CHEST 2022 Call for Topics

CHEST 2022 Call for Topics

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Shape the best learning event in chest medicine

Tell us what you want to learn at CHEST 2022, October 16-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. Help shape the curriculum by submitting topic ideas from areas you’re passionate about, topics affecting your practice, or new technologies you’d like to learn more about so CHEST 2022 will be a clinically relevant learning experience for you.

Submit a topic to:

  • Collaborate with experts in the field.
  • Receive recognition and feedback from the CHEST community.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic learning tradition that has made CHEST Annual Meeting a “must-attend” event since 1935.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 8, at 11:59 pm CT

Nashville icon

Shape the best learning event in chest medicine

Tell us what you want to learn at CHEST 2022, October 16-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. Help shape the curriculum by submitting topic ideas from areas you’re passionate about, topics affecting your practice, or new technologies you’d like to learn more about so CHEST 2022 will be a clinically relevant learning experience for you.

Submit a topic to:

  • Collaborate with experts in the field.
  • Receive recognition and feedback from the CHEST community.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic learning tradition that has made CHEST Annual Meeting a “must-attend” event since 1935.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 8, at 11:59 pm CT

CHEST 2022 will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion

We celebrate the diversity of our members and the patients we treat. In our caring for others, we naturally strive for equity and inclusion. It only follows that the CHEST 2022 program must support these values, as well. Submissions with speakers representing one gender and/or one institution will not be considered. Furthermore, selection priority will be given to outstanding submissions with proposed speakers who represent diversity of race, ethnicity, and professional status.

Submission tips

Submissions must include your topic idea and title, proposed speakers, and session format. To submit an outstanding proposal:

  • Ensure your proposed speakers include both male and female presenters from more than one institution. Submissions with speakers representing one gender and/or institution will not be considered. Additionally, selection priority will be given to submissions with proposed speakers who represent diversity of race, ethnicity, and professional status.
  • Choose a session title that is both descriptive and straightforward.
  • Describe your session in detail, taking into consideration descriptions will be used in promotional materials and the final program. Write an engaging description for your audience.
  • Inform your designated Chair that he/she/they must present, not just introduce others on the panel. (As submitter, you do not have to be one of the speakers.) Ensure all speakers are aware of your submission, and remind them submission is not a guarantee of acceptance.
  • Select a session format that best suits your topic proposal. See descriptions of session formats below.
  • Review examples of well written submissions from previous years:
    Example 1: Interactive Session Submission
    Example 2: Plenary Presentation Submission
  • Note additional tips on the submission form.
  • Submit by December 8, at 11:59 pm CT.

Submission types


Core Interactive Session
Propose a lecture-based format to encourage open dialogue between presenters and learners. Opportunities for questions and discussion are key to making interactive sessions relevant to attendees.  


Panel Discussion
Have an idea for leading authorities to examine a topic that’s timely and relevant to chest medicine? Panel discussions are a perfect format for experts to share their clinical experiences.


Postgraduate Course
Maybe an hour-long session isn’t enough time to explore your topic. Submit a proposal for a comprehensive full- or half-day education course that includes a variety of active learning methods, such as case-based studies, hands-on simulation, and small group exercises.


Pro-Con Debate
Inspire your peers to consider different points of view by proposing a pro-con debate. Submit a controversial topic that matters to you for the chance to see your proposed faculty discuss it in a healthy debate.


Innovative Session Format
Do you have a great idea that doesn’t fit any of these session types? We want to hear it! Share your vision with us, and we’ll try to make it happen.

Key dates and timing

Wednesday, December 8, at 11:59 pm CT: Submission deadline
January: Peer review and grading by panel of experts
February: Executive Program Committee makes selections
March/April: Submitters notified of Program Committee decisions
October 16-19: Join us for CHEST 2022 in Nashville, TN

START YOUR SUBMISSION

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Key dates and timing

Wednesday, December 8, at 11:59 pm CT: Submission deadline
January: Peer review and grading by panel of experts
February: Executive Program Committee makes selections
March/April: Submitters notified of Program Committee decisions
October 16-19: Join us for CHEST 2022 in Nashville, TN

START YOUR SUBMISSION