Every year CHEST accepts submissions for original research abstracts to be presented at our annual meeting. Jason Ackrivo, MD, was chosen to present his abstract at our CHEST 2017 meeting in Toronto, as well as receive the Young Investigator Award. He also had the opportunity to present his abstract in Sydney, Australia, for the APSR (Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology) meeting. We followed up with Dr. Ackrivo and had him share his experience. [Read more…] about Experience of a Young Investigator – Jason Ackrivo, MD
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
There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, especially when it benefits the chest medicine community and supports the CHEST Foundation. The CHEST Foundation’s mission is to champion lung health by supporting clinical research grants, community service grants, and patient education. You can help! Let your competitive side push through when you support your NetWork in the 2016 NetWorks Challenge. Take a look at our infographic below to learn how you can play and how you can win BIG! [Read more…] about Be Part of the Biggest Competition at CHEST 2016: NetWorks Challenge