CPS - Connecticut Pulmonary Section


CPS - Connecticut Pulmonary Section of the American Lung Association of the Northeast's Medical & Scientific Branch

The Connecticut Trudeau Society was originally formed in 1950 and later became the Connecticut Thoracic Society (CTS). Now with a brand new name, "Connecticut Pulmonary Section," our focus on pulmonary and critical care medicine, sleep and respiratory therapy is as strong as ever.

The CPS provides members with professional education opportunities particularly in the areas of lung research, critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation and sleep disorders. The goal is to promote  excellence in management, prevention and control of lung disease.

The CPS Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions is held in the fall each year and is highly regarded for its quality of educational sessions and is the state’s foremost annual gathering of pulmonary, respiratory care and sleep experts. 

Find out more about the CPS Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

Join the CPS

Health professionals in Connecticut with an interest in lung research, critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation and sleep disorders are invited to join this prestigious community. Ensure access to quality educational activities including the CPS Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.  

Your annual membership is included when you register for the Annual Meeting or you can Join online.

The CPS Executive Committee

  • John McArdle, MD (President)
  • Naseema Merchant, MD (Vice President)
  • Raymond Foley, DO (Past President)
  • Daniel Gerardi, MD (Past President)
  • Connie Dills, MBA, RRT, RPFT
  • Asher Qureshi, MD
  • Setu K. Vora, MD

CPS Sleep Physician Forum

The CPS Sleep Physician Forum is an online group for Connecticut sleep physicians to exchange ideas, cases and questions and discuss issues in the field of sleep medicine.

We expect that this forum will be a foundation on which the Connecticut Pulmonary Section can develop additional educational activities such as sleep-related live meetings, so please join the online group now so that we can easily keep you updated about future activities.  

Already a CPS Sleep Physician Forum Member?  View and post here.

Not already a member? There are two quick and easy ways to join:

1) Simply email your name, credentials (e.g. MD/DO), organization name, job title and email address to medupdates@lungne.org with "CPS Sleep Physician Forum" in the subject line.   Any email address can be provided for receiving forum posts in your inbox, but if you would also like access to the web forum please provide a gmail address.


2) Click here to sign in with your Google account and click "Apply for Membership".

This is a private group open only to Connecticut sleep physicians but your email address/display name will be visible within the group.