Upcoming Events

Welsh Thoracic Society Meeting

After an extraordinary 3 years, we are delighted to announce the restart of Bi-Annual WTS meetings.

Taking place at Future Inns Hotel Cardiff with an evening meal and Guest Speaker on the Thursday 23rd June at the same venue followed by the meeting itself on the 24th June.

We will follow the traditional format and this meeting is only in-person (face-to-face). We will be limited to 30 people for the dinner and 130 people for the main meeting.

Could we encourage you to submit papers/abstracts as soon as possible, so that we can disseminate the programme at the earliest opportunity and ensure a good meeting; the closing date for paper/abstract presentation reply is 5pm Friday 20th May to allow for final dissemination of the completed programme and enable timely study leave applications to enable more members to attend. For non-Consultants, there will be prizes for the best presentation and best poster on the day and best publication (2020-22).

The programme will follow shortly.

If you could ask people who are interested to please contact the event organiser Ceri Stephens at Respiratory Innovation Wales –

Please contact the event organiser as soon as possible and please send on the link to anyone you think may be unaware of the meeting and wish to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will also be given to the presenters!

Joint Cardiff Chest Federation / Welsh Thoracic Society Spring Meeting

Thursday Evening 21 March 2019


Friday 22 March 2019

Copthorne Hotel, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff. CF5 6DH


Thursday Evening: 21 March 2019
  • 09.00 Welsh Thoracic Society Executive Committee Meeting
  • 09.30 Coffee & Registration
  • 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:05 Welcome ILD Specific Pulmonary Rehabilitation Natalie Murray, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Princes of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Reena McClure, Specialist Physiotherapist, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Questions
  • 10.20 Questions
  • 10.25 VR Technology for Distraction and Motivation Therapy Dr Catherine O’Leary, CF Consultant Psychologist
  • 10.45 Questions
  • 10.50 Rigid Bronchoscopy - An essential service in a tertiary lung cancer centre Dr David Breen, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Director Interventional Respiratory Unit, Galway University Hospitals
  • 11.20 Questions
  • 11.25 Coffee
  • 11.45 Update on Endobronchial Valves Dr Ramsey Sabit, Consultant Respiratory Consultant, C&V UHB
  • 12.15 Question
  • 12.20 ‘Tim Griffiths Memorial Lecture’ Transplantation for the Respiratory Physician Dr Richard Thompson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
  • 12.55 Questions

Addendum: For those delegates staying for the last hour session presented by Dr Simon Barry, refreshments will be served in seminar room, please give your preferred drink option when registering, these will be ordered and delivered to the seminar room for 5.30pm – thank you 

Please take the time to look around the exhibition stands and chat to the Pharmaceutical/Industry company reps, who have kindly supported today’s meeting – without their continued support meetings such as this, would not be possible – thank-you 

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