Congratulations to Dr. James Martin, who has been awarded the CTS 2021 Honorary Lecture Award (formerly known as the Christie Memorial Lecture) in recognition of his significant leadership and scientific contributions to research in the field of asthma and airways remodeling and his work as co-PI of the Canadian Respiratory Research Network.
The lecture is presented as part of the honorary lecture series of the CHEST Conference. The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) is Canada’s national inter-professional specialty society for respirology, first formed in 1958 to address the need for medical education and research in the field of respiratory diseases.
The CTS Honorary Lecture is awarded to recognize exemplary leadership in respiratory research and education in Canada.
Dr. Martin’s lecture on the “Irritant Asthma and Innate Immunity; a Neglected Area” will be delivered “live virtually” on Monday October 18th at 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. CDT as part of the CTS Scientific Program at CHEST. Congratulations to Dr. Martin on this special recognition of his significant contributions to the field of airways research, education and clinical excellence in respiratory medicine!
Dr. Martin graduated with a BSc in physiology and an MB, BCh from University College Cork, Ireland. He received his training in internal medicine at John Hopkins University and in respiratory medicine at McGill University. He subsequently joined the faculty at McGill where he is currently a Professor of Medicine. He directed the Meakins Christie Laboratories at McGill University from October 1993 to October 2008. He is currently chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Center. Dr. Martin has more than 300 publications in the area of asthma, with a particular focus on the use of animal models to explore the pathophysiologic basis of late allergic airway responses and airway remodeling, with a particular focus on airway smooth muscle.