CHEST 2020 Took Us to New Heights

October 26, 2020 by Katlyn Campbell

Thank you for joining us at CHEST 2020. While we weren’t able to meet in person, we were able to stay connected for a jam-packed meeting full of meaningful information, interactive education, entertainment, and networking in new ways. 

This year we were able to bring you the latest updates in chest medicine while providing opportunities to receive up to 50 CME credits/MOC points throughout the entirety of the meeting. From live sessions to prerecorded content, we had something available for everyone’s busy schedules.  

“Conference has gone incredibly well, which is not always the case with virtual med conferences. You guys have really knocked this one out of the park!”  

– Deep Ramachandran, MBBS, FCCP (@Caduceusblogger)

The highly anticipated keynote session with Dr. Anthony Fauci not only covered the latest updates in the COVID-19 pandemic, but also his appreciation for your hard work treating patients, supporting families, and providing continual education. Some of the top sessions from this meeting revolved around COVID-19, including COVID-19 Vaccines and Prophylaxis, Simulation: Acute Respiratory Failure in COVID-19 Patient, and Antiviral Therapies for COVID-19: Remdesivir and Beyond. 

Gaming education was all the rage during CHEST 2020. For this year’s meeting, CHEST created a gaming experience like never before. CHEST Games offered attendees a virtual escape room, chances to win prizes while competing against colleagues, and new solo and dual player games in the CHEST Player Hub.  

“So much FUN!! Just spent more than half an hour in the Games Arcade.”

– Arabhi Nagasunder, DO, MS (@ANagasunder) 

CHEST 2020 even featured sessions on wellness to help clinicians learn strategies to cope during the pandemic. The Women & Pulmonary Discussion and Networking Event brought together more than 125 attendees to discuss “How to Remain in Control During a Pandemic: Home, Family, and Mental Wellness.” Participants realized they were not alone in their feelings of guilt and inadequacy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Love this INSPIRING Women in Pulmonary Luncheon – what an uplifting community to be a part of!”

– Sarah Jaroudi, MD (@ssjaroudi) 

CHEST 2020 also provided plenty of networking opportunities to keep clinicians connected during the meeting. The meeting chatrooms were used to connect attendees from more than 65 countries. On social media, #CHEST2020 was also a popular way for people to connect and share their virtual meeting experience. See what your colleagues and peers had to say about CHEST 2020: 

#CHEST2020 – Day 1 
#CHEST2020 – Day 2 
#CHEST2020 – Day 3 
#CHEST2020 – Day 4 

Some of our favorite photos shared using #CHEST2020: 

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Photo courtesy of Viren Kaul, MD
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Photo courtesy of Deep Ramachandran, MBBS, FCCP
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Photo courtesy of Roozehra Khan, DO, FCCP
Photo courtesy of Casey Cable, MD, MSc

If CHEST 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we are all in this together.  

“As a trainee, I cannot help but feel connected to something historic. In the midst of a pandemic, our commitment to scientific exchange, educational growth, and clinical advancement still ties us together…virtually!”

– Sankalp Malhotra, MD, PhD (@SankalpMalhotra)

Plus, the learning doesn’t have to end here. Don’t forget—as a registrant you have access to all the CHEST 2020 content until February 1, 2021.  

Save the date! Join us for CHEST 2021, October 24-27.