The Oregon Thoracic Society is the medical advisory section of the American Lung Association in Oregon and is dedicated to assisting the ALAO in program development and delivery, fundraising, and public education for patients with respiratory diseases. OTS is a recognized chapter of the American Thoracic Society.

Thoracic Society Objectives:

  • Promote collegial interaction among clinicians, other health care providers, and basic scientists concerned with respiratory diseases and critical care medicine.
  • Provide clinicians and other health care providers with current information--including the best current opinions--on the detection, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of respiratory diseases and on current practices of critical care medicine.
  • Promote through grants and publications scholarly investigation into clinical, pathological, epidemiological, and basic science research covering the entire field of respiratory diseases.
  • Hold an annual scientific meeting and sponsor other continuing educational activities to promote postgraduate education in respiratory diseases and critical care.
  • Advise the American Lung Association of Oregon on medical and scientific aspects of its program. Also to support ALAO in its efforts to promote community health.
  • Promulgate practice standards and outcome measures for clinical care of respiratory and critical illnesses.
  • Assist state and county health programs to control and eradicate health problems related to respiratory disease, such as tuberculosis, environmental air pollution, and smoking.

2019-2021 OTS Executive Committee

The OTS is the Medical Section of the American Lung Association of Oregon. It is administered by a Steering Committee, which consists of officers, the ATS Representative Councilor, the immediate past-president, the chairmen of any standing committees, and the ALAO President-Elect. OTS is represented on various committees of the American Lung Association in Oregon with the President serving on its Leadership Council.

President

Erika Moseson, MD

President-Elect

Holly Vanni, MD

Secretary

Karen Wesenberg, MD

Past President

Richard Mularski, MD, MSHS, MCR

CDC Conference Co-Chairs

Matthew Drake, MD

Ryan Clay, MD

ALAO Liaison

Tiffany Belser
Manager | Health Promotions - Oregon

Please let us know any Questions about the Oregon Thoracic Society.

Page last updated: April 21, 2020

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