Affiliated Organisations

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand has official affiliations with the following organisations:

Lung Foundation Australia (LFA)

LFA is the only patient advocacy body in Australia that deals with all lung disease conditions, Lung Foundation Australia is a national first point-of-call for patients, their families, carers, health professionals and the community. TSANZ works cooperatively with Lung Foundation Australia on a range of research and clinical resource projects.For more information please visit www.lungfoundation.com.au.

Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS) Inc


Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS) Inc. was formed in 1980 to serve the professional needs of scientists and technologists employed in clinical respiratory function laboratories. The members of the ANZSRS Inc. are drawn from all regions of Australia and New Zealand.

TSANZ financial members who are also financial members of ANZSRS currently enjoy a 25% reduction on their TSANZ fees.

Each year the ANZSRS Inc. organises a two-day scientific meeting comprising presentations of research work performed by its members, invited lectures and educational sessions. It also includes joint sessions with the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.

For more information please visit: www.anzsrs.org.au.

Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR)


The Asian Pacific Society of Respirology was established in 1986. The objectives of the Society are the advancement and promotion of knowledge of the respiratory system in health and disease. It strives to encourage research, improve clinical practice through teaching, increase awareness of health problems in the area and promote the exchange of knowledge among respirologists in the Asia Pacific region.

All TSANZ financial members are also by default members of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology and are entitled to access to the Respirology Journal online for free.

For more information please visit www.apsresp.org

Lung Health Alliance

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand is an official member of The Lung Health Alliance.

The Lung Health Alliance is a collective of national respiratory not-for-profit organisations working together to improve the lung health of individuals and communities in Australia and to contribute to the global effort for lung health. The following organisations are members of the Alliance: Asthma Australia, Australian Respiratory Council, Cystic Fibrosis Australia, National Asthma Council Australia, The Australian Lung Foundation, The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Alliance activities will be managed and monitored by the Lung Health Alliance Chief Executive Officers’ Group in accordance with the Operational Brief of the Group.

The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma

The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma brings together researchers from universities and hospitals across Australia. Leading researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers are joining with stakeholders, patients and carers to improve the diagnosis, management and treatment of severe asthma. The Centre is developing innovative approaches to understand why severe asthma occurs, developing tools and programmes to improve disease management and improving access to new therapies. The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma is funded by the NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence program, from 2014-2019.

For more information please visit: http://www.severeasthma.org.au/