About Us

Our Mission

Our CHS mission is to lead and influence the practice of hematology in Canada through being a recognized and valued voice of the Canadian hematology community.

In part, our mission is achieved by promoting education through continuing medical education, continuing health education, and education at the annual meeting as well as fulfilling some of the maintenance of certification requirements. Our mission is further achieved by the advancement of young scientists, clinicians and investigators.

Our Mission

The mission of the Canadian Hematology Society is to lead and influence the practice of hematology in Canada through being a recognized and valued voice of the Canadian hematology community.

In part, this mission is achieved by the promotion of education both through continuing medical education, continuing health education, and education at the annual meeting as well as fulfilling some of the MOCOMP requirements.

The mission is further achieved by promotion of young scientists, clinicians and investigators.

Our History

The first annual meeting of the Society was held in the Richelieu Room of the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on the 20th of January 1971, with fifty-six members present.

The draft bylaws were presented by the executive and approved.

R. Kennedy Smiley was appointed as the first president with Al Cousineau as vice president, W. Corbett as secretary treasurer.

Who We Are

The CHS is a professional association founded in 1971, whose membership includes most of the hematologists in Canada.

Our main goals are to maintain the integrity and vitality of the specialty of hematology, by participating with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in designing training programs for our successors, encouraging and rewarding scholarly research, and providing a forum for communication and mutual support for all of our colleagues in both community and academic settings.

Our Goals

Our main goals are to maintain the integrity and vitality of the specialty of hematology, by participating with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in designing training programs for our successors, encouraging and rewarding scholarly research, and providing a forum for communication and mutual support for all of our colleagues in community and academic settings.