Awards and Honor Lectures

Honor and Memorial Lectures and Annual Awards

Each year, CHEST honors physicians and others who are making significant or meritorious contributions to chest medicine. All honorees are recognized for advancing work in specific areas of chest medicine, mentorship, training, furthering the work of CHEST, and more.  The individuals who are selected for these lectureships have been nominated and selected by their peers.

The 2019 Honor and Memorial Lectures and Annual Awards cover the areas of educators, critical care, cardiopulmonary physiology, interventional medicine, mechanical ventilation, COPD, sarcoidosis, and more.

James Jett, MD, MS, FCCP

Edward C. Rosenow III, MD, Master FCCP/Master Teacher Honor Lecture
Dare We Discuss the Cure for Stage IV Lung Cancer? Next-Generation Sequencing and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Sunday, October 20
10:45 am – 11:45 am

James Jett, MD, MS, FCCP

This endowment recognizes Dr. Edward C. Rosenow, who has promoted the development and training of hundreds of chest physicians during his 3 decades at the Mayo Clinic. It acknowledges his role of mentoring pulmonary and critical care physicians into CHEST leadership roles, where he has fostered the development of physicians-in-training to improve patient care.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Eduardo Bossone, MD, PhD, FCCP

Distinguished Scientist Honor Lecture in Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension: Translating Pathophysiological Concepts Into Clinical Practice
Sunday, October 20
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Eduardo Bossone, MD, PhD, FCCP

This lecture, established in 1973, is awarded to a well-respected and published original investigator in pulmonary clinical physiology.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Andrew H. Limper, MD, FCCP

Presidential Honor Lecture
Drug-Induced Lung Disease: Watchful Eyes
Sunday, October 20
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Andrew H. Limper, MD, FCCP

This award honors an outstanding CHEST faculty member. The current CHEST President selects the recipient based upon their exceptional expertise in a given field.

Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, FCCP

Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP Memorial Lecture
The NHI Phase 3 Trial to Treat Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure With Low-Flow Oxygen
Monday, October 21
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, FCCP

This award honors Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP, who trained hundreds of physicians in COPD, oxygen therapy, and spirometry. This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) known for their work in advancing the understanding of COPD pathogenesis and/or treatment and for exceptional mentoring and clinical instruction skills.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Howard Panitch, MD, FCCP

Margaret Pfrommer Endowed Memorial Lecture in Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation
Children Are Not Just Little Adults — Except Sometimes
Monday, October 21
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Howard Panitch, MD, FCCP

This award, established in 1999 by Dr. Eveline Faure and Dr. Allen I. Goldberg, honors their lifelong colleague and friend, Margaret Pfrommer, a polio survivor and patient advocate. It is awarded to a clinician or ventilator-dependent professional or advocate who has advanced mechanical ventilation and fostered partnerships between physicians and patients.

The Margaret Pfrommer Endowed Memorial Lecture in Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation is generously supported by International Ventilator Users Network of Post-Polio Health International and the CHEST Foundation.

Mitchell Levy, MD

Roger C. Bone Memorial Lecture in Critical Care
Reducing Mortality in Sepsis: The History of Performance Measures
Tuesday, October 22
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Mitchell Levy, MD

Established in 1997 to honor Roger C. Bone, MD, Master FCCP, a leader in critical care, sepsis, and sepsis research. Dr. Bone empowered physicians to communicate with patients and families about end-of-life issues and had significant achievements with CHEST.

Pyng Lee, MD, PhD, FCCP

Pasquale Ciaglia Memorial Lecture in Interventional Medicine
Medical Thoracoscopy: Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, October 22
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Pyng Lee, MD, PhD, FCCP

This award honors a CHEST member well known for their work in interventional medicine, such as clinical state-of-art innovations, economic impact, invention, interventional critical care, research opportunities, and/or a host of other interesting facets of interventional medicine.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Lisa K. Moores, MD, FCCP

Mark J. Rosen, MD, Master FCCP Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, October 22
3:45 – 4:45 pm

Lisa K. Moores, MD, FCCP

The Mark J. Rosen, MD, Master FCCP Memorial Lecture recognizes a CHEST educator who embodies the educational and leadership passion of Dr. Mark Rosen. This one-time lecture, given in his memory, acknowledges his service as a clinician-educator, faculty, mentor, and leader in the pulmonary and critical care medicine community worldwide. Dr. Rosen’s distinguished career in pulmonary and critical care medicine spanned more than 4 decades, marked by his deep commitment to fostering leaders, medical education, and patient care.

Michael C. Iannuzzi, MD, FCCP

Om P. Sharma, MD, Master FCCP Memorial Lecture
Common Pitfalls in Sarcoidosis
Wednesday, October 23
8:45 am – 9:45 am

Michael C. Iannuzzi, MD, FCCP

This lecture award honors the memory of Om P. Sharma, MD, Master FCCP, whose passionate work on the clinical aspects of sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders spanned 40 years. This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) known for their work in sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders, including state-of-the art innovations, advancing understanding of the disorders, pathogenetic mechanisms, clinical evaluation, and treatment.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.

Diane E. Stover, MD, FCCP

Murray Kornfeld Memorial Founders Lecture
Is It Infection, Inflammation, or…Cancer?
Wednesday, October 23
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Diane E. Stover, MD, FCCP

This lecture was established in 1974 in memory of Murray Kornfeld, founder of the Federation of American Sanatoria, which later became CHEST. This award is conferred to a leader in pulmonary and critical care medicine, particularly in infection and inflammation, who is developing therapies expected to guide medicine into the future.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.


ANNUAL AWARDS

The following individuals will be presented their awards during the Opening Session on Sunday, October 20.

Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

Distinguished Service Award

Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) who has held a CHEST leadership position and has led significant achievements and/or has donated time, leadership, and service to CHEST.

Darcy D. Marciniuk, MD, FCCP

Master Fellow Award

Darcy D. Marciniuk, MD, FCCP

Masters of CHEST are national or international Fellows of CHEST who have distinguished themselves by attaining professional preeminence. Because of their personal character and leadership; extraordinary contributions to medical research, clinical practice, quality improvement, or medical education; and years of enduring and outstanding service to CHEST, they have advanced chest medicine.

Richard Irwin, MD, Master FCCP

Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence

Richard Irwin, MD, Master FCCP

This award honors Alfred Soffer, Master FCCP, Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST® from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992. Recipients have made significant contributions to CHEST and are often world experts in their fields, have written numerous papers and abstracts, have served as primary investigators, and/or have served as a department editor for the journal CHEST.

Cassie Kennedy, MD, FCCP
Paru Patrawalla, MD, FCCP

Early Career Clinician Educator Award

Cassie Kennedy, MD, FCCP
Paru Patrawalla, MD, FCCP

The Early Career Clinician Educator Award recognizes the achievements of a clinician educator who has already made significant contributions to CHEST educational activities and is committed to continuing to grow as CHEST faculty.

Eric Edell, MD, FCCP

Master Clinician Educator Award

Eric Edell, MD, FCCP

The Master Clinician Educator Award recognizes long-term achievements of one clinician educator who has made significant contributions to CHEST activities and has demonstrated a strong commitment to medical education throughout their career.

Distinguished CHEST Educator (DCE)

The Distinguished CHEST Educator (DCE) designation recognizes the achievements of members who have made significant and long-term contributions to the design and delivery of CHEST education. The DCE provides national-level recognition of excellence in continuing medical education. Designees will be honored at Monday’s Opening Session.


Scientific Abstract Awards

Alfred Soffer Research Awards

Presented abstracts will be judged by session moderators, and award recipients will be selected for their outstanding original scientific research. Finalists will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and the quality of their oral presentation. This award is named in honor of Alfred Soffer, MD, Master FCCP, who was Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST® from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992.

Young Investigator Awards

Investigators who are enrolled in a training or fellowship program or who have completed a fellowship program within 5 years prior to CHEST 2019 are eligible for Young Investigator Awards. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and presentation. Recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research.

Top Five Poster Awards

Awards will be granted to the finalists presenting the top scientific research posters. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract, the quality of their research, and their oral presentation. Award recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research and receive a ribbon on-site.