About the CHEST Annual Meeting

 

The CHEST Annual Meeting started in 1935 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spearheaded by a tuberculosis patient, CHEST founder Murray Kornfeld, this small gathering of health-care professionals has grown into the premier chest medicine education meeting for clinicians—the CHEST Annual Meeting.

“Over the past 22 years of my career at CHEST, something that has remained consistent with the CHEST Annual Meeting is its commitment to providing clinical education and information that can be taken away and applied to patient care immediately. Clinical education is the differentiator for CHEST from other organizations, and it's what our members and attendees come for.”

- Steve Welch, CHEST Executive Vice President & CEO

Past Annual Meetings

For those keeping score, Chicago has hosted the annual meeting most frequently with 14 visits, followed by San Francisco with 12 visits.

Group shot from the CHEST Annual Meeting held in Atlantic City in 1947
Group shot from the CHEST Annual Meeting held in Atlantic City in 1947

1935 Albuquerque
1936 Kansas City
1937 Atlantic City
1938 San Francisco
1939 St. Louis
1940 New York
1941 Cleveland
1942 Atlantic City
1943 Chicago
1944 Chicago
1945 Chicago
1946 San Francisco
1947 Atlantic City
1948 Chicago
1949 Atlantic City
1950 San Francisco
1951 Atlantic City
1952 Chicago
1953 New York
1954 San Francisco
1955 Atlantic City
1956 Chicago

Image from a CHEST Annual Meeting FCCP Ceremony from Toronto in 1973
Image from a CHEST Annual Meeting FCCP Ceremony from Toronto in 1973
1957 New York
1958 San Francisco
1959 Atlantic City
1960 Miami Beach
1961 New York
1962 Chicago
1963 Atlantic City
1964 San Francisco
1965 New York
1966 Chicago
1967 Atlantic City
1968 San Francisco
1969 Chicago
1970 Los Angeles
1971 Philadelphia
1972 Denver
1973 Toronto
1974 New Orleans
1975 Anaheim
1976 Atlanta
1977 Las Vegas
1978 Washington, DC
1979 Houston
1980 Boston
1981 San Francisco
Image from CHEST Annual Meeting believed to be from the early 1970s
Image from CHEST Annual Meeting believed to be from the early 1970s
1982 Toronto
1983 Chicago
1984 Dallas
1985 New Orleans
1986 San Francisco
1987 Atlanta
1988 Anaheim
1989 Boston
1990 Toronto
1991 San Francisco
1992 Chicago
1993 Orlando
1994 New Orleans
1995 New York
1996 San Francisco
1997 New Orleans
1998 Toronto
1999 Chicago
2000 San Francisco
2001 Philadelphia
2002 San Diego
2003 Orlando
Run during the CHEST Annual Meeting Run during the 1980s
Run during the CHEST Annual Meeting Run during the 1980s
2004 Seattle
2005 Montréal
2006 Salt Lake City
2007 Chicago
2008 Philadelphia
2009 San Diego
2010 Vancouver
2011 Honolulu
2012 Atlanta
2013 Chicago
2014 Austin
2015 Montréal
2016 Los Angeles
2017 Toronto