Education Sessions

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Interdisciplinary Programs
Problem-Based Learning Sessions
NEW! Meet the Professor Sessions
Educational Tracks
Foundation Sessions

New! Plan your daily schedule with help from our Online Planner and CHEST Events App

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Get a first-hand look at new, unpublished science during original investigation presentations, given in slide, poster, or poster discussion format.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 7 – Wednesday, October 10

Attend these programs designed to address clinical issues across the disciplines of the whole chest medicine team. 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.

Sunday, October 7

  • Interstitial Lung Disease: Update on Patient-Centered Management (Supported in part by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Supported by an educational grant from Genentech.)
  • Extinguishing ICU Burnout: An Interactive Session Focusing on Recognizing, Preventing, and Managing Burnout

Monday, October 8

  • Using Technology to Improve Outcomes for Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Challenges in ICU Leadership: Achieving High-Quality, Patient-Centered Care While Managing the Business of Your ICU

Tuesday, October 9

  • A Multidisciplinary, Interactive Case-Based Approach to Pleural Diseases
  • Lung Cancer: 2018 Update in Diagnosis and Management (Supported in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.)

Wednesday, October 10

  • Multidisciplinary Management of Severe Asthma: It Takes a Village! (Supported in part by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.)

Problem-Based Learning Sessions

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 7

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – COPD: Preventing Acute Exacerbation and Readmissions
  • 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Diagnosing Difficult Cases of Interstitial Lung Disease
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Classification of Cough as a Symptom in Adults and Management Algorithms

Monday, October 8

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – New Therapeutic Options for Asthma
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Chest Radiology
  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Choice of Immunosuppressive Agents in Your Patient With ILD
  • 4:30 pm – 5: 30 pm – Pharmacologic Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults

Tuesday, October 9

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Screening for Lung Cancer
  • 8:45 am – 9:45 am – Cryobiopsy for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Best Practices for EBUS Transbronchial Needle Aspiration
  • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm – Lung Cancer Staging and CT Interpretation
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Management of Acute Respiratory Failure

Wednesday, October 10

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy
  • 8:45 am – 9:45 am – Initiating and Managing Home Mechanical Ventilation
  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am – Mild Sleep Apnea: To Treat or Not to Treat

NEW! Meet the Professor Sessions

Discuss hot topics during small group, interactive sessions designed to exercise your critical thinking skills while having one-on-one time with the experts in the field. Additional registration is required. Space is limited to 24 participants per session, so register early.

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Sunday, October 7

  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am – New Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm – Starting Your Own Interventional Pulmonary Training Program

Tuesday, October 9

  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am – Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine

Educational Tracks

Sunday, October 7 – Wednesday, October 10

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

  • The Importance of Fundamentals in the Era of Evolving Novel Therapies for Severe Refractory Asthma
  • Addressing Challenges of Severe Steroid-Dependent Asthma: Beyond the Guidelines
  • Non-Th2 Asthma: From New Pathways to Novel Therapies
  • Difficult Asthma: Difficult Disease or Difficult Patient?
  • What Else Can I Do for My Asthma? A Focus on Advanced Therapies
  • Physiology of Dyspnea and Its Treatment in COPD and Asthma
  • What Else Can I Do for My Asthma? A Focus on Comorbidities
  • Log in to Telemedicine
  • What’s New in Asthma-COPD Overlap?
  • From Conception to Birth: Management of Pulmonary Disease in Pregnancy
  • Challenges in Pediatric Asthma

Supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Chiesi USA, Inc. Supported in part by a scientific and educational grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Supported in part by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline. Supported in part by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

  • Certain Infections Should Preclude Patients With CF From Having Transplantion: A Pro/Con Debate
  • Looking Beyond Pseudomonas: Difficult-to-Treat Infections in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Defense Mechanisms in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Disease, and Impact of Age on Outcomes
  • From Conception to Birth: Management of Pulmonary Disease in Pregnancy
  • Transplant Referrals for the Wards and the Boards: What the Referring Doc Needs to Know
  • Log in to Telemedicine

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

  • COPD 2019
  • Physiology of Dyspnea and Its Treatment in COPD and Asthma
  • Pulmonary Rehab: What You Should Know and Why You Should Have One
  • Peak Inspiratory Flow Rate Should Be Routinely Measured Before Prescribing a Dry Powder Bronchodilator
  • What’s New in Asthma-COPD Overlap?

Supported in part by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Supported in part by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease Management Challenges: A Case-Based Discussion
  • Multidisciplinary Consensus in Diagnostic Dilemmas in ILD: A Case-Based Approach
  • A Multidisciplinary Case-Based Approach to Drug-Induced Lung Disease
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas in Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disease-Associated ILD: Time to Treat
  • Tissue is the Issue: Biopsy Techniques in ILD
  • Interdisclinary Approach: Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Rehab: What You Should Know and Why You Should Have One
  • Cryobiopsy: Ready for Prime Time?
  • Precision Medicine in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Comprehensive Care of the Patient With ILD: The ILD Bundle
  • Managing the Patient With IPF Across the Disease Spectrum: What the Clinician Should Know
  • Symptom Management in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

  • Pulmonary MAC in the Non-Immunocompromised Host: A Heterogeneous Spectrum of Lung Disease
  • Complex Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Cases: An Interactive Case-Based Panel Discussion
  • Looking Beyond Pseudomonas: Difficult-to-Treat Infections in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Patient-Centered Management of Bronchiectasis
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Nabriva Therapeutics, US, Inc.

  • Chronic Antibiotic Use: Promises, Pitfalls, and Information All Chest Physicians Should Know
  • Hot Topics in Antimicrobial Stewardship for Respiratory Infections
  • Overview of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Guidelines: A Critical Care/Chest Infections NetWorks Combined Session
  • Overview of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines: A Critical Care/Chest Infections NetWorks Combined Session
  • Using Evidence-Based Medicine in Team Interventions to Prevent Infections in the ICU
Supported in part by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. Supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • Welcome to the Future: How Precision Medicine Complements Established Standards for Lung Cancer Care
  • Surgery or Radiation for Early Stage Lung Cancer? Assessing Current Success
  • The Smackdown in San Antonio: Debating Heavyweight Topics in the 2018 CHEST Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • Challenges in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging
  • The New IASLC Lung Cancer Staging System (8th Edition)
  • Tissue Needs for Lung Cancer Characterization
  • Pulmonary Nodules: State-of-the-Art Rapid Fire
  • Complications During Lung Cancer Treatment: Diagnosis and Management Considerations
  • Interactive Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board
  • New Tools for Old Problems: Progress in Lung Nodule Management
  • EBUS: What You Need to Know in Your Practice
  • Star Wars, Bronchoscopy, and Lung Nodule Diagnostics: A New Hope
Supported in part by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Supported in part by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Supported in part by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance. Supported in part by an educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. Supported in part by an independent continuing educational grant from Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Operational Issues in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Team Approach
  • Clinical Conundrums in PAH: Three Challenges in Management
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in the Community: What Should I Know, What Should I Do, and When Should I Refer?
  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Tell Me Something I Do Not Know About Pulmonary Hypertension: Updates Since Last Year
  • Controversies in CTEPH: Why Is This So Hard?

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Supported in part by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance. Supported in part by an educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. Supported in part by an independent continuing educational grant from Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Supported in part by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

  • From Conception to Birth: Management of Pulmonary Disease in Pregnancy
  • Difficult Questions in Venous Thromboembolism
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Optimal Use of Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants in 2018
  • Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Embolism: What Would You Do?
  • Controversies in CTEPH: Why Is This So Hard?
  • Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Pro/Con Debate

The Trainee Track

This meeting is for you to expand your clinical knowledge, get hands-on training, and connect with chest medicine leaders. We’re offering more sessions taught by multidisciplinary faculty that will help you optimize the clinical decisions you make.

View the Trainee Track for all trainee-related activities at CHEST 2018!

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.

Monday, October 8

  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – No Money, No Mission: Tips for Getting Your CHEST Foundation Grant Funded
    • CHEST Foundation board members are hosting this session. Come learn tips on how to create a great CHEST Foundation grant application from the grant reviewers themselves.

Wednesday, October 10

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – CHEST Foundation Presentation: Asthma Shared Decision Making Toolkit – Best Practices for Clinicians
    • Join hosts, the Asthma & Allergy Network and the CHEST Foundation, for a walkthrough on our newly created Asthma Shared Decision Making Tool and how to most effectively utilize it in your practice.

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