CHEST Annual Meeting Program

The CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 will feature new and exciting ways to make your learning, practice, and life easier. We will be implementing a Wellness Room for rest and relaxation, child care options for the busy physician parent, and of course new and easy ways to get your CME/MOC credits. The CHEST annual meeting has had a long standing history of featuring educational topics in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep medicine, but beyond this, we strive to deliver that education in a way that will make lessons learned long lasting and clinically relevant. Some of those educational sessions include: 

Literature Review Sessions

Experts in the area review the top articles of the year in topics ranging from Asthma, Mechanical Ventilation, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pediatric Critical Care, and more. 

Bite-sized Teaching

Rapid fire lectures to give you all the information you need in short, easily digestible bites.

Case-based Discussions

Learn about your area of interest in an interactive case-based format. Discuss with experts on how to diagnose and treat your patients. Respond to questions posed and compare your clinical judgment with your colleagues.


Expert panelists review radiologic images and discuss possible diagnoses

Original Investigations and Case Reports

Researchers present on their scientific abstracts and interesting cases

Pro-Con Debates

Leading authorities debate on controversial topics
Problem-based Learning – Resolve real-world clinical problems during small group, interactive sessions designed to exercise your critical thinking skills


Hands-on procedural learning. 

Games for Augmenting Medical Education (GAMEs)

Educational, interactive, arcade-style games that teach you while you compete for high scores.

Postgraduate Courses

Begin CHEST with a postgraduate course to offer an intensive learning experience. Attendees can select from full- and half- day course tracks.

Keynotes and Honor Lectures

Attend our opening sessions to hear the impactful words of CHEST’s keynote speakers, who will give a new perspective on the importance of team-based care across all fields. Additionally, be sure to attend honor and memorial lectures where chest and critical care medicine professionals will be recognized for their distinguished work.