achieve personal satisfaction,
  • add to your CV and career potential, and
  • enjoy recognition with your peers statewide as a new member listed in the CTS newsletter

CTS is the premiere, award-winning state Society. We complement national association endeavors with statewide components that rapidly help lung care partners

  • streamline the search for accurate patient information,
  • efficiently know when and where to react to key state lung care bills or proposed regulations,
  • meet and reconnect with colleagues statewide at the winter Carmel Conference and the May Annual Membership Meetings, and
  • relay emerging pulmonary concerns for possible Committee resolution and dissemination—throughout the state and to nationwide contacts for broad results

WHAT CTS CAN DO FOR YOU

By Angela Wang, MD | CTS Past President

Networking is about making connections, not just about schmoozing or being crudely ambitious. It’s about meeting people who are passionate about pulmonary medicine and patient care. CTS is made up of dynamic individuals who believe that joining a professional society is not just something to be listed on a CV, but provides a means of improving lung health in California. It’s about meeting people who can help you grow professionally and personally.
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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS & DUES

California Thoracic Society Institutional membership operates on a 12-month calendar year that runs July 1st through June 30th of the following year.

California Thoracic Society Individual membership operates on a 12-month cycle that starts when one signs up and ends after twelve full months have passed.

Individual Memberships

Active membership is open to physicians, group physician practices, academic departments, doctoral level scientists, advanced practice clinicians including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, registered nurses, sleep technicians, pharmacists, scientists and other highly qualified health care professionals interested in and supportive of the objectives of the Society.

Active membership is open to physicians, group physician practices, academic departments, doctoral level scientists, advanced practice clinicians including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, registered nurses, sleep technicians, pharmacists, scientists and other highly qualified health care professionals interested in and supportive of the objectives of the Society.

Associate Membership is open to Health Care Professionals in training, fellows, interns, residents in accredited training programs, students (status verified) and clinicians in training.

Active members who have reached the age of 70 and who have retired or active members who have retired because of illness or other exceptional circumstances.

Institutional Memberships

Unlimited Memberships for Faculty/Attending Physicians, Program Directors, associates* and trainees**.

Includes SIX registrations for the 2023 in-person Annual Conference

For trainees** - Includes 50% off registration for the 2023 in-person Annual Conference

*associates include RNs, NPs, PAs, RTs, RCPs
**trainees include graduate students, post doctoral and clinical fellows, residents

Up to 15 individual Memberships for Faculty/Attending Physicians, Program Directors and associates*. Unlimited memberships for trainees**.

Includes THREE registrations for the 2023 in-person Annual Conference

For trainees** - Includes 50% off registration for the 2023 in-person Annual Conference

*associates include RNs, NPs, PAs, RTs, RCPs
**trainees include graduate students, post doctoral and clinical fellows, residents

Up to 6 individuals. (additional individuals at prorated rate)

The California Thoracic Society (CTS) Institutional Membership is for institutions, academic departments or companies committed to partnering with CTS in its mission to improve California lung health and, through education and advocacy, advance the science and practice of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In particular, we are a bridge between academic and community clinicians and scientists. Together with other respiratory care societies in California, we strive to facilitate collaborations in care and research that ensure that patients and their families receive the highest standards of care. We offer a professional home for practitioners who specialize in underserved areas of pulmonary medicine such as pediatric to adult transition of care, adult Cystic Fibrosis, and Pediatric ILD. Our educational activities include annual conferences in Northern and Southern California, workshops, leadership forums and developing and disseminating professional guidelines. Our recent advocacy efforts have focused on public health issues such as climate change, tobacco control and payer policies for access to care issues.
Institutional Members may sponsor faculty members, associates, and graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and residents at their institution outlined by the yearly fee structure below. Each membership year is for 12 months.