2021 – Sessions Preview

The Most Valuable Four Days You’ll Spend in 2021

CHEST 2021 sessions explore the most relevant, popular, and sometimes obscure, topics in chest medicine—bringing you the latest research and evidence-based guidelines from the last year. Take a deep dive with faculty members during each presentation, and stay up to speed on what’s happening in your specialty.


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The Impact of COVID-19 on Children
Aspergillus and Us: What’s the Next Step, Doc?
Tuberculosis: New Challenges and New Therapies
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Using the Guidelines to Improve Our Outcomes
HAP and VAP: COVID-19 and Beyond
Approach to the Management of Pulmonary Infections in Immunocompromised Patients
New Concepts and Update in Latent TB Infection Management
TB Treatment Made Ridiculously Easy: Patient Education and Treatment Delivery for the 21st Century
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: Did We Actually Change Our Approach?
Case-Based Ventilator Graphics: Using Graphics to Optimize Patient Management
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Future of Organ Replacement Therapy in the ICU
Master Class in Communication
Beyond the DNR: What Palliative Care Can Do for ICU Patients
Updates on Neurocritical Care for the General Intensivist
Ethical Challenges in the Management of Patients on Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
The Wave of the Future: Beyond the Ultrasound Basics
Use of Blood Products in the ICU: Venturing Into the Unknown
Critical Care of the Transplant Patient
Novel Strategies to Liberate Patients From Mechanical Ventilation
Critical Care in Global Health: From Ebola to Covid-19 and Beyond
Infections and Injuries in the ICU: From Recognition to Prevention
Brain Death for the Intensivist: History, Practical Aspects, and Legal Ramifications
Changing Landscape of Prone Positioning Across Pulmonary Medicine
ICU Delirium Dilemma
Evaluation and Management of Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure in the ICU
Severe ARDS: New Frontiers in Management
Palliative Extubation: The Role of the Intensivist
Plague Version 2020: Acute Management of COVID-19 and Long-term Post COVID-19 Pulmonary Sequelae
Pardon the Interruption 2021: Controversies in Critical Care
Acute and Chronic Liver Failure in the ICU
Beyond VC/AC: Nonconventional Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
Cystic Fibrosis in the ICU
Choose Your Own Adventure: Ventilator Basics to Advanced Modes
A Systematic Approach to the Management of Massive Hemoptysis
Post-ICU Syndrome: Current Understanding, Implementation, and the Impact of COVID-19
Rapid Response Teams: Identifying Deteriorating Patients and Their Outcomes
2021 Update in Airway Management During COVID-19: A Crossfire Debate
Controversies in Early Sepsis Management: Antibiotics and Fluids
Controversies in Septic Shock: Vasopressors and Corticosteroids
Fluids in Sepsis: Initial Amount, Type, and Restrictive vs Liberal Approach
The Physiologically Challenging Airway: A Heart-Pounding Case-Based Multidisciplinary Discussion
Paging Endocrine STAT to the ICU: Endocrine Emergencies
Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation: Have We Been Doing It Right All Along?
Pandemic Preparedness: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned for the Next Health Care Crisis
Controversies and Clinical Conundrums in COVID-19 Critical Care
Critically Ill Pregnant Patients: Case Series
Help Me Catch My Breath: Ventilatory Strategies for a Patient With Acute Asthma Exacerbation
Pick Your PEEP: Debates on Methods of Optimal PEEP Selection in ARDS+E92
Telemedicine: Extending Pulmonary and Critical Care Expertise Into Rural Communities
Feeding Our COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 Critically Ill Patients! When, What, and How Much?
Sepsis Advances: What Is Coming Down the Pike?
Renal Replacement Therapy in the ICU: A Primer for the Intensivist
Role of Bronchoscopy in Critically Ill, Immunocompromised, and COVID-19 Patients
AKI in the ICU: Etiologies Other Than ATN
Too Much of a Good Thing: When Prescription Medications Go Bad
Does My Patient Need VV-ECMO? A Case-Based Discussion
Acute Respiratory Failure in Obstructive Lung Disease: Ventilation Strategies
Right Ventricular Failure in the ICU: Where Do We Stand?
Management of CTD-ILD in 2021
Pulmonary Hypertension in Interstitial Lung Disease
Current Hot Topics in Interstitial Lung Disease: The Canadian Perspective
The Evolution of COVID-19 Lung Disease: From Acute Lung Injury to Chronic Fibrosing Lung Disease
Sarcoid beyond Steroids: Review of Newer Therapies in Advanced Sarcoidosis
Personalized Medicine in Scleroderma Lung Disease: Are We There?
Making Progress in the Field Of Sarcoidosis: Time to Move Forward
Mock Multidisciplinary Discussion in Interstitial Lung Diseases: To Biopsy or Not!
Fibrotic Lung Disease: Lumping+E116 the Progressive Phenotype
Multidisciplinary Consensus in Diagnostic Dilemmas in Interstitial Lung Disease: Case-Based Approach
Managing the IPF Patient Across the Disease Spectrum: An Evidence-Based Update
Impact of Gender on Outcomes of Lung Diseases
Teaching Pulmonary Procedures During the Pandemic and Beyond
Training the Well-Rounded Fellow: Beyond Patient Care
Teaching Digitally Native Learners Utilizing Design and Game Theories With Technology
Don’t Waste a Crisis: Applying Disruptive Innovation in Medical Education Gained Through COVID-19
Teaching From Afar: Ensuring Learner Engagement in Your Curriculum
The Deadly Threat of Misinformation
Social Media, Digital Scholarship, Teaching Portfolios: Everything You Wanted to Know
Educational Strategies for Curriculum Development
Patient Loss to Follow-up: Devastating Impact – Tools You Can Use to Prevent It
The New Wave of Burnout: Impact and Interventions
Give and Take: The Symbiosis of Mentorship
Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on Lung Cancer Care
Addressing an Invisible Epidemic: Lung Cancer in Women
Watch or Intervene? Management of Slow-Growing Subsolid Lung Nodules
Risk Factors, Prevention, and Screening for Lung Cancer in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Reaching and Sampling a Peripheral Pulmonary Lesion: When Is a Technology Ready for Clinical Use?
Disparities in the Management of Lung Cancer
Managing the Airway Complications of Thoracic Malignancies
Controversies and Quality Gap in Mediastinal Staging With Endobronchial Ultrasound
We Only Want Good News: Navigating Complex Decision Making in Advanced Lung Malignancies
Should Mediastinal EBUS-TBNA Be Performed Prior to Bronchoscopic Assessment of Pulmonary Nodules?
Application of Biomarkers in NSCLC: From Screening to Diagnostics Through Therapeutic Follow-up
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Updates on an Evolving Landscape
Precision Medicine in COPD
Inhaled Medications in COPD: Contemporary Strategies to Manage an Old Disease
Across the Lifespan: Asthma in Women
Inpatient-initiated Comprehensive COPD Transitional Care: Still Finding the Right Approach
Advanced Emphysema Therapies: The Who, What, and When of LVRS, BLVR, and Lung Transplantation
Advanced Care Planning in COPD
The Significance and Management of Excessive Dynamic Airway Collapse: A Pro/Con Debate
How to Address Hypoventilation When COPD and Obesity Present Together
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Benign Tracheal Stenosis
Airway Clearance, Macrolides and Immunoglobulins: Diagnosis and Management of Non-CF Bronchiectasis
Controversies in Anticoagulation of Venous Thromboembolism
Recognizing and Treating HFpEF: the Biggest Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Imitator
Updates in PAH Research: What Is on the Horizon?
Sarcoidosis-associated Pulmonary Hypertension: An Unsolved Puzzle?
Evaluation and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in ILD: A Cautionary Tale
COVID and VTE: Clinical Challenges and Update in Trials
From Conception to Birth: Management of Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Pregnancy
Sleep Disorders and Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Definitely Not a Snore
JustiPHied to Treat? A Group Three-ring Circus
Approach to the CTEPH Patient: Choosing the RIGHT Management Strategy
Controversies for Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Sleep-disordered Breathing in Heart Failure: An Update
Beyond CPAP Downloads: Understanding Data Reports From Advanced PAP Modalities and Actigraphy
Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine for the Clinician
Sleep Medicine for the Pulmonary Board Review: Respiratory-Related Sleep Disorders
Mastering Difficult PAP and NIV Downloads
Disparities in Sleep Medicine
Treating OSA Without PAP: What Are Our Options?
Understanding Asynchronies, Respiratory Mechanics, and Circuits in Noninvasive Ventilation
Mastering Noninvasive Ventilation in the Hospital, From ICU to Discharge
Precision Medicine: Introduction to Personalized Sleep Medicine
Perioperative Management of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders
Sleep Disorders: Sleep for the Pulmonary Board (Part 2): Nonrespiratory Sleep Board-like Questions
Sleep Disturbances in Cancer: A Primer for Clinicians
Practicing Sleep Medicine in a Post-COVID World
The Home NIV Expert Panel Report to Medicare: RTD, COPD, and CRF/HMV
The Home NIV Expert Panel Report to Medicare: OSA, OHV, and CSA
Sleep Medicine: A Vision for the Future
Sleep Disorders Across the Ages: Pediatrics to Adult to Geriatrics
Cases in Sleep Apnea That Keep You Up at Night
Sleep-disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Complications: Does Treatment Improve Outcome?
COVID-19 and Sleep Medicine: This Too Shall Pass! But What Can We Leverage?
Improving Airways Disorders Through Improved Sleep

Allergy and Airway

Understanding Non-Th2 Asthma: From Novel Biologic Mechanisms to New Therapeutic Options
Clinical Conundrums in Asthma Treatment: Practicing at the Edge of Evidence
The Pharmacological Management of Asthma in 2021: Where Do We Stand?
Management Controversies in Severe Asthma: A Pro/Con Debate
Culturally Competent Interdisciplinary Asthma Management
New Focused Updates in Asthma Management Guidelines (EPR-4): Data Analysis and Justifications


The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Disease

Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Management of CT Surgery Patients in the ICU: Issues and Outcomes

Cardiovascular Disease

The RV: A More Delicate Ventricle in the ICU
Great Debates in Atrial Fibrillation Management in the ICU
Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: The Silent Killer
eCPR: Who, How, and Why

Cultural Diversity

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women Physicians
Racism in Health Care: The Fuel That Lit the COVID-19 Fire
A Tale of Two Worlds: Providers of Color and Patients of Color at the End of Life During COVID-19
Advancing the Careers of Women in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias
The Right to Health Care

Disaster Medicine

Mitigating Shortages During a Global Disaster: Staff, Supplies, Space
You Think You Survived COVID-19: What’s Next?
The Unequal Burden of Disaster

Disorders of the Mediastinum

Mediastinal Masses: Beyond Lung Cancer

Disorders of the Pleura

Back to the Basics: State of the Art in Pleural Disease
Disorders of the Pleura: Pneumothorax and Persistent Air Leak
Controversies in Indwelling Pleural Catheter Management
Disorders of the Pleura: Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: All You Need to Know

Genetic and Developmental Disorders

Is This CF? What Every Pulmonologist Should Know About Diagnosing CF in the Age of CFTR Modulators
The Lung Is a Gateway Organ: Overview of Nonpulmonary Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Applying the Latest Guidelines to Clinical Practice


Holes in the Lung! Diagnostic Approach to Cystic Lung Diseases
Rapid Fire Ultrasound
Dang, the CT is Abnormal. What to Do Now? New Recommendations for Incidental Interstitial Findings
Critical Care Echocardiography: Beyond the Basics
March of the Machines: Integration of Artificial Intelligence
Algorithms in Pulmonary Imaging
A Holistic Approach to Ultrasound in the Management of Respiratory Failure
Pro-Con Debate: Diaphragm Ultrasound: Is It a Useful Tool to Predict Extubation Success?

Lung Pathology

Mimickers of Lung Cancer: A Case-Based Overview

Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: The Basics and More!
Is My Life Bad for My Lungs?

Palliative Care and End of Life Issues

Symptom Management in Chronic Lung Disease
You Have to Trust Us: Palliative Care Experience for BIPOC Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Wheezing in Infancy and Risk for Asthma and COPD in Adults
Recommendations From the 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines
Pediatric Update 2021

Practice Management and Administration

The Digital Reality of NMD and HMV in 2021: E-health Care and Social Media
A Comprehensive Yet Surprisingly Concise Review of Coding for the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Clinician


Tracheostomy in the ICU: Clinical Controversies
A Breath of Fresh Air: Bronchoscopic Interventions for Patients With COPD
Procedures: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy: Year in Review

Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease

Pulmonary and Sleep Disturbances in Sickle Cell Disease: From Infancy to Adulthood

Pulmonary Physiology

The Big and the Breathless: The Spectrum of Obesity and Pulmonary Disorders for the Clinician
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Pearls: Case-Based Interactive Session
Challenge of Pulmonary Disorders and Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era
Pulmonary Function Crossfire

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Managing Chronic Tracheostomy

Respiratory Care

Matching Equipment/Ventilation to Optimize Care in Chronic Obstructive and Neuromuscular Diseases
Optimizing Extubation Success: State of the Art

Signs and Symptoms of Chest Diseases

All That Wheezes Is Not Asthma: A Cased-Based Approach
Pulmonary Infiltrates With Eosinophilia

Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

Taking Action in the Vaping Epidemic
Treatment of Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence


Bugs in the Transplanted Lung
Nonpulmonary Complications of Lung Transplantation: What You Need to Know to Tell Your Patients!
How Can We Optimize Donors to Meet the Growing Demand for Lung Transplantation?
Role of Bronchoscopy in Lung Transplant Recipients: Focus on Specific Applications
Controversies In Candidate Selection for Cardiothoracic Transplantation