Get Your GAME on at CHEST 2017

October 19, 2017 by Vanessa Claude

Take advantage of our arcade style GAMEs (Games Augmenting Medical Education) based on relevant clinical topics available at CHEST 2017. As part of the Simulation Center, GAMEs will be available to experience the complexity of the real world within a simulated environment while improving your medical education. There will be nine arcade style and table games including:


In this game, a standardized foreign body is dropped into a low fidelity simulator by a CHEST staff member who then keeps time. After a brief introductory video from an expert “coach,” the player has up to 7 minutes to find and remove the foreign body using flexible bronchoscopy. Subsequent players then try to bump their competitors off of the leaderboard with faster and faster times.

COPD Whack-a-Doc

Under time pressure, players are presented with three “facts” about COPD diagnosis and/or management. They must “whack” (select) the wrong one. If they do not, or if they do not do so within the time allotted, an alarm sounds and they must try again. After each question, there are explanatory slides to reinforce the critical teaching points. These have been compiled by national expert(s). Many slides include the longitudinal management of patients with chronic or acutely exacerbated COPD.

*Supported in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. and an independent medical education grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Pulmonary Adventures (I, II, & III)

There are three versions of this exciting game. Each consists of several real “unknown” cases representing common or life-threatening scenarios that patients present with to the pulmonologist. First, an image is displayed (chest radiograph, CT scan, or both). The player may then select to receive the patient history and/or get advice from a chest radiologist at that time or move on. Additional information is then provided. Ultimately, players must select the “next best step” in diagnosis or management.

PHingo and PAH Jeopardy

Test your knowledge in Pulmonary Hypertension​ through these interactive screen-based games. PHingo is a fun take on BINGO, and PAH Jeopardy is a computer game adoption of the popular game show Jeopardy®, where you can test your knowledge of PAH.

*Phingo supported in part by an independent education grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

PACMan and Echo Eddy

PACman is the Pulmonary Arterial Catheter Man, an interactive hands-on simulator that allows you to place an actual Swan-Ganz catheter in a simulator and answer questions based on where you are in the insertion process and see how the patient reacts through patient monitoring, fluoroscopy imaging and p-wave monitoring. Come on by and improve your knowledge and skills in PAH. ​

PACMAN Echo Eddy

Echo Eddy is an interactive hands-on simulator that allows you to simulate the echocardiogram procedure used in the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Cases include relevant background information including initial exam, additional images, etc, to aid in the diagnosis of the simulated patient.

*PACMan and Echo Eddy both supported in part by an independent education grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Additionally, there will be two live GAMEs at the meeting this year:

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure is an audience interactive game that will be played during the morning and afternoon breaks in the back of the Exhibit Hall (on the left).  You can​ play against your peers for fun and prizes, such as discounts to the bookstore and even a daily drawing for an iPad®.

*Peer Pressure is part of the Infections Learning Track and is supported in part by an educational grant from Insmed Incorporated. CHEST is providing the game prizes. They are not being provided by the grant supporter.

Nodal Nemesis

Nodal Nemesis

Nodal Nemesis is an interactive, team-based game to be offered at scheduled times throughout the CHEST 2017 Annual Meeting. In this game, teams of three participants on each of two sides, will identify their given image of a white scope bronchoscopy image, a CT scan image, or an EBUS image of a particular airway node. Then, they will race against their competitors to drive robots to the proper place on a giant Airway Nodal Anatomy Map before their competitors are able to do so.

Play GAMEs in the Simulation Center, located in the 800 Level Foyer of the convention center. Please refer to the game schedule for dates and times located in the CHEST Events app. You can access the app through your mobile device, or visit the online program.

*NODAL Nemesis is part of the Lung Cancer Learning Track and is supported in part by a medical education grant from AbbVie Inc., an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and by an educational grant from Takeda Oncology. CHEST is providing the game prizes. They are not being provided by the grant supporter.

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