NetWork Events

NetWorks are our special interest groups that focus on particular areas of chest medicine. Below are some event highlights for CHEST 2019.

NetWorks Mixer

Date: Sunday, October 20 
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Location: Marriott – 41st Floor 

Experience CHEST Presentations 

All presentations will take place at Experience CHEST (Booth #1630)

Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Spinning Clinical Trial Results: Lessons From CABANA and VEST 
Sammy Zakaria, MD 
Monday, October 21,  10:00 am – 10:15 am   

Chest Infections NetWork Clinical Presentation: Limitations of Fungal Diagnostics 
Kelly Pennington, MD 
Monday, October 21,  10:15 am – 10:30 am 

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Clinical Presentation:  PH Conundrum: Review of Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Lung Disease 
Adriel Malave, MD, FCCP 
Monday, October 21,  10:30 am –10:45 am  

Clinical Research NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Indications for Systemic Thrombolysis in Nonmassive Pulmonary Embolism 
Muhammad Adrish, MD, FCCP  
Monday, October 21,  10:45 am – 11:00 am   

Disaster Response NetWork Clinical Presentation: Hospital Preparedness for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 
Ryan Maves, MD, FCCP  
Monday, October 21,  12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  

Practice Operations NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Business of Biological 
Shyamsunder Subramanian, MD, MBBS, FCCP 
Monday, October 21,  1:00 pm – 1:15 pm  

Critical Care NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Overview of Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation Guidelines 
Daniel Ouellette, MD, MS, FCCP 
Monday, October 21,  1:15 pm – 1:30 pm 

Transplant NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Approach to “Lung Infiltrate” in a Lung Transplant Recipient 
Anupam Kumar, MD 
Tuesday, October 22,  9:45 am – 10:00 am   

Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Extubating Neuromuscular Patients to Avoid Tracheostomy 
Jeanette Brown, MD, PhD 
Tuesday, October 22,  11:45 am – 12:00 pm   

Interprofessional Team NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Harmonica Playing for COPD Patients/Pulmonary Rehab 
Mary Hart, RRT, MS, FCCP 
Tuesday, October 22,  12:00 pm – 12:15 pm   

Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Cardiac Sarcoidosis—For the Pulmonologist 
Anupam Kumar, MD 
Tuesday, October 22,  12:15 pm – 12:30 pm   

Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Multidisciplinary Approach to Perioperative Lung Nodule Localization 
Jason Akulian, MD, FCCP 
Tuesday, October 22,  12:30 pm – 12:45 pm  

Occupational and Environmental Health NetWork Clinical Presentation: Silicosis, Clinical Presentations, and Complications 
Sujith V Cherian, MD, MBBS, FCCP 
Tuesday, October 22,  12:45 pm – 1:00 pm 

Airways Disorders NetWork Clinical Presentation:  GINA 2019 Update, Step 1? Not SABA 
Megan Conroy, MD 
Tuesday, October 22,  2:00 pm – 2:15 pm   

Palliative and End-of-Life Care NetWork Clinical Presentation: Death and Culture: Understanding Nuances in End of Life 
Danielle McCamey, ACNP, BC 
Wednesday, October 23, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm  

Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Flavorings for E-Cigarettes: Why It’s So Important to Get Them Out of the Hands of Children 
Mary Cataletto, MD, FCCP  
Wednesday, October 23,  12:00 pm – 12:15 pm   

Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Portable Spirometry: Check Your Air, Here, and There 
Sai Praveen Haranath, MBBS, MPH, FCCP 
Wednesday, October 23,  12:30 pm – 12:45 pm  

Pulmonary Vascular Disease NetWork Clinical Presentation:  New Definition of PH 
Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP 
Wednesday, October 23,  12:45 pm – 1:00 pm   

Respiratory Care NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Asthma & Youth Differences 
De De Gardner, RRT, DrPh, FCCP 
Wednesday, October 23,  1:00 pm – 1:15 pm   

Sleep Medicine NetWork Clinical Presentation: Help Your Patients Use CPAP! High-Yield Tips & Tricks to Improve Adherence 
Lauren Tobias, MD 
Wednesday, October 23,  1:15 pm – 1:30 pm   

Thoracic Oncology NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Lung Cancer Screening 
Abbie Begnaud, MD 
Wednesday, October 23,  1:30 pm – 1:45 pm   

Women’s Health NetWork Clinical Presentation:  Inhalational Exposures and Consequences During Pregnancy 
Carolyn M. D’Ambrosio, MD, MS, FCCP, Anita Rajagopal, Mariam Louis, MD, FCCP and Matt Moll, MD 
Wednesday, October 23,  2:00 pm – 2:15 pm 

CHEST 2019 NetWork Featured Sessions and Highlights

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Setting up a High-Risk Asthma Service
Speakers: Navitha Ramesh, MD, FCCP, and Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 267-268

NetWork Highlights

Nocturnal Noninvasive Ventilation in Stable COPD: When, Where, and How
Monday, October 21, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 294

Beyond Spirometry: New Developments in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Severe Asthma
Sunday, October 20, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Room 265-266

Poster Presentation:

Monday, October 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 295-296

Poster#: 22126: Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A National Analysis of Arrhythmias, Conduction Blocks, and ICDs
Speaker: Varun Tandon, MD

Poster#: 20784 – Recurrent Takotsubo Syndrome: A Benign Entity?
Speaker: Jaimy Patel, MD

NetWork Highlights

Percutaneous Mechanical Support Devices in Cardiogenic Shock
Sunday, October 20, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 393

What Happens When the Correct (Right) Ventricle Fails: New Concepts, New Therapies
Sunday, October 20, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Room 261-262

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised Host
Speaker: Stefano Aliberti, MD
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 292

NetWork Highlights

Challenging Cases in Pnuemonia: Applying the Evidence
Monday, October 21, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Room 288-289

Defending the Compromised from the Opportunistic: Fungal Pnuemonias in Immunocompromised Hosts
Sunday, October 20, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 265-266

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

E–Cigarettes (and Vaping): What Every Pulmonologist Needs to Know
Speaker: Cherry Wongtrakool, MD
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 386-387

NetWork Highlights

The M through Z of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Clinical Practice
Sunday, October 20, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Room 294

Management of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodule
Sunday, October 20, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Room 294

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Quality Improvement and Clinician Burnout – Is There a Connection?
Speaker: Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 290

NetWork Highlights

Technological Innovations in Medical Education
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 294

ECMO 201: We’re on Support, BUT…Troubleshooting and Managing Problems During ECMO Support
Sunday, October 20, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Room 288-289

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Balanced Crystalloids vs Saline: Transforming the ICU Into a Learning Health-care System
Speaker: Matthew Semler, MD
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 265-266

NetWork Highlights

Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) NetWork Report: Trial Results & Activities
Sunday, October 20, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Room 288-289

Sepsis 2020: What Is Down the Pike?
Tuesday, October 22, 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Room 280-282

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

New Orleans 14 Years After: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina
Speaker: Bennett deBoisblanc, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 265-266

NetWork Highlights

Measles, Ebola, and Anthrax, Oh My! Are You and Your Hospital Ready?
Wednesday, October 23, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Room 294

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

CPAP vs Noninvasive Ventilation for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Speaker: Nicholas Hart, MBBS, PhD
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 294

NetWork Highlights

Portable Ventilators and Ventilator Circuits: Why One Size Does Not Fit All
Tuesday, October 22, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Room 288-289

Advances in the Respiratory Evaluation and Management of ALS
Monday, October 21, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Room 280-282

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

COPD: Camp Breathless
Speaker: Mary Hart, RRT, MS, FCCP
Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 297

NetWork Highlights

Beyond the Bedside: Entrance Into Leadership Roles as an Advanced Practitioner
Tuesday, October 22, 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Room 274

Optimizing Your Practice With an Advanced Practice Provider
Monday, October 21, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Room 267-268

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Treatment of IPF Exacerbation as an Immunologic Phenomenon
Speaker: Steve Duncan, MD
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 267-268

NetWork Highlights

An Approach to ILD Patients in the ICU
Sunday, October 20, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Room 291

Emerging Diagnostic Modalities in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Sunday, October 20, 1 pm – 2 pm
Room 265–266

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

The Current State of Pulmonary Procedure Training—A Multisocietal Panel Discussion:

  • Procedural Training and the Pathway Towards Accreditation
    Speaker: Hans Lee, MD, FCCP
  • Updates in IP Training
    Speaker: Ali Musani, MBBS, FCCP
  • Updates in Advanced Bronchoscopy Training Panel Discussion
    Speaker: Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 22 , 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 294

NetWork Highlights

Cryobiopsy: Guideline, Perspectives, and Cases
Monday, October 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 267-268

Persistent Air Leak: Checks and Repairs
Tuesday, October 22, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Room 267-268

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Update on Current News Regarding Libby Amphibole and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
Speaker: Tracy McNew
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 297

NetWork Highlights

Black Lung Disease: A Resurgence of Mining-Related Disease in the 21st Century
Sunday, October 20, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 298-299

Exposure-Related Lung Disease: Seek and Find
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 290

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

New Orleans 14 Years After: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina
Speaker: Bennett deBoisblanc, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 265-266

NetWork Highlights

Palliative Care in End Stage Nonmalignant Lung Disease: Treatment Options and Management Strategies
Monday, October 21, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 288-289

Cultural Sensitivity in Palliative Care—Integrating Belief Into Medicine
Sunday, October 20, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Room 290

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Speaker: Mary Cataletto, MD, FCCP
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 286-287

NetWork Highlights

Management of Tracheostomy: Before Placement, Before Home, and During Emergencies
Wednesday, October 23, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Room 261-262

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: From the Neonate to the Young Adult
Monday, October 21, 11 am – 12 pm
Room 393

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

ABIM Recertification vs Alternate Board
Speakers: Humayun Anjum, MD, FCCP, and Paul G. Mathew, MD
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 295-296

NetWork Highlights

Women in Pulmonary: The New Leaders of the Pack
Sunday, October 20, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 261-262

CHEST Clinical Practice Guideline Update
Monday, October 21, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Room 294

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

How to Assess Dynamic Hyperinflation During CPET
Speaker: Aaron Holley, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 278-279

NetWork Highlights

Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing Pearls
Tuesday, October 22, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Room 288-289

Patients with Lung Disease in the Air: Practical Considerations for Air Travel
Monday, October 21, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Room 295-296

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Looking for a Breakthrough in WHO Group 3 PH
Speaker: Oksana Shlobin, MD, FCCP
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 298-299

NetWork Highlights

Updates from the 6th World PH Symposium Proceedings
Sunday, October 20, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Room 267-268

Spectrum of Disease: PE to CTEPH and Everything in Between
Tuesday, October 22, 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Room 261-262

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 291

  • Use of Esophageal Manometry in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
    Speaker: Brady Scott, RRT, MS, FCCP, and Tyler Weiss, RRT, ACCS, MSc
  • How to Optimize Aerosol Drug Delivery via High-Flow Nasal Cannula: A Real-Time Simulation
    Speakers: Arzu Ari, PhD, and Jessica Overgoner, RRT

NetWork Highlights

Ventilator Graphics
Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Room 383-385

Managing Chronic Tracheostomy: Case-Based Discussion
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 275-277

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Forecasting the Future in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) Management
Speaker: Nicholas Hart, MBBS, PhD
Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 280-282

NetWork Highlights

The Overnight Sleep Titration: A Luxury or Necessity?
Sunday, October 20, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Room 298–299

Shooting for the Moon: Evaluation and Management of Perioperative OSA
Monday, October 21, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 292

NetWork Business Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Room 393

NetWork Highlights

Updates in Lung Cancer Screening: 8 Years Beyond the NLST
Sunday, October 20, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Room 280-282

Lung Cancer Screening Lagniappe: Approach to Common Incidental Findings
Monday, October 21, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Room 297

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

(Re)defining the Terms: Evolution in Lung Transplant Program Performance Assessment and the Impact on Key Stakeholders
Speaker: Hilary Goldberg, MD
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 292

NetWork Highlights

Referral Controversies in Lung Transplantation
Sunday, October 20, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 267-268

Bronchoscopy and Lung Transplantation
Monday, October 21, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 393

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

Sex as a Predictor of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Its Consequences in Pregnancy
Speaker: Maggie Bublitz, PhD
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Room 291

NetWork Highlights

Women, Lung Disease, and Personalized Medicine: Ready for Prime Time?
Sunday, October 20, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Room 261-262

Help! I Have a Pregnant Patient in My ICU!
Monday, October 21, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Room 292