2021 Keynote and Honor/Memorial Lectures

Connect With the Biggest Names in Chest Medicine

At CHEST 2021, you’ll hear directly from the experts who are furthering innovation, advancing patient care, and educating the next generation of chest medicine professionals. Our featured faculty will expand your mind and help you think differently about the common—and uncommon—challenges you face in clinical practice.

Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP
KEYNOTE LECTURE

Perseverance and Motivation: Empathetic Medicine Amidst COVID and Beyond

Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP

During the CHEST 2021 keynote address, Dr. Haynes will speak to persevering amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of identifying the things that keep us motivated. He will address the importance of empathic communication with patients and the contribution of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce in medicine. Dr. Haynes also will discuss ways that today’s health care professionals can encourage enrollment in medical programs and training for more individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups to build the foundation for a more representative and empathetic future of medicine. Dr. Haynes, who is a CHEST member, currently serves as the Associate Dean for Admissions for the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP

Honor and memorial lectures

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 2021 Honor and Memorial Lectures cover the areas of education, critical care, cardiopulmonary physiology, interventional medicine, mechanical ventilation, COPD, and more. This year, we’ll also present an inaugural honor lecture honoring Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP.

Kenneth I. Berger, MD, FCCP
DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST HONOR LECTURE IN CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY

Probing the Small Airways in the Assessment of Dyspnea
Kenneth I. Berger, MD, FCCP
Sunday, October 17 | 9:15 am – 10:20 am CT


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.
Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP
PRESIDENTIAL HONOR LECTURE

Navigating the Road to Well-Being in the ICU
Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP
Monday, October 18 | 11:00 am – 12:05 pm CT


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

Debra Weese-Mayer, MD
MARGARET PFROMMER ENDOWED MEMORIAL LECTURE IN HOME-BASED MECHANICAL VENTILATION

Artificial Ventilation, A True Lifesaver for Children With CCHS and ROHHAD
Debra Weese-Mayer, MD
Monday, October 18 | 3:15 pm – 4:25 pm CT


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.
James G. Martin, MD
CANADIAN THORACIC SOCIETY HONORARY LECTURE

Irritant Asthma and Innate Immunity: A Neglected Area
James G. Martin, MD
Monday, October 18 | 3:15 pm – 4:25 pm CT


The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Honorary Lecture is awarded to recognize exemplary leadership in respiratory research and education in Canada.

This honorary lecture is supported by the Canadian Thoracic Society.
Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP
RICHARD S. IRWIN, MD, MASTER FCCP HONOR LECTURE

Shared Decision Making in the Evaluation and Management of Early Stage Lung Cancer
Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP
Tuesday, October 19 | 8:00 am – 9:05 am CT


This inaugural lecture honors Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP, and his lifelong contributions in pulmonary and critical medicine. Dr. Irwin’s work in research, practice, and as Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST® emphasized patient-focused care for more than 50 years, promoting tenets like shared-decision making and accounting for patient values and preferences in clinical care. It is awarded to a clinician or health care provider who has advanced patient-focused care within the chest medicine community.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.
Diane E. Stover, MD, FCCP
EDWARD C. ROSENOW III, MD, MASTER FCCP/MASTER TEACHER HONOR LECTURE

The Many Faces of Organizing Pneumonia: What’s the O(O)P With That?
Diane E. Stover, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 19 | 8:00 am – 9:05 am CT


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.
Michael J. Simoff, MD, FCCP
PASQUALE CIAGLIA MEMORIAL LECTURE IN INTERVENTIONAL MEDICINE

Robotic Bronchoscopy: Platform to the Future?
Michael J. Simoff, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 19 | 2:45 pm – 3:50 pm CT


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.
Ognjen Gajic, MD, FCCP
ROGER C. BONE MEMORIAL LECTURE IN CRITICAL CARE

Patient Comes First: Prioritizing Relevant From Irrelevant in Critical Care Medicine
Ognjen Gajic, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 20 | 9:15 am – 10:20 am CT


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.

The lecture is generously funded by the CHEST Foundation.
Jean Bourbeau, MD, FCCP
THOMAS L. PETTY, MD, MASTER FCCP MEMORIAL LECTURE

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Self-Management in COPD: Understanding the Past to Build the Future!
Jean Bourbeau, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 20 | 2:15 pm – 3:20 pm CT


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.

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