CHEST Annual Meeting 2018: What to Expect

A first look at what will be presented at the 2018 CHEST Annual Meeting.

This article is part of Pulmonology Advisor‘s coverage of the CHEST 2018 meeting, taking place in San Antonio, Texas. Our staff will report on medical research related to COPD, critical care medicine, and more conducted by experts in the field. Check back regularly for more news from CHEST 2018.

The 2018 CHEST Annual Meeting will take place from Saturday, October 6, through Wednesday, October 10, in San Antonio, Texas.

More than 400 sessions, including original investigations of new, unpublished research, are scheduled. In addition, this year’s meeting will offer several new features: Deeper Dive Sessions, Peer-Teaching Sessions, and Bite-Sized Teaching.

The Deeper Dive Sessions will allow attendees to gather with one another and with faculty to discuss practical applications and relevant cases on popular topics. Attendees are encouraged to bring difficult cases with them to receive feedback.

Peer-Teaching Sessions will give attendees the opportunity to test their knowledge with their peers by identifying correct answers to questions posed throughout the session.

Bite-Sized Teaching will consist of short, 8- to 10-minute discussions focused on single topics. According to the CHEST program, bite-sized teaching will help attendees zero in on their particular areas of interest or specialties.

On Sunday, October 7, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM, Richard S. Irwin, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester, will deliver a keynote speech on the importance of team-based care across all disciplines. Dr Irwin specializes in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Scott Zimmer, a speaker and consultant with Bridgeworks, will address generational gaps in the medical community on Monday, October 8, from 8:45 to 10:00 AM. Zimmer will share ways to bridge gaps between healthcare professionals and between healthcare professionals and patients.

In addition to the regular sessions, attendees can discuss topics in small, interactive groups and have 1-on-1 time with experts in the field in the new Meet the Professor sessions as part of CHEST’s Education Sessions. (Please note these sessions require additional registration.) These sessions include:

New Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock

(Sunday, October 7, 10:45-11:45 AM)

Starting Your Own Interventional Pulmonary Training Program

(Sunday, October 7, 4:45-5:45 PM)

Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine

(Tuesday, October 9, 10:45-11:45 AM)

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