CATS Vision

Enabling Canadian Thoracic Surgeons to provide the highest level of care to every patient, every time.

CATS Mission 

A collaborative network that promotes excellence in patient centered care, fosters innovation, and enhances quality through education, research and advocacy.

The Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons represents thoracic surgeons in Canada. We provide subspecialty clinical care for patients with a wide range of pleural, mediastinal, esophageal and gastric diseases. Our patients suffer from complex benign and malignant diseases, and our training is therefore very broad. We educate students and residents. Our success in postgraduate surgical education is well known. Canadian trained thoracic surgeons have a world-wide reputation for clinical excellence, and many of our former trainees hold thoracic surgical leadership positions throughout the world. The association is actively involved in clinical and laboratory research. We are also involved in health care planning issues such as thoracic surgical manpower, standards of practice, and delivery of thoracic surgical oncology services.

Canadian Surgical Forum 2021

  • All CSF sessions including industry sponsored symposia are now available for viewing and will be available until December 24, 2021.
  • Please visit the “Session Recordings” and/or “Sponsored Session Recordings” on the CSF virtual platform to access all content that was presented live between September 21 & 24.
  • Please note: Recorded sessions are not accredited and cannot be counted towards CMEs obtained at the CSF.

Future Canadian Surgical Forums

2022- September 15-17, The Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON

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2023- September 21-23, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver & Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC

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2024- September 26-28, RBC Convention Centre & Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, MB