To help ensure Thoracic Surgery delivery across Canada is high quality, timely, patient centered, and socially responsible


In its quest to fulfill its mandate and remain true to its vision statement, the committee strives to address clinically relevant topics for recommendations while being well aware of its own limited resources as well as the lack of level one evidence for many of these clinically significant questions. Therefore, we intentionally chose the term “recommendations” and not “guidelines”.

The committee has made a concerted effort to provide best supporting evidence and/or consensus opinion for each set of recommendations in addition to acknowledging the impact of regional and local factors in shaping how these recommendations are implemented. This understanding has informed the individualized format in which each set of recommendations has been presented.

This is a collaborative effort and the committee invites membership to get involved. For more information on becoming involved, you may contact the committee chair at