The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is the only health peak body representing a range of professions (medical specialists, scientists, researchers, academics, nurses, physiotherapists, students and others) across various disciplines within the respiratory/sleep medicine field in Australia and New Zealand. It was formed in 1988 by the merger of the Thoracic Society of New Zealand and Thoracic Society of Australia. Today the Society has over 1,700 members.

TSANZ is committed to serving the professional needs of its members by improving knowledge and understanding of lung disease, with the ultimate goals being to prevent respiratory illness through research and health promotion and to improve health care for people with respiratory illness.

As the leaders in lung health, TSANZ promotes the:

  • highest quality and standards of patient care
  • development and application of knowledge about respiratory health and disease
  • highest quality air standards including a tobacco smoke free society and effective regulation of novel nicotine delivery systems
  • collaboration between all national organisations whose objects are to improve the wellbeing of individuals with lung disease and to promote better lung health for the community
  • professional and collegiate needs of the membership



The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

Suite 4, Level 1

760 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, NSW 2067

Tel: +61 (2) 9222 6200

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