Schedule: Live Sessions


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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“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...

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...

Treatment of Severe Asthma: Updates from the Guidelines, Part 1

Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease, resulting in $15 billion in healthcare expenditures per year. Recent advances in asthma therapy have included several biologic agents that modify Th2 inflammation. The European Respiratory Society (ERS), in conjunction with the American Thoracic Society (ATS), recently completed guidelines for severe asthma. We will discuss the...

Approach to Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure From ED to ICU

The use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in the treatment of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) has been associated with higher risks of intubation and mortality. Critically ill patients who present with undifferentiated AHRF usually get a trial of NIV or high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC), both in the ED and in the ICU. The use of NIV in the general management of AHRF lacks clinical practice guidelines, particularly in the undifferentiated AHRF. In this session, we...

Help! My Patient Is Clotting: COVID-19-related Coagulopathy

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exceeds 6 million cases worldwide, it is clear that among hospitalized patients, pneumonia, sepsis, and respiratory failure are frequent complications. Since the initial reports from Wuhan suggested elevated D-dimers and prolonged prothrombin time were baseline characteristics of patients critically ill with COVID-19, the burden of thrombotic complications has been confirmed. The evolving nature of the data produces a knowledge gap in critical care providers regarding this manifestation. The session will...

Preparing Your Hospital for Highly Contagious Infectious Diseases

In a globalized world, outbreaks of lethal infectious diseases may spread rapidly, requiring a high level of preparedness for hospitals and intensive care units. Respiratory viruses (such as pandemic influenza) and viral hemorrhagic fevers (including Ebola) are of particular concern, due to being highly contagious with a high risk of mortality. In this session, an expert panel will review emerging infectious disease threats to global health, describe the role othe National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) plays...

The CHEST 2020 schedule is subject to change.