The New York State Thoracic Society (NYSTS) is a state chapter of the American Thoracic Society representing the state’s chest physicians. Formerly called the New York State Trudeau Society, NYSTS is named after Edward Livingston Trudeau (1845-1915), the first American investigator to culture the tubercle bacillus, which is the causative agent of tuberculosis. Inspired by his own open air cure of tuberculosis, he founded the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium at Saranac Lake in 1884. At the annual NYSTS assembly, a lectureship bears Dr. Trudeau’s name.
The NYSTS organizes a yearly 2 day CME conference hosted on a rotating basis by various New York City area medical centers consisting of lectures by renowned speakers, poster exhibits, and interactive case presentations. The conference fee includes annual society membership dues.The society is also engaged in advocacy efforts in the state capital of Albany and is interested in expanding its role in education of Pulmonary/ Critical Care fellows in the New York City area and beyond.