Pediatric Assembly - Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology was originally created in honour of Dr. Victor Chernick, pioneer in the study of pulmonary disease in children. Dr. Chernick's lifetime contributions to child health include: editor of the first textbook in North America devoted to diseases of the chest in children, Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children, editor of Pediatric Pulmonology, and establishment of the Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society. Dr. Chernick established an important research and teaching base for pediatric respirology in Winnipeg, and has over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology recognizes an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of pediatric respirology each year. Any respirologist - or physician in a related specialty - can be nominated for this award.

Terms of Reference

Click here to view the terms of reference of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology 

The Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient is Dr. Dan Hughes (Halifax, NS).  

2015 Vic Chernick Award

The Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipient of the Victor Chernick Award is Dr. Ian MacLusky (Ottawa, ON). Dr. MacLusky is a leading pediatric respirologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

2014 Vic Chernick Award

The Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that the 2014 recipient of the Victor Chernick Award is Dr. Michael Seear (Vancouver, B.C.). Dr. Seear is head of the Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Division of the BC Children's Hospital.

Dr.Michael Seear
Michael Seear

2013 Vic Chernick Award

The Pediatric Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that the 2013 recipient of the Victor Chernick Award is Dr. Jean-Guy Lapierre. Dr. Lapierre is currently a professor of pulmonary medicine in the pediatric department of the University of Montréal’s faculty of medicine.

Jean-Guy Lapierre (left) and Patrick Daignealt

(Dr. Jean-Guy Lapierre, 2013 recipient of the Vic Chernick Award, with Dr. Patrick Daigneault, Chair of the CTS Pediatric Assembly)

The award was presented at the CTS Pediatric Assembly annual meeting in Quebec City on Thursday April 11th at the Canadian Respiratory Conference. Congratulations to Dr. Lapierre!

Click here to read an announcement published in the Canadian Respiratory Journal regarding the 2013 award.

Recipients – Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology

  • 2009 - Victor Chernick
  • 2010 - Allan Coates
  • 2011 - Henry Levinson
  • 2012 - Ian Mitchell
  • 2013 - Jean-Guy Lapierre
  • 2014 - Michael Seear
  • 2015 - Ian MacLusky
  • 2016 - Dan Hughes