This article is part of Pulmonology Advisor‘s coverage of the CHEST 2019 meeting, taking place in New Orleans, LA. Our staff will report on medical research related to asthma, COPD, critical care medicine, and more conducted by experts in the field. Check back regularly for more news from CHEST 2019.


The 2019 CHEST Annual Meeting will take place from Saturday, October 19, through Wednesday, October 23, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New to this year’s meeting is the Fish Bowl (Furthering Innovation and Science for Health), an innovation competition inspired by the reality show Shark Tank. The Fish Bowl focuses on Clinical Disease and Education and will take place over 2 days: Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22 at the Experience CHEST booth. CHEST calls it a “kinder, gentler, yet still competitive” version of Shark Tank, intended to disrupt current beliefs about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

On Sunday, October 20, Quinn Capers IV, MD, will give a keynote address titled “But I’m Not Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, etc! Implicit Bias and Discrimination in Health Care.” Dr Capers, a professor of medicine and interventional cardiologist at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, will highlight the potential effect of implicit bias in health care, as well as methods to identify and reduce biases in medical practices, and in admissions for medical school and residency/fellowship programs.


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Case-based discussions, pro/con debates, simulations, CHEST Games for augmenting medical education, and bite-sized teaching — lectures designed to give attendees the information they need in a short, digestible form, which were introduced in 2018 — are among the this year’s 400 featured sessions.

Below is a list of highlighted sessions in the 30+ curriculum areas featured at this year’s CHEST meeting:

Allergy and Airway

Sunday, October 20

Beyond Spirometry: New Developments in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Severe Asthma

Tuesday, October 22

What Else Can I Do for My Severe Asthma Patient? A Focus on Advanced Therapies

Wednesday, October 23

Problem-Based Learning 2019: Approach to the Patient With Asthma-COPD Overlap

Chest Infections

Sunday, October 20

Adjunct Therapies for the Treatment of Pneumonia

Monday, October 21

Controversies in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Treatment

Tuesday, October 22

TB or Not TB: That Is the Question: Better Ways to Diagnose Tuberculosis

Critical Care

Sunday, October 20

Rescue Strategies for Refractory Hypoxemia in ARDS: An Expert Update

Monday, October 21

Severe Asthma in the ICU

Tuesday, October 22

Newest Tools for Difficult ICU Airway Management

Wednesday, October 23

Controversies and Clinical Conundrums in Critical Care

Lung Cancer

Sunday, October 20

A Better Way? Making Sense of the New Malignant Pleural Effusion Management Guidelines

Monday, October 21

The Specter of Gender: The Rising Toll of COPD and Lung Cancer in Women

Tuesday, October 22

Checkpoint Inhibitor Pneumonitis: Current Concepts in Incidence, Diagnosis, and Management

Wednesday, October 23

Perspectives on Lung Cancer Screening: Past, Present, and Future

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Sleep Disorders

Sunday, October 20

State of the Art: What Is Next When CPAP Fails Your Patient With OSA?

Monday, October 21

Clues to Early Recognition of OSA in Hospitalized Patients: Impact of PAP Interventions on Outcomes and Hospital Readmissions

Tuesday, October 22

What’s Old Is New Again: Use of Nocturnal Oximetry, Transcutaneous CO2, and PAP Downloads in Adult and Pediatric Populations

Wednesday, October 23

Sleep Apnea-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension: It’s Nothing to Snore About

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Reference

CHEST Annual Meeting. http://chestmeeting.chestnet.org/. Accessed October 18, 2019.