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Trudeau Society of Los Angeles

Trudeau Oval LAThe Trudeau Society of Los Angeles is a network of leading Los Angeles lung health professionals who engage in special lectures led by nationally recognized experts.  The culminating annual meeting, held each spring, is the Samuel J. Sills, M.D. Dinner and Grand Rounds that serve to educate the local medical community on COPD and other respiratory illnesses.  The Samuel J. Sills, M.D. Distinguishing Scholar Program honorarium was established in 1971 by Dr. Sills’ children, Robert Sills and Susan Casamassima, as a tribute to their fathers’ years of dedication and love for education, health care, and research in the field of pulmonary medicine.

The Trudeau Society of Los Angeles is named in honor of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau (1848-1915), the first doctor to develop the sanatorium concept of treating tuberculosis. A tuberculosis survivor, Dr. Trudeau discovered that with rest, fresh air, and a balanced diet, TB patients could completely recover. In 1885, Dr. Trudeau opened the Adirondack Cottage Sanatorium, best known as the “Little Red Cottage,” at Saranac Lake, NY, the first sanatorium for TB patients in the U.S.

In collaboration with BREATHE LA, the Trudeau Society of  Los Angeles sponsors an annual lecture series where researchers in pulmonary diseases and treatments present their latest findings and offers continuing education to medical professionals on a wide range of pulmonary diseases, and promotes a better understanding of pulmonary diseases in an effort to provide the best possible care to the community

For more information, visit the Trudeau Society of Los Angeles website at

Contact Us

5858 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-935-8050
Fax: 323-935-1873

Our Mission

Promoting clean air and healthy lungs through research, education, advocacy and technology.

Our Vision

To protect the breath of life by eliminating the causes of lung disease and reducing the suffering of those afflicted by lung disease.

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