Welcome to The Big Easy! A Letter From the CHEST 2019 Chair
New Orleans is known for its relaxed, welcoming attitude; remarkable history and culture; and amazing food and entertainment. CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 is delivering all the education and experiences you need to optimize patient care. This year may be our biggest year yet! We’ve had the most educational sessions ever proposed, covering all aspects of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, and 40% more scientific abstracts and cases submitted than last year. In addition to covering the science and art of managing the core medical conditions, there will be specialized tracks for your particular interests and phase of career and all [Read more...]
See CHEST 2018 in Photos
Thank you to everyone for making CHEST 2018 a success! Catch up or re-live the meeting through these photos. We’ll see you next year at CHEST 2019 in New Orleans. See the photos!>>
Overcoming Challenges for Women in Medicine
When Roozehra Khan, DO, FCCP, received an email from CHEST about applying for a section editor position for the journal CHEST®, she was hesitant to apply for the position at first because she only met a few of the skill requirements. But, she applied anyway and got the job because of the potential the employer saw in her.
CHEST 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP
CHEST 2018 speaker Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP, loves visiting climbing gyms in other cities. Find out more about him in this spotlight. SESSIONS: Thoracic Ultrasonography for the Pulmonary Consultant on Tuesday, Echocardiography for Rapid Assessment of Hemodynamic Failure on Tuesday and Wednesday, Rapid Fire Ultrasound on Wednesday Please summarize your session in a tweet: Ultrasound!
San Antonio’s Tex-Mex Evolves Into ‘Tex-Next’ Culinary Landscape
San Antonio—home of the puffy taco—has historically been known for its Tex-Mex cuisine. That Mexican-American fusion still dominates the city’s culinary landscape, but a new generation of modern cuisine, known as “Tex-Next,” has made its way to this Southwest city. San Antonio’s recent UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation recognizes the diverse, creative boom of locally-inspired restaurants. We’ve rounded of some San Antonio favorites and highlighted some new and noteworthy places to try.
CHEST 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Chris Carroll, MD, FCCP
Chris Carroll, MD, FCCP, will be speaking at the session No Money, No Mission: Tips for Getting Your CHEST Foundation Grant Funded on Monday. Read about who has had the biggest impact on his professional life and his most memorable career moment. SESSION: No Money, No Mission: Tips for Getting Your CHEST Foundation Grant Funded on Monday Please summarize your session in a tweet: Got an idea for a research study or community service project? Come to our session “No Money, No Mission” on Monday 3:15-4:15pm in 213AB to learn how the #CHESTFoundation can fund you!
San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebrates the Past and Looks to the Future
San Antonio is remembering the Alamo and the rest of its 300-year-old storied history with celebrations throughout 2018. Its tricentennial festivities are a way to commemorate the city’s confluence of cultures and to reflect on the past and build the future. Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) was the city’s first settlement in 1718, and in 1836, it was the location for a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution.
CHEST Keynote: Reflections of a Lifetime Practicing Chest Medicine
Dr. Richard Irwin, the Editor in Chief for the journal CHEST®, and Chair of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Department of Critical Care, has observed the way patient-focused care has evolved through the years. He will be speaking on this topic at the CHEST 2018 opening session on Sunday, October 7.
CHEST Keynote to Bridge the Gap Between Generations
Scott Zimmer, a product of Generation X, went through college with a passion for public speaking as well as a deep interest in the generational divide. Zimmer graduated with a BA in mass communications in 2000 and went on to begin his public speaking career from there. When guest speaking for a company called BridgeWorks, Zimmer discovered that he had found a place that really highlighted his interests, and he made it a goal to one day join their team. After a long while of following BridgeWorks on LinkedIn and other social media sites, an opening came up, and [Read more...]
The First of Many Enlightening Encounters With CHEST
As the car sped down the highway, I saw for the first time the famous CN Tower of Toronto in the distance. My naivety regarding Toronto’s downtown geography would not last long, nor would my streak of having never attended a medical conference. I would be spending 5 enlightening and busy days at that tower’s feet, racing from event to event at the 2017 CHEST Annual Meeting. It would be a trip of many firsts, thanks to the help of the Diversity Travel Grant provided by the CHEST Foundation, and it was certainly memorable and life changing for many [Read more...]
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