The cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in women may seem like a strange topic for the Womens’s Health NetWork featured lecture at CHEST 2016. This is mostly because OSA has historically been considered a disease of obese middle-aged men, and OSA is at least twice more common in men than in women. As a result of this, OSA is perceived as a “men’s disease.” This does not mean that there are no female patients with OSA, and this is a topic that requires further research. [Read more…] about Women’s Health NetWork Featured Lecture Cardiovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women
Every day, companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix are using data to better care for their customers, to personalize ads and recommendations, and ultimately, to make money. They pull any data they can get their hands on and push them through modern machine-learning algorithms to create accurate predictions about future customer behavior.
In medicine, however, we often rely on sleep-deprived providers to cull through an enormous amount of data by hand in order to make decisions, which can lead to errors that can cost patients their lives. The prediction algorithms we do use were often created using modeling techniques developed over 100 years ago and value simplicity over accuracy. In 2016, where EHRs are ubiquitous and false alarms are everywhere, I think we owe it to our patients to develop the most accurate models possible and to use the data we collect on our patients every day. I’m excited for our field to be inspired by what the private sector is doing with data and to develop ways to use real-time information to improve patient care. [Read more…] about NetWork Featured Lecture: Using Big Data to Detect Clinical Deterioration
The most obvious way to get involved in any meeting is to create something. Submitting abstracts and case reports, research projects, pilot studies, and other work is a great way to build your CV, engage your colleagues, and get feedback on your work. For trainees, plan for this early. Submissions are due 6 months beforehand, so put this on your radar and buff up those interesting cases and research ideas and run with them! [Read more…] about Trainees: How Can You Make the Most of the Meeting?
I am a nurse practitioner, and I value the strong support I have from my patient care team, including physicians, respiratory therapists, advance practice providers, and nurses. I am so excited that CHEST has modeled their education to mirror the team environment that I work in every day. CHEST 2015 followed this inclusive approach to education, and it was such a valuable experience for me.
Are you part of the chest medicine patient care team? Here are my top 5 reasons you should consider attending: [Read more…] about Top 5 Reasons Your Whole Patient Care Team Should Attend CHEST 2016
Does your boss need to approve your request to attend CHEST 2016? We’re here to help!
Medical practices are cutting costs, and yet, you need to earn CME and MOC! If you know you’ll have to explain why CHEST 2016 is the best one-stop-shop for your learning, networking, licensure, and credentialing needs, we’ve put together ten talking points to help you win over your boss. [Read more…] about Justify Your Trip to CHEST 2016