Education Sessions


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View the education sessions available at CHEST 2017.

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Interdisciplinary Programs
Problem-Based Learning Sessions
Educational Tracks
Foundation Sessions

Original Investigations

Get a first-hand look at new, unpublished science during original investigation presentations, given in slide, poster, or poster discussion format.

Global Case Report Posters

Review interesting or unusual cases from around the world, specifically outside of the United States.

Educator Breakout Sessions

Attend for a forum discussion to discuss novel, locally developed educational programs-in-place, highlighting both outcomes and lessons learned.

Affiliate and Medical Student/Resident Case Reports

Don’t miss case reports highlighting interesting, relevant cases, presented by physicians-in-training in slide or poster format.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Sunday, October 29 - Wednesday, Nov 1

Bring your entire care team to attend programs that will address clinical issues across the disciplines. Session speakers will represent each role and present from their respective perspective, so your group can collectively experience practical, relevant updates. Sessions will combine lecture-based, case-based, and hands-on learning opportunities.

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Sunday, October 29

  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • State-of-the-Art Course on Pleural Diseases: Case-Based Approach
  • Using Technology to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Monday, October 30

  • Critical Skills for ICU Directors and Their Leadership Team
  • Interstitial Lung Disease: 2017 Update on Patient-Centered Management
    Supported in part by a restricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lung Cancer: 2017 Update in Diagnosis and Management
    Supported in part by a medical education grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
  • The State of PAH in 2017: An Update on the Science, New Therapies, and the Changing Treatment Algorithm
    Supported by an independent educational program from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Tuesday, October 31

  • Challenges in ICU Management
  • Multidisciplinary Management of Severe Asthma: It Takes a Village
    Supported in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline, and a medical educational program by TEVA Pharmaceuticals.

Wednesday, November 1

  • Enhancing Quality of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs and Integrated COPD Disease Management

Problem-Based Learning Sessions

Sunday, October 29 - Monday, October 30

Discuss real cases during small group, interactive sessions designed to exercise your critical thinking skills. Sessions emphasize implementation of CHEST evidence-based guideline recommendations. Additional registration is required. Space is limited to 24 participants per session, so register early.

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Sunday, October 29

  • Best Practices for EBUS Transbronchial Needle Aspiration
  • Chest Radiology
  • New Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • Problem-Based Learning 2017: Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: CHEST Guideline
  • Update From the CHEST Cough Guidelines

Monday, October 30

  • Biologic based therapy in Asthma - Education for Industry Members
  • CHEST Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • COPD: Preventing Acute Exacerbation and Readmissions
  • COPD: 2017 Update in Diagnosis and Management - Education for Industry Members
  • Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Treatment of Early Stage Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline Update
  • Update on the CHEST Antithrombotic Guidelines

Tuesday, October 31

  • Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement
  • Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation: CHEST/ATS Guideline
  • Pharmacologic Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: CHEST Guideline
  • Severe Asthma
  • Tuberculosis: CTS Guidelines

Wednesday, November 1

  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: CTS Guideline
  • Diagnosis of Asthma in Preschoolers
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation: CTS Guideline
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Driving

Educational Tracks

Sunday, October 29 - Wednesday, November 1

Focus on the areas most relevant to your practice with the new educational tracks offerings. Concentrating on different diseases these tracks feature the latest research and best practices to optimize your patient care in each area.

Supported in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 2017 Update on Pulmonary Issues in Pregnancy- A Case Based Approach
  • Asthma, COPD/Emphysema, ACOS, and ACOS in Non-Smoking Asthmatics
  • Challenging Cases of Asthma Management in Disadvantaged Communities: Recognizing the Importance of the Social Determinants in Difficult-to-Control Asthma Patients
  • Current Challenges in Asthma Management
  • Dial into Telemedicine
  • Mechanical Ventilation Challenges in Status Asthmaticus
  • Paradigms of Multidisciplinary Care
  • Precision in Personalized Asthma Therapy for Your Practice: Why? Who? And How?
  • Recurrent Cough and Wheezing in Infants: Is it Asthma or You?
  • Revisiting the Diagnosis of Asthma
  • Therapy Beyond Inhalers: A Focus on Severe Asthma
  • Treatable Traits in Targeted Therapy for Asthma: The Role of Biomarkers
  • Use of Electronic Tools to Support Asthma Best Practice

Supported in part by an educational program from Chiesi USA, Inc. and a scientific and educational support grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

  • Chronic Lung Disease and Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Complex Care and Communication in Advanced Lung Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis: An Adult Disease?
  • Microbiome and Me
  • Paradigms of Multidisciplinary Care
  • Sex, Babies, and End-Stage Lung Disease

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

  • Asthma, COPD/Emphysema, ACOS, and ACOS in Non-Smoking Asthmatics
  • COPD 2018
  • COPD Readmissions Reduction: A team Based Approach
  • Dial into Telemedicine
  • GOLD COPD- 2017 Report: What’s New?
  • Paradigms of Multidisciplinary Care
  • Pharmacotherapy in COPD: Clinical Uncertainties

Supported in part by an educational grant from Insmed Incorporated.

  • Bronchiectasis: Addressing Patient Priorities
  • Complex Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Cases
  • Emerging Infectious Agents of Importance to Chest Physicians
  • Infection Control in Pulmonary/Critical care: Friend or Foe
  • Microbiome and Me
  • Overview of VAP Guidelines
  • Radiologic and Pathologic Correlations in Fungal and Parasitic Lung Disease
  • The Challenge of Latent TB: Is it Really That Important?


Supported in part by a restricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Beyond Diagnosis: A Health-care Team-based Approach to Living and Dying with Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Chronic Lung Disease and Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of IPF in 2017
  • Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases: Let’s Review Cases
  • Future State of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Multidisciplinary Consensus in Diagnostic Dilemmas in Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case-Based Approach

Supported in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and an educational grant from Takeda Oncology.

  • Adventures in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging
  • Complex Care and Communication in Advanced Lung Disease
  • Complications of Lung Cancer Treatment: Role of the Pulmonologist
  • Controversies in EBUS: Much Ado About Nothing?
  • Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: Everything a Pulmonologist Needs to Know
  • Innovations in Bronchoscopy
  • Interactive Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board
  • Lung Cancer Screening Style Points: Selecting the Right Patients for Screening and Guiding Them Through the Journey
  • Multidisciplinary Approach for Management of Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Toxicities of New Chemotherapeutic and Biological Drugs Used in the Treatment of Cancer
  • The Chest Lung Cancer Screening Guideline Update: Evidence Based and Recommendations
  • The New IASLC Lung Cancer Staging System
  • Tissue Acquisition, Expanded Molecular and Immunologic Testing in Lung Cancer: What the Chest Physician Needs to Know
  • What’s New in IP?- A Review by Your Canadian IP Colleagues

Foundation Sessions

The CHEST Foundation wants to help your practice by empowering your patients to become more active in their care and by helping to fund your research. Find out more about how the foundation’s resources can assist you with these informative sessions.

Sunday, October 29

  • CHEST Foundation Presentation: Severe Asthma Care at its Best: Shared Decision Making
  • No Money, No Mission: Tips for Getting Your CHEST Foundation Grant Funded

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