CHEST 2013

October 26 – 31, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
Chair: Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP

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Recognized around the world as the authority in clinical chest medicine, the meeting will feature a learning program in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Essential updates on patient care and practice management strategies will be presented using a variety of instructional formats, including hands-on simulation, case- and problem-based presentations, small-group interactive discussions, self-study opportunities, and more.

Call for Topics
Submission Deadline: December 7

Submit your ideas for topics and faculty. Topic suggestions that support the ACCP vision and mission to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases will be considered.

The program committee would like topic suggestions to fully represent the CHEST 2013 education curriculum. Review the Topic Submissions Chart to see what topic areas are needed to help develop a relevant and well-rounded education program.

In addition, the program committee is especially interested in clinical topics and education that focus on:

  • Pulmonary infections in the global arena. Examples include the management of extensively drug-resistant TB or multidrugresistant TB, bacterial resistance and epidemiologic differences worldwide, public health challenges, or influenza A (H1N1) or pandemic prevention strategies.
  • Development of leadership skills in the pulmonary and critical care fields. Examples include supervision of the bronchoscopy suite, ICU, or sleep center; enhancement of administrative skills; or education that assists with career and leadership development within ACCP or in your professional career.
  • Critical care management, both medical (ARDS, shock, ventilator management, etc) and nonmedical (cardiovascular, surgical, neurosurgical, toxicology).
  • Sleep medicine (obstructive sleep apnea, polysomnography, preparing for a career change into sleep medicine)
  • National/international issues on health-care systems and their impact on clinical practice.
  • Health-care team-based presentations, presented from the perspective of physician, nurse and/or nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and others.
  • Presentations suited for use in self-study stations, small case-based interactive discussions, and simulation enhanced general sessions. (Learn more about these session types.)

These areas are only examples of what the program committee is looking for, not an all-inclusive list. The committee invites submissions from additional clinical areas. Refer to the Instructions for Topic Submission to learn what is required for submission.

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Call for Honor and Memorial Awards and Lectures
Nomination deadline: December 14

Each year during the annual CHEST meeting, the ACCP honors physicians who are making significant or meritorious contributions to chest medicine. Physicians are recognized for advancing work in chest medicine, mentorship and training, furthering the work of the ACCP, and more.

Nominations for the CHEST 2013 Honor and Memorial Awards and Lectures are being accepted now. Review the list of awards and lectures, then nominate colleagues who should be recognized for their distinguished work.

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