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

CTS Membership Committee launched a new membership tier in 2015 designed to increase academic faculty membership from the large academic institutions throughout the state. A single institution such as UCSD, for example, can join CTS for a flat rate that includes unlimited faculty and associates or a limited package that includes 10 faculty and fellows of their choosing. UCSF-Fresno was our inaugural institutional member followed by UCSF, Harbor-UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai. New members for 2016 include Stanford and UCLA. 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS & DUES

California Thoracic Society membership operates on a 12-month calendar year that runs January 1 through December 31.

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.

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