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Preview the Sessions That Took Place Live at CHEST 2020

All live session recordings are now available for CHEST 2020 registrants through the “Live Sessions” section of CHEST 2020 lobby. 


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This agenda only shows the live CHEST 2020 sessions.
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Tele-healthcare in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine – Current and Future Practice

Tele-medicine is rapidly being integrated into routine practice. Workforce limitations, geographic challenges, and advances in technology have resulted in widespread application and acceptance of Tele-ICU provision of critical care - what have we learned about its benefits and downsides after two decades of this practice? Tele-medicine in the ambulatory setting is headed in the same direction. Technology and public policy are converging to open the arena of...

PETAL Network: 2020 Progress Report

In 2014, NHLBI launched the PETAL Network (Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury) high-impact clinical trials in ARDS through collaboration between critical care and emergency medicine. The Network’s first two trials were completed in 2018. The ROSE trial results were highlighted in our symposium at CHEST 2019, and the VIOLET trial results will be highlighted in this session. In addition...

Pardon the Interruption 2020: Controversies in Critical Care

Modeled after the ESPN show of the same name, these sessions, which continue a 2-year tradition, involve having three faculty experts debate in rapid fire fashion between 10 and 15 topics during the hour-long session. All panelists are provided with the list of topics in advance, so they are prepared to deliver the maximum amount of relevant information as concisely as possible. Note that this request is for THREE hour-long sessions, one on each of three consecutive days (two playoff rounds, one final round). Three debaters per...

Diagnostic Errors: Seeing the Blindspot of Healthcare Delivery

Diagnostic (dx) errors are common and responsible for many preventable adverse events in hospitalized patients and a major source of morbidity and mortality in ICU. Critical care providers, often working on a multidisciplinary team, are well-positioned to enhance the dx process at the individual, team, unit, and system levels. Training and assessments in dx reasoning is often excluded from forma; medical curriculum. We propose a joint critical...

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Implications for our daily practice

Opioids use has increased dramatically in recent decades, and is now considered a health care crisis. The goal of this session is to help pulmonary providers appreciate the scope of the opioid epidemic and its specific relevance to our patients. Experts will give an overview of the opioid epidemic from a public health standpoint and highlight implications for providers in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Specific topics to...

Beyond Supplementation: Vitamins as Therapy in Critical Illness

Due to their pleotropic effects, supraphysiologic doses of micronutrients have been used to quell the effects of critical illness. They are inexpensive, nontoxic, and readily available; however, literature to support widespread use remains debatable. Observational and randomized controlled trials have evaluated the role of thiamine and vitamin C in acute lung injury and sepsis, as well as vitamin D in general critical illness. Emerging evidence suggests...

“Masterly Inactivity”: The Art and Science of Reducing Unnecessary Interventions in the ICU

The pertinent justification for using a diagnostic or therapeutic intervention is that it provides benefit to patients, society, or both. Most interventions performed in the ICU do not have rigorous, randomized-controlled data to back them up. The value of some of these interventions is patently obvious, such as mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure and vasopressors for shock. That being said, there...

Preventing AKI in the ICU

Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects up to 50% of critically ill patients and is independently associated with poor outcomes. Recent studies on biomarkers to identify at-risk patients and to aid in the early diagnosis of AKI have shown promising results. The liberal administration of fluids as well as the type of solution can impact the rates of AKI. Drugs commonly used in...

Preventing and Managing Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in the ICU

Pain management in the ICU is complex as pain patterns are highly variable. Sedatives are frequently administered to critically ill patients for anxiety, to reduce the stress of mechanical ventilation, and prevent agitation-related harm. Unfortunately, delirium is common in adult ICU patients and is associated with worse clinical outcomes and cost. A consistent approach to...

The Fast and the Furious: Interprofessional Teams to Deliver High-value ICU Care

The complex environment of an ICU requires an interdisciplinary, well-coordinated team to ensure high-quality critical care delivery while keeping an eye on appropriate resource utilization. In this session, this interprofessional panel will discuss how busy clinicians can leverage the expertise of their team members and integrate specific practices into their daily workflow to optimize care coordination, quality improvement initiatives, and patient outcomes in the ICU. We will highlight practical...

Artificial Intelligence in Your Practice

Artificial intelligence ( AI), machine learning, or deep learning software uses automated analysis of large data to achieve human level performance in clinical tasks such as diagnosis or identifying disease patterns. There are several systems available and some, such as convoluted neural networks, seem to hold promise. These techniques are increasingly being used across large studies. Currently, clinicians lack the basic knowledge on how they work and what to look for in literature employing these. This sessions serves to...

Sepsis: Most Recent Advances

Sepsis is the most common cause of in-hospital mortality in the US. In recent years, many advances in the sepsis literature have occurred: new definitions, changes to the surviving sepsis campaign (SSC) bundles, new pharmacologic agents, and adjunct treatments. Moreover, there are several areas that have ongoing research efforts that have the potential to change sepsis care in the future. This session aims...

Circadian Rhythms for the Chest Clinician: It’s About Time

This plenary session will comprise of four short presentations to introduce the role of circadian rhythms in health and disease to chest clinicians. The first presentation will describe the genetic and molecular processes governing circadian rhythms that impact physiology and behavior. The subsequent presentations will highlight the latest findings relating to the relevance of circadian rhythms in commonly treated conditions such as asthma, ICU delirium, and cancer. The use of...

Fellows’ COVID-19

All original research presentation content for CHEST 2020 is embargoed until October 12.

When the Theoretical Becomes Real: Lessons from a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted what were once theoretical discussions about disaster preparedness into the real world. Clinicians around the world are suddenly having to apply principles of resource allocation, consider fluctuations in the medical supply chain, and identify how best to provide high-quality yet resource-conscious patient care in this new environment. In this...

Family Matters in the ICU

In this case-based interactive session, experts will help attendees learn to manage family challenges in the intensive care unit. Attendees will learn how to acquaint families with the complexities of ICU care and the structure of the ICU team, and how to address end-of-life decision-making with families. Participants will study the intricacies and legal ramifications of seeking surrogate consent for medical procedures and treatments. ICU care providers will...

Rapid Fire Ultrasound

This session will consist of a series of clinical cases presented as unknown. Presentation of each case will be integrated with a series of ARS questions to challenge the audience as the panel attempts to reach a diagnosis. Case review will be limited to 10 minutes. The audience will antcipate a rapid-fire, energetic, informative, and amusing interchange between panel members who will not hesitate to call for support from the audience. This fast-moving...

The CHEST 2020 schedule is subject to change.