About the CHEST Annual Meeting

The CHEST Annual Meeting started in 1935 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spearheaded by a tuberculosis patient, CHEST founder Murray Kornfeld, this small gathering of health-care professionals has grown into the premier chest medicine education meeting for clinicians—the CHEST Annual Meeting.

Head to New Orleans this October for CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 for the latest original research, postgraduate courses, interactive case-based discussions, simulation sessions, CHEST Games, and more! CHEST 2019 allows clinician members of the entire health-care team to stay up to date on pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

The meeting is from October 19-23, beginning with half-day and full-day postgraduate courses on Saturday, October 19, continuing on to Sunday’s Opening Session on October 20, and the Exhibit Hall opening Monday through Wednesday.

“By the end of the first day, I knew that not only could I survive the conference, but I would leave gaining far more than I ever imagined.”

– James Simmons, MD

Why attend CHEST 2019?

Meet and learn from other experts.

If you want to meet other peers or learn from more experienced physicians from around the world, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and network in places like the Trainee Recharge Lounge, Donor Lounge, NetWork/Trainee Mixer, and any of our evening receptions. There are also meetings for the different NetWorks that you can attend to meet with like-minded clinicians.

Programs for advanced practice providers (APPs).

CHEST is committed to incorporating and advancing the education of APPs. As we focus around the full health-care team, APPs are eligible for the FCCP program; we offer reduced registration pricing for APPs and include a team-based approach for more relevant teaching.

“This was my first time attending the CHEST Annual Meeting, and I was very impressed with the breadth of the programming and the depth of discussions.”

– Keira A. Cohen, MD

Earn CME/CE credit and ABIM MOC points.

Attendees who participate in the meeting can claim a maximum of 33.5 CME/CE credits and up to 33.5 MOC points.

Have serious fun! 

Don’t forget to check out our most popular and fun events including: the always exciting and energetic CHEST Challenge Competition; the CHEST Foundation Young Professionals Reception, where early-career clinicians can get to know each other in an informal setting; and new this year, is the casino night hosted by CHEST Foundation. There are many lively events that set CHEST 2019 apart from any other medical conference, so bring your whole team and enjoy!

“I left many of the events with the high of a youth returning from summer camp: invigorated, stimulated, and optimistic.”

– Barry Fields, MD

CHEST Annual Meeting also offers:

  • More than 400 sessions
  • Original investigation presentations with new, unpublished science
  • New diagnostic and treatment solutions showcased in the CHEST Exhibit Hall

And much more. Educational programming and a complete list of events will be updated soon. Please check back frequently for new details.