Awards and Honor Lectures

Annual CHEST Awards

David Gutterman

Distinguished Service Award

David Gutterman, MD, FCCP

This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) who has held a CHEST leadership position and has led significant achievements and/or has donated time, leadership, and service to CHEST.

Ghada Bourjeily

College Medalist Award

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP

The College Medalist award is a long-standing CHEST tradition. This award is presented for meritorious service in furthering progress in the field of diseases of the chest. The recipient is usually a clinician, author, teacher, and investigator.

Jean Rice

Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence

Jean Rice

This award honors Alfred Soffer, Master FCCP, Editor in Chief of the journal

CHEST® from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992. Recipients have made significant contributions to CHEST and are often world experts in their fields, have written numerous papers and abstracts, have served as primary investigators, and/or have served as a department editor of CHEST.

Master Fellow Award (Master FCCP)

Masters of CHEST are national or international Fellows of CHEST who have distinguished themselves by attaining professional preeminence. Because of their personal character and leadership; extraordinary contributions to medical research, clinical practice, quality improvement, or medical education; and years of enduring and outstanding service to CHEST, they have advanced chest medicine. The recipient will be recognized at Sunday’s Opening Session.

Early Career Clinician Educator

The Early Career Clinician Educator Award recognizes the achievements of a clinician educator who has already made significant contributions to CHEST educational activities, and is committed to continuing to grow as CHEST faculty. The recipient will be recognized at Sunday’s Opening Session.

Master Clinician Educator Award

The Master Clinician Educator Award recognizes long-term achievements of one clinician educator who has made significant contributions to CHEST activities, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to medical education throughout their career. The recipient will be recognized at Sunday’s Opening Session.

Scientific Abstract Awards

Alfred Soffer Research Awards

Presented abstracts will be judged by session moderators and award recipients will be selected for their outstanding original scientific research. Finalists will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and the quality of their oral presentation. This award is named in honor of Alfred Soffer, MD, Master FCCP, who was Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST® from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992. Two winners will be recognized at CHEST Challenge Tuesday night​.

Young Investigator Awards

Investigators who are enrolled in a training or fellowship program or who have completed a fellowship program within five years prior to CHEST 2018 are eligible for Young Investigator Awards. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and presentation. Recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research. Two winners will be recognized at CHEST Challenge Tuesday night.

Top 5 Poster Awards

Awards will be granted to the finalists presenting the top scientific research posters. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract, the quality of their research, and their oral presentation. Award recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research and will receive a ribbon on-site.​

Honor and Memorial Lectures

Peter Barnes

Edward C. Rosenow III, MD, Master FCCP/Master Teacher Honor Lecture: Accelerated Aging in COPD and Its Comorbidities: Novel Therapeutic Targets

Sunday, October 7
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Peter Barnes, DM, Master FCCP
This endowment recognizes Dr. Edward C. Rosenow, who has promoted the development and training of hundreds of chest physicians during his three decades at the Mayo Clinic. It acknowledges his role of mentoring pulmonary and critical care physicians into CHEST leadership roles, where he has fostered the development of physicians-in-training to improve patient care.
*The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Dennis McCool

Distinguished Scientist Honor Lecture in Cardiopulmonary Physiology: Understanding Diaphragm Performance: The Role of Ultrasound

Sunday, October 7
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

F. Dennis McCool, MD, FCCP
This lecture, established in 1973, is awarded to a well-respected and published original investigator in pulmonary clinical physiology.
*The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Jay Peters

Presidential Honor Lecture: Asthma: Past, Present, and Future

Sunday, October 7
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Jay Peters, MD, FCCP
This award honors an outstanding CHEST faculty member. The current CHEST President selects the recipient based upon their exceptional expertise in a given field.

Richard Casaburi

Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP Memorial Lecture: Recent Developments in Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Long-term Oxygen Therapy: Would Tom Petty Be Pleased?

Monday, October 8
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richard Casaburi, MD, PhD, FCCP
This award honors Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP, who trained hundreds of physicians in COPD, oxygen therapy, and spirometry. This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) known for his or her work in advancing the understanding of COPD pathogenesis and/or treatment and for exceptional mentoring and clinical instruction skills.
*The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Douglas McKim

Margaret Pfrommer Memorial Lecture in Long-term Mechanical Ventilation: Saving Lives: One Ventilator at a Time – HMV in 2018 and Beyond

Monday, October 8
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Douglas McKim, MD, FCCP
This award, established in 1999 by Dr. Eveline Faure and Dr. Allen I. Goldberg, honors their lifelong colleague and friend, Margaret Pfrommer, a polio survivor and patient advocate. It is awarded to a clinician or ventilator-dependent professional or advocate who has advanced mechanical ventilation and fostered partnerships between physicians and patients.
*The Margaret Pfrommer Memorial Lecture in Long-term Mechanical Ventilation is generously supported by International Ventilator Users Network of Post-Polio Health International and the CHEST Foundation.

Kazuhiro Yasufuku

Pasquale Ciaglia Memorial Lecture in Interventional Medicine: Evolution of Endobronchial Ultrasound: From Diagnostics to Therapeutics

Tuesday, October 9
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, PhD, FCCP
This award honors a CHEST member well known for their work in interventional medicine, such as clinical state-of-art innovations, economic impact, invention, interventional critical care, research opportunities, and/or a host of other interesting facets of interventional medicine.
*The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Umberto Meduri

Roger C. Bone Memorial Lecture in Critical Care: Methylprednisolone in ARDS: A Highly Effective Treatment. How it Works, How to Use it

Tuesday, October 9
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

G. Umberto Meduri, MD
Established in 1997 to honor Roger C. Bone, MD, Master FCCP, a leader in critical care, sepsis, and sepsis research. Dr. Bone empowered physicians to communicate with patients and families about end-of-life issues and had significant achievements with CHEST.
*The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.