Call for nominations for the CIHR-ICRH/CTS Distinguished Lecturer in Respiratory Sciences Award

The application form has been updated to include a request that the nominee add their CV.

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) have established an annual Distinguished Lecturer in Respiratory Sciences Award in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of respiratory sciences in Canada. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2017 Canadian Respiratory Conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec where the recipient will give a keynote lecture as part of the scientific program. The Canadian Respiratory Conference is the national educational and scientific meeting of the Canadian Thoracic Society, the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals and the Canadian Lung Association.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of his/her research in Canada and who has contributed to the advancement of respiratory sciences. The individual may have conducted work in any one of a number of respiratory disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems and Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. The nominated candidate’s research should also be in a field of interest to the Canadian Thoracic Society and attendees of the Canadian Respiratory Conference.

The prize consists of a $5,000 cash award in addition to coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the Conference and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to a largely clinical audience.

Please complete the Distinguished Lecturer in Respiratory Sciences Award – Nomination Form [ PDF (93.85 KB) ] and submit it to Laura McQuillan by e-mail at, no later than Monday, October 24, 2016.

Please note that you are entitled to submit only one nomination form per Distinguished Lecturer Award competition. Scientists who have received a Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.


Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee’s research on respiratory sciences in Canada; extent to which the nominee has contributed significantly to the advancement of respiratory sciences in Canada (e.g., important/key research results or findings) over the last ten years.
  2. Relevance/application/impact of nominee’s research to a clinical setting (i.e., translational research; “from bench to bedside”).
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the proposed nominee in the field of respiratory sciences in Canada and internationally.
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