STS Subsidiaries

  • About SAPH

    The Saudi Advisory Group for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH) is a non-profit, national group whose executive committee members receive no salary. It is registered and operates under the STS. Its central office is located at STS offices in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Advisory Group for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH) is a medical and research body that is considered as a part of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS) and is devoted to increase the awareness and knowledge of pulmonary vascular diseases (PVD), and to facilitate advances in the treatment of affected people within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    SAPH Objectives

    • To investigate the local incidence, prevalence, and pathobiology of PVD in Saudi Arabia
    • To identify local characteristics of the illness including its morbidity and mortality
    • To develop national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PVD
    • To provide expertise that will address issues related to the education and training of healthcare professionals in the field of PVD
    • To focus on improving the treatment of PVD, by promoting basic and clinical research
    • To promote public awareness through different means including print and electronic media, and public seminars
  • About SINA

    The Saudi Initiative for Asthma (SINA) was created by a group of physicians from Saudi Arabia who are expert in the field of Asthma and working under the umbrella of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). SINA is a non-profit group and its main office is within the STS office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Through a comprehensive approach for asthma, there is an expected increase in the awareness and knowledge in many aspects of the disease including research, education for patients, healthcare workers and public, and creation of links between different parties interested in asthma.

    SINA Mission

    To provide a comprehensive approach for asthma in Saudi Arabia. Such approach should increase the awareness and knowledge in many aspects of the disease including research, education for patients, healthcare workers and public, and creation of links between different parties interested in asthma.

    Function of SINA

    • The SINA group executive committee will choose one member as a leader for each taskforce.
    • The leader of the task force will choose the members of the taskforce responsible for the implementation of its functions outside of the Executive Committee.
    • There is neither a specific number of the taskforces, nor a limited number of members within the task force. Furthermore, the duration of each task force’s term depends on the type of activity entrusted to it.
    • Each leader should provide annual report to the Executive Committee of SINA Group.
  • SLCA Mission

    To collaborate and lead national and international initiatives in lung cancer control including prevention, education, research and promotion of evidence- based practice.

    SLCA Objectives

    Become a regional leader and global participant in the fight against lung cancer and contributor to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

    SLCA Vision

    • Facilitate collaboration among health care professionals and organizations with interest in lung cancer
    • Enhance evidence based practice by the development, dissemination and implementation of guidelines relevant to the region
    • Conduct research projects to help better understand and manage lung cancer in the region
    • Participate in lung cancer control initiatives
    • Conduct educational activities for health care professionals and the public
  • About SPPA

    The Saudi Pediatric Pulmonology Association (SPPA) is a medical and research body that is part of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). The SPPA aims to increase the awareness of pediatric pulmonary disorders, facilitate advances in treatment, and promote research in the field of pediatric pulmonology.

    SPPA Objectives

    • To investigate local incidence of pulmonary disorders in KSA.
    • To identify local characteristics of the illness including its morbidity and mortality.
    • To develop national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric pulmonary disorders.
    • To provide education and training of healthcare professionals in the field of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.
    • To provide educational, training programs in Pediatric Pulmonology for health care professional.
    • To promote public awareness through different means including print and electronic media, and public seminars.
    • To establish local research in pediatric pulmonary medicine.
  • About SAVTE

    The Saudi Association for Venous Thrombo-Embolism (SAVTE) is a medical and research body that is considered as a part of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS) and is devoted to increase the awareness and knowledge of Venous Thrombo-Embolism (VTE), and to facilitate advances in the treatment of affected people, as well as the routine implementation on thrombo- embolism prophylaxis measures among Health Care Providers (HCP) within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    SAVTE Objectives

    • To perform joint multicenter research on the local incidence, prevalence, and pathphysiology of VTE in Saudi Arabia.
    • To identify and investigate the unique characteristics of the illness including its morbidity and mortality.
    • To focus on improving prevention & treatment of VTE, by promoting research, and assisting the development and conduct of clinical trials according to the highest standards for clinical research.
    • To provide expertise to areas with healthcare disparities that will address issues related to the education and training of healthcare professionals in the field of VTE by means of local lectures, workshops, symposia and medical meetings.
    • To disseminate knowledge and information on VTE to educate practicing physicians on the best and updated information by producing a local guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of VTE.
    • To establish effective preventive measures and therapies, accessible to the affected patients using well prepared brochures and other media.
    • To provide consultative services to health agencies and industry regarding advancing the treatment of VTE..
  • About SSMG

    The Saudi Sleep Medicine Group (SSMG) is a medical and research body that is considered as a part of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS) and is devoted to increase the awareness and knowledge of common Sleep Disorders, to facilitate advances in the treatment of affected people within the Kingdom and to promote research in the field of sleep medicine.

    SSMG Objectives

    • To investigate the local incidence, prevalence of OSA in Saudi Arabia.
    • To identify local characteristics of the illness including its morbidity and mortality.
    • To develop national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of OSA.
    • To provide expertise that will address issues related to the education and training of healthcare professionals in the field of Sleep Medicine.
    • To promote public awareness through different means including print and electronic media, and public seminars
    • To establish a fund for research and patients support
  • About SGTS

    We would like to welcome you to the Saudi Group for Thoracic Surgery (SGTS). SGTS is created by a group of Thoracic Surgeons from Saudi Arabia who are expert in the field of Thoracic Surgery and working under the umbrella of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). SGTS is a non-profit group and its main office is within the STS office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SGTS is devoted to increase the awareness and knowledge of Thoracic Surgery and to promote research in the field of Thoracic Surgery.

  • About STIG

    We would like to welcome you to the Saudi Thoracic Imaging Group (STIG) Group. STIG was created by a group of physicians from Saudi Arabia who are expert in the field of Thoracic Imaging and working under the umbrella of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). STIG is a non-profit group and its main office is within the STS office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Through a comprehensive approach for thoracic imaging, there is an expected increase in the awareness and knowledge in many aspects of the disease including research, education for patients, healthcare workers and public, and creation of links between different parties interested in thoracic imaging.

  • About SICA

    The Saudi Intensive Care Association (SICA) was founded in November 2013 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a subsidiary of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). SICA is a non-profit making national association created by a group of multidisciplinary healthcare workers experts on the field of ICU practice to supports and promotes the advancement of knowledge in intensive care medicine, in particular the promotion of the highest standards of multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients and their families through education, research and professional development.

    SICA Mission

    To promote and enhance Critical Care Medicine practice by espousing the philosophy of collaborative multidisciplinary practice, and to promote research, education and patient care in Critical Care Medicine, and to lead the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of critical care services for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    SICA Vision

    An accessible, integrated system of evidenced-based critical care services for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • What is SABRONA?

    SABRONA: Saudi Bronchiectasis Association, a subsidiary group of The Saudi Thoracic Society.

    Introduction to SABRONA

    Bronchiectasis is still an orphan with regard to clinical suspicion, commercial interest, and certainly research activity.

    Recognizing the need for improved care of bronchiectasis, The Saudi Thoracic Society (STS) formed Saudi Bronchiectasis Association Group (SABRONA) to develop a Best Practice Guide for the management of bronchiectasis to optimize the prevention, early diagnosis, and management of the disease in Saudi Arabia.

  • About SGIP

    Saudi Group for Interventional Pulmonology (SGIP) was created by a group of physicians from Saudi Arabia who are expert in the field of Interventional Pulmonology and working under the umbrella of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). SGIP is a non-profit group and its main office is within the STS office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Through a comprehensive approach for Interventional Pulmonology, there is an expected increase in the awareness and knowledge in many aspects including research, education for patients, healthcare workers and public, and creation of links between different parties interested in Interventional Pulmonology.

  • About SAILD

    Saudi Group for Interventional Pulmonology (SGIP) was created by a group of physicians from Saudi Arabia who are expert in the field of Interventional Pulmonology and working under the umbrella of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS). SGIP is a non-profit group and its main office is within the STS office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Through a comprehensive approach for Interventional Pulmonology, there is an expected increase in the awareness and knowledge in many aspects including research, education for patients, healthcare workers and public, and creation of links between different parties interested in Interventional Pulmonology.