Opening Day Events


Opening Day Events


Anthony Fauci, MD

Sunday, October 18, 2020
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

CHEST 2020 Opening Session

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Fauci will be giving the CHEST 2020 keynote address. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health, his insight into the COVID-19 pandemic will be invaluable.

Topics you can expect him to address include:

  • Current clinical guidelines and research for treating COVID-19
  • What to expect if/when a second wave hits
  • How to fight resurgence of a pandemic

Dr. Fauci has been instrumental in sorting through the latest clinical data on COVID-19, discerning what’s been backed by credible research and what hasn’t. We believe this is a key component in helping all of us make the best decisions for our patients – a critical component of CHEST’s mission.

Dr. Fauci’s address will be prerecorded. To ensure this segment of our event is as interactive and immersive as possible, there will be a live panel/Q&A discussion immediately following with CHEST President-Elect Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP; Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP; and Ryan Maves, MD, FCCP. CHEST President, Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP, will serve as moderator.

Stephanie Levine

Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP

Edward Diamond

Edward Diamond, MD, MBA, FCCP

The Opening Session will also include

  • A Message from Victor J. Test, MD, FCCP, Chair, 2020 Annual Meeting
  • Presidential Address by Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP
  • Message from CHEST Foundation President Edward Diamond, MD, MBA, FCCP
  • Annual Awards Recognition

Spend Your Lunch Time with Women & Pulmonary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 11:00 am–12:30 pm CT

Connect with key thought leaders and participants to support the advancement of women in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, and in leadership. The event includes a panel discussion on How to Remain in Control During a Pandemic: Family, Career, and Mental Wellness. 

This event has concluded. Check back soon for details on accessing the recording*.

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After Hours with CHEST 2020

Let’s kickoff the first night of CHEST 2020 with a little fun! We’ve curated a series of evening events that will serve as a respite from the hard-hitting educational sessions you attended during the day. Sit back, relax, and network with your friends. Join us to have a few laughs, play games, and recharge for tomorrow.

Virtual Comedy Hour

Virtual Comedy Hour

Sunday, October 18, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CT

Join CHEST and the CHEST Foundation for the virtual comedy hour—a fun evening where you can experience true Chicago comedy with a virtual Second City improv night! It has been a whirlwind of a year for clinicians around the world, so let’s come together to celebrate the kickoff of CHEST 2020 with a fun-filled hour where you can relax while connecting, interacting, and laughing with your peers. Mix your favorite cocktail or prepare a special Sunday night dinner and laugh with us! Also, be on the lookout for appearances by CHEST Foundation leadership throughout the event.

This event has concluded. Check back soon for details on accessing the recording*. 

Virtual Comedy Hour

CHEST Foundation Poker Night

Sunday, October 18, 2020
7:30 pm –8:30 pm CT

Immediately following the virtual comedy hour

Go “all-in” with the CHEST Foundation! Immediately following the comedy hour event, join the CHEST Foundation and Feldman Family Foundation for a round or two of virtual poker. All CHEST 2020 registrants are welcome to play! Wrap up the first day of the annual meeting by having fun playing poker and interacting with fellow colleagues. Not a poker player? Not a problem! Poker tutorials and Feldman Family Foundation poker pros will be on hand via Zoom to answer all your poker questions.

This event has concluded.

*Recordings will only be available to CHEST 2020 registrants.