NetWork Events

NetWorks are our special interest groups that focus on particular areas of chest medicine. Below are some event highlights for CHEST 2018.

Donor Lounge

Head into the Donor Lounge to make your donation to The CHEST Foundation.

Date: Sunday, October 7 – Wednesday, October 10
Times: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sun-Tues); 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Wed)
Location: Convention Center – 209

Opening Keynote Sessions

My Journey to Patent-Focused Care and Lessons Learned Along the Way
Speaker: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP
Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
Location: Convention Center – Lila Cockrell Theater

When Generations Connect: Leadership Across Generational Divides
Speaker: Scott Zimmer
Date: Monday, October 8
Time: 8:45 AM -10:00 AM
Location: Convention Center – Lila Cockrell Theater

CHEST Opening Reception

Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Marriott Rivercenter Salon G-M

CHEST Challenge Championship/NetWork Trainee Mixer

This reception is a chance for fellows-in-training to engage with NetWork leadership to discuss involvement and leadership opportunities within the NetWorks and CHEST.

Date: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Marriott Riverwalk Alamo Ballroom AD

CHEST Challenge Championship is sponsored by: Mylan, Inc.

Experience CHEST Presentations

All presentations will take place at Experience CHEST (Booth 221) in the Exhibit Hall

Airways Disorders NetWork Clinical Presentation: Pulmonary Hypertension in Severe COPD
Roxana Sulica, MD
Monday, October 8, 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Airways Disorders NetWork Clinical Presentation: Obese Non-TH2 Asthmatics
Navitha Ramesh, MD, MBBS
Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork Clinical Presentation: New Hypertension Guidelines: Is Better the Enemy of Good?
Richard Dart, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Chest Infections NetWork Clinical Presentation: Bronchiolitis in Children
Shahid Sheikh, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Clinical Presentation: Choosing Spirometric Normal Values
Neil MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 9, 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Clinical Research NetWork Clinical Presentation: Role of FENO in Chronic Cough
Muhammad Adrish, MD, FCCP
Monday, October 8, 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Critical Care NetWork Clinical Presentation: Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation Guidelines: Take Home Points
Daniel Ouellette, MD, FCCP
Monday, October 8, 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Critical Care NetWork Clinical Presentation: Management of Potential Organ Donor in the ICU
Charles Lane, MD
Tuesday, October 9, 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Disaster Response NetWork Clinical Presentation: Disease Outbreaks In Military Bases
Ryan Maves, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 9, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease NetWork Clinical Presentation: Remote Monitoring on Home Ventilators
Lisa Wolfe, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 9, 11:45 PM – 12:00 PM

Interprofessional Team NetWork Clinical Presentation: Most Commonly Missed Billable Codes
Corinne Young, NP-C, MSN, FCCP
David Unkle, APRN-BC, MSN, FCCP
Monday, October 8, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Interprofessional Team NetWork Clinical Presentation: Review of Airway Clearance Devices/Techniques
Mary Hart, RRT, MS, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease NetWork Clinical Presentation: Diagnostic for Imaging in Interstitial Lung Diseases
Roberto Carbone, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork Clinical Presentation: What’s the Latest on Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction
Momen Wahidi, MD, MBA, FCCP
Monday, October 8, 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork and Thoracic Oncology NetWork Clinical Presentation: Biopsy or Biomarker? What Do I Do for My Lung Nodule Patients
Lonny Yarmus, DO, FCCP and Anil Vachani, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Occupational and Environmental Health NetWork Clinical Presentation: Coal Workers Lung Disease
Drew Harris, MD
Monday, October 8, 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Palliative and End-of-Life Care NetWork Clinical Presentation: Physician Moral Distress and the ICU
Benjamin Moses, MD
Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork Clinical Presentation: E-Cigarettes: Kids are getting more than their favorite flavors
Mary Cataletto, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Practice Operations NetWork Clinical Presentation: Coding and Billing in Bronchoscopy
Momen Wahidi, MD, MBA, FCCP
Tuesday, October 9, 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork Clinical Presentation: Pulmonary Evaluation of the Thoracic Oncology Patient
Said Chaaban, MD
Monday, October 8, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Pulmonary Vascular Disease NetWork Clinical Presentation: The Role of Exercise in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Hypertension
Christopher Mullin, MD
Tuesday, October 9, 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Respiratory Care NetWork Clinical Presentation: Hyperoxia – The Hidden Danger
David Bowton, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 9, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Sleep Medicine NetWork Clinical Presentation: Five Practical Things to Know About Pregnancy and OSA Treatment
Eric Espinoza, MD
Monday, October 8, 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Thoracic Oncology NetWork Clinical Presentation: Incidental Lung Nodule
Nichole Tanner, MD, MS, FCCP
Wednesday, October 10, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Transplant NetWork Clinical Presentation: Pregnancy and Transplant
Deborah Jo Levine, MD, MS, FCCP
Monday, October 8, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Women’s Health NetWork Clinical Presentation: Smoking Cessation in Women
Nikita Desai, MD
Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

CHEST 2018 NetWork Featured Sessions and Highlights

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Airway Disorders
Speaker: Monica Kraft, MD, FCCP
Lecture: Innate Immune Mechanisms in Asthma
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Addressing Challenges of Severe Steroid-Dependent Asthma: Beyond the Guidelines
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214C

Non-TH2 Asthma: From New Pathways to Novel Therapies
Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:30 PM
Location: 214D

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Poster and Business Meeting: Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery
Posters: 11497 – Colloids vs. Crystalloids for Post-Operative Resuscitation in Patients Undergoing Off–Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
13123 – The Effect of Treprostinil Dose on Time to All Cause and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Related Hospitalizations
Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
What Happens When the Correct (Right) Ventricle Fails: New Concepts, New Therapies
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:45 PM
Location: 205

Pardon the Interruption: Controversies in Critical Care
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:45 AM
Location: 213AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Chest Infections
Speaker: Holly L. Keyt, MD, BA, FCCP
Lecture: Update on the Use of Inhaled Antibiotics
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:15 AM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Are parapneumonic effusions always so complex?
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 3:30 PM
Location: 214A

Hot Topics in Antimicrobial Stewardship for Respiratory Infections
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:45 PM
Location: 217C

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Poster and Business Meeting: Clinical Pulmonary Medicine
Posters: 13085 – Quality Improvement Project to Reduce COPD Readmission Rate in Medicare Patients Using a Multidisciplinary Protocol-Based Care Plan
12537 – Utility of Bi-level Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) in Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Asthma
Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
COPD 2019
Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:15 PM
Location: 217A

Pulmonary Disorders and Air Travel
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:45 PM
Location: 217A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Poster and Business Meeting: Clinical Research
Posters: 13308 – The Implementation of a Multi-Disciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) in a New York City Teaching Hospital Center
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:30 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Keeping Up with the Joneses: Bringing Novel Research Techniques to Lung Transplant and Disease
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:30 PM
Location: 214A

Advances in Lung Imaging and Quantitative Analysis
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:45 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Critical Care
Speaker: Kevin Proud, MD
Lecture: The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Designing and Implementing a Sepsis Bundle/Response Team in a Large Academic Hospital System
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:15 PM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Refractory Hypoxemia in ARDS: What is new?
Monday, October 8, 2018, 11:00 AM
Location: 213AB

Critical Care Year in Review I
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 217B

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Disaster Response
Speaker: Gloria M. Rodriguez-Vega, MD, FCCP
Lecture: CCM Recovery in Puerto Rico
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:45 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Disaster Preparedness for the Practitioner
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 216AB

Management of the Neuromuscular Patient During Hurricane Harvey: Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:30 PM
Location: 216AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease
Speaker: Jason Ackrivo, MD
Lecture: CO2 Monitoring
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:45 PM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Preparing the Adult Pulmonologist to Care for Pediatric Patients with Neuromuscular Disease
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 216AB

The Four Titration Protocols Your Sleep Lab Needs But Does Not Have
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214D

Margaret Pfrommer Memorial Lecture in Long-term Mechanical Ventilation
Saving Lives… One Ventilator at a Time: Home Mechanical Ventilation in 2018
Speaker: Douglas A. McKim, MD, FCCP
Monday, October 8, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: 217B

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Poster and Business Meeting: Interprofessional Team
Posters: 13108 – Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) in Five US States
11180 – MICU Crisis, Communication, and Skills Workshop: development and evaluation of a mock code training program
Monday, October 08, 2018, 4:30 PM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
ICU Ready: Training Your Novice APP to be a Competent Critical Care Provide
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:15 PM
Location: 213AB

How Well Do You Recognize & Cope W/Moral Distress When Withdrawing Life Sustaining Ventilation
Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 212AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Poster and Business Meeting: Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease
Posters: 14122 – Clinical and Radiological Characterization of Granulomatous Lymphcytic Interstitial Lung Disease
13084 – Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – A Systmatic Review
Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:30 PM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Connective Tissue Associated ILD: Time to Treat
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 214D

Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Diffuse Cystic Lung Diseases
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures
Hybrid: Poster/Lecture
13909 – SPEAR: Study of Patients with Para-Pneumonic Pleural Effusion who Are Re-admitted within 30 days
Speaker: Najib Rahman
Lecture: New Research Areas in Pleural Infection
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Cryobiopsy – Ready for Prime Time?
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:30 PM
Location: 217B

Star Wars, Bronchoscopy, and Lung Nodule Diagnostics: A New Hope
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 213AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Occupational and Environmental Health
Speaker: David N. Weissman, MD, FCCP
Lecture: Update of Flavorings Related Lung Diseases
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 AM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Key Points in Assessing the Role of Environmental Exposures in Lung Diseases
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214C

Respiratory Effects of Large Scale Agribusiness
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 217C

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Speaker: Thomas Nakagawa, MD
Lecture: Brain Death Determination
Monday, October 8, 2018, 11:00 AM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
The Power of Our Words: Cultivating Word Choice in Patient Centered Critical Care
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 217C

How Well Do Your Recognize and Cope with Moral Distress When Withdrawing Life Sustaining Ventilation?
Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 212AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Pediatric Chest Medicine
Speaker: Mary K. Schroth, MD, FCCP
Lecture: Current Management of SMA
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
The Pediatric chain of Survival in a Regional Health System: Resources, Training and Referral
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:45 AM
Location: 216AB

Lung Defense Mechanisms in Cystic Fibrosis
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 214A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Practice Operations
Speakers: Joe Flores, JD (Lawyer), Salim R Surani, MD, MSc, FCCP,  (Moderator),
Social Media Expert (TBA)
Lecture: Physician Liability and Online Media
Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:30 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Login to Telemedicine
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:45 AM
Location: 214C

MACRA. Implementation, Challenges and Solutions (Past, Present and Future)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 216AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation
Speaker: Peter D. Wagner, MD
Lecture: History and Perspective of Gas Exchange Physiology
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Pulmonary Rehab: What You Should Know and Why You Should Have One at Your Institution
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:00 PM
Location: 217A

Physiology of Dyspnea and its Treatment in COPD and Asthma
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:45 AM
Location: 217A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Speaker: Evan Brittain
Lecture: Redefining the Spectrum of Risk in Pulmonary Hypertension
Monday, October 8, 2018, 4:30 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Challenging Cases in WHO Group II Disease: Catheter Based Interventions for Valvular Hear Disease
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:45 PM
Location: 212AB

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Many Faces, Same Disease
Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 210AB

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Poster and Business Meeting: Respiratory Care
Posters: 13339​ -​ Differences in Lung Protective Ventilation Use in Female vs. Male Organ Donors
13515​ ​​-​ Trends in Mechanical Ventilation Mode Selection: A Decade of Data From The Mayo Clinic
Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:15 PM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Reducing Reintubation Risk, State of the Art
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 3:30 PM
Location: 205

Applying Ventilator Graphics to Recognize and Treat Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:45 AM
Location: 214A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Sleep Medicine
Speaker: Nancy A. Collop, MD, FCCP
Lecture: Sleep Medicine Specialists: Past, Present and Future
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 3:30 AM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Disordered Breathing: Does Treatment Make a Difference?
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Location: 212AB

OSA Phenotypes: A Personalized Approach to Treatment of OSA
Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:30 PM
Location: 214A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Thoracic Oncology
Speaker: Catherine R. Sears, MD
Lecture: Biomarker ATS Statement
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 3:30 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Early Stage Lung Cancer- Is Surgery Still Cutting It or Is Radiation Oncology Burning It Out?
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: 217B

The New IASLC Lung Cancer Staging System
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 217A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Transplant
Speaker: Deborah Jo Levine, MD, MS, FCCP
Lecture: AMR Update
Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:15 PM
Location: 214C

NetWork Highlights
Adult ECMO 101: What Your Surgeons Want You to Know
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 205

Common Problems That Are Common After Any Transplant: What the Primary Pulmonary Doctor Needs to Know
Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:30 AM
Location: 217A

NetWork Featured Session
NetWork Featured Session and Business Meeting: Women’s Health
Speaker: TBD
Lecture: Title TBD
Monday, October 8, 2018, 11:00 AM
Location: 214B

NetWork Highlights
Attending a Rapid Response Call in the Obstetrics Ward: What the Intensivist Might Encounter
Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:15 PM
Location: 210AB

Role of Sex Hormones in Lung Disease
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:00 PM
Location: 217B