CHEST Annual Meeting Program and Schedule

The CHEST Annual Meeting has a long-standing history of featuring educational topics in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, but, beyond this, we strive to deliver that education in a way that will make lessons learned long-lasting and clinically relevant. Some of our educational sessions include the following.

Literature Reviews

Experts in chest medicine subject areas review the top articles of the year, including those covering asthma, mechanical ventilation, interstitial lung disease, pediatric critical care, and many others. 

Bite-sized Teaching

Rapid-fire lectures to give you all the information you need in short, easily digestible bites.

Case-Based Discussions

Learn about your area of interest in an interactive case-based format. Discuss diagnoses and treatment regimens with experts. Respond to questions posed, and compare your clinical judgment with that of your colleagues.

Case Puzzlers

Expert panelists review radiologic images and discuss possible diagnoses.

Original Investigations and Case Reports

Researchers present their scientific abstracts and interesting cases.

Pro-Con Debates

Leading authorities debate controversial topics.

Problem-Based Learning

Resolve real-world clinical problems during small group, interactive sessions designed to exercise your critical thinking skills.


Utilize hands-on procedural learning. 

CHEST Games for Augmenting Medical Education (CHEST Games)

Educational, interactive, arcade-style games that teach you while you compete for high scores.

Postgraduate Courses

Begin CHEST with a postgraduate course to offer an intensive learning experience. Attendees can select from full- and half- day course tracks.

Keynotes and Honor Lectures

Attend our opening sessions to hear the impactful words of CHEST’s keynote speakers, who will give a new perspective on the importance of team-based care across all fields. Additionally, be sure to attend honor and memorial lectures where chest and critical care medicine professionals will be recognized for their distinguished work.