ACCP NetWorks at CHEST 2012

ACCP NetWorks are interdisciplinary special interest groups that focus on particular areas of chest medicine. Join NetWorks to connect with other professionals who have similar interests and help plan educational sessions; take on leadership roles; participate in the development of policies, opinions, and position statements affecting your field; and more. NetWork members have exclusive access to the new, private, online platform, the ACCP e-Community. NetWork membership is open to all ACCP members. Learn more.

Get Involved With NetWorks During CHEST 2012

NetWork Open House
Sunday, October 21 • 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Attend the inaugural NetWork Open House to learn about opportunities available through NetWork participation, including involvement with the ACCP e-Community. NetWork leadership will discuss projects within their NetWorks. Plus, Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, CHEST 2012 Program Chair, will share valuable suggestions on how to get the most out of the meeting and will provide information on NetWorks involvement in session creation for CHEST. Refreshments will be available.

Experience ACCP
Monday, October 22 • 10:15 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 23 • 10:15 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24 • 10:15 am – 2:30 pm

Stop by Experience ACCP to get all the information you need to become an active voice within ACCP NetWorks and within the ACCP e-Community. Join a NetWork and log in to the e-Community. Get quick tips to succeed in connecting with your colleagues online. Plus, enter your name in a drawing for the chance to win free registration to CHEST 2013 in Chicago!

Learning Theater
Monday, October 22 • 3:00 pm

Visit the Learning Theater to watch a tutorial of the newest NetWork member benefit, the ACCP e-Community.

NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker and NetWork Highlights
Attend a NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker, open to all attendees. These sessions include a presentation on a current topic and time for discussion and networking with colleagues. And, don't miss NetWork Highlights, sessions developed by NetWorks that focus on important issues in their respective fields. See NetWork related sessions below.

Airways Disorders

Works to educate physicians and patients about airways disorders.

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Severe Asthma: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms and Management Approaches

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Airways Disorders NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Results of European Clinical Studies in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma, Physiologic and Exhaled Molecular Changes in Moderate to Severe Asthma, Pathologic Observations in Fatal Asthma

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
COPD Exacerbations: Management in the Hospital Setting and Beyond

Allied Health

Promotes the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication.

Monday, October 22
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
The Continuing Evolution of the Tele-ICU Team: Where Will It Go?

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: The Abominable Snowman—What Does It Look Like and Is It Dangerous?
In collaboration with: Respiratory Care

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Allied Health NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Are Allied Health Professionals Prepared for the New Health-care Reform?

Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery

Focuses on pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including those issues related to critically ill patients.

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tachyarrhythmias in the ICU

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Gender Disparity in Cardiovascular Disease: Bias or Biology?

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Cardiac Shock

Chest Infections

Serves as the main resource and forum for issues related to pulmonary infections for the ACCP leadership, membership, and outside organizations.

Sunday, October 21
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Clinical Controversies in Pulmonary Infections

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Chest Infections NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Update in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

Wednesday, October 24
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Infections in the ICU: Appropriate Antibiotic Use or Unnecessary Medication?

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine

Meets the needs of the generalist pulmonary physician or those members who have a broader focus in pulmonary medicine other than disease-specific.

Monday, October 22
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Predictive Health In Pulmonology: The Case of the Pulmonary Nodules

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Volumetric Analysis of Pulmonary Nodules: Impact on Clinical Decisions in Diagnosis and Management

Wednesday, October 24
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
COPD: It’s Not Just the Lungs

Clinical Research

Offers a clinical research, research ethics, and regulatory issues multidiciplinary discussion forum for all ACCP members interested in these activities.

Sunday, October 21
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What Are the Different Types of Nonfinancial Conflicts of Interest and How Should They Be Disclosed Among Investigators, Presenters, and Practitioners?

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Clinical Research NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Great Expectations: The Power of the Placebo Revisited

Wednesday, October 24
11:15 pm – 12:30 pm
The Future of Peer-Reviewed Publication

Critical Care

Enhances the scientific knowledge, evidence-based medicine, and clinical practices that further our understanding of the mechanism and management of acute and life-threatening critical illness, as well as the organizational attributes associated with the optimal delivery of critical care services.

Sunday, October 21
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Leadership in the ICU: Achieving Optimal Outcomes

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Critical Care NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: ICU: Where We Came From and Where We Are Going, Distinguished Scholar Award Update

Tuesday, October 23
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Ventilation in ARDS: What Really Works?

Cultural Diversity in Medicine

Focuses on making a difference in the lung health of minorities and children.

Sunday, October 21
7:30 am – 8:45 am
COPD: Is the Disease Different in the African American Population?

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Cultural Diversity in Medicine NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Diversity and Disaster Management From the Perspective of a Respiratory Care Practitioner

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Mandating Cultural Competency: Should Physicians Be Required to Take a Course?

Disaster Response

Works to deliver timely and relevant disaster medicine education to ACCP members.

Sunday, October 21
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Providing Quality Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine During Complex Disasters in the Developing World
In collaboration with: Critical Care

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Disaster Response NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Pulmonary Blast Injury

Wednesday, October 24
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Strategies to Manage Surge in Your ICU
In collaboration with: Critical Care

Home Care

Comprises members who care for patients in the home or who have special interest in promoting the development of home care as a viable alternative to in-hospital care.

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Home Care NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Unplanned Transfers: A Key Quality Issue

Tuesday, October 23
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Hospital to Home-care Dismissal Patient Venues: Pitfalls and Solutions

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Pulmonary Care in Neuromuscular Disease

Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease

Advocates for patients with IDLDs by educating both health-care providers and patients.

Sunday, October 21
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Clinical Phenotypes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Do They Tell Us About Mechanism and Management?

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: The Relationship Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Life and Death: How Demographics Affect Diagnosis and Prognosis in Interstitial and Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases

Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures

Focuses on invasive procedures performed by chest physicians.

Sunday, October 21
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Roadmap to the Outskirts of the Lung

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Beyond the Diagnosis of Just Lung Cancer: Knowledge and Technology to Obtain Information on Tumor Molecular Biology

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Interventional Chest Diagnostic Procedures NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Molecular Markers

Occupational and Environmental Health

Promotes the advancement of patient care and public health in order to reduce the incidence of occupational and environmental lung disease and other conditions attributable to toxic in halation exposures.

Sunday, October 21
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Acute Inhalational Illnesses and Injuries: Case-Based Discussions and Literature Update
In collaboration with: Disaster Response

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Occupational and Environmental Health NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Updates in New Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Emerging Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases: A Case-Based Discussion and Literature Update

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Focuses on education, awareness, and project implementation related to palliative and end-of-life care. Clinical issues range from pain management to cultural diversity in palliative care.

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Palliative and End-of-Life Care NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Telemedicine for Palliative Care Consultation Prior to Transfer of Critically Ill Patients to Their Tertiary Care Hospital

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
End-of-Life Care in the Movies: When Art Imitates Life

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Communication Challenges: Responding to "I Want Everything Done"

Pediatric Chest Medicine

Advances the clinical practice of pediatric chest medicine through the enhancement of knowledge and promotion of best practices and optimum care of patients, pediatric-focused research, and advocacy for pediatric causes.

Sunday, October 21
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Palliative Care: Not Just for Adults—The Emerging Field of Pediatric Palliative Care
In collaboration with: Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: TBD

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Intermittent Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children With Mild Asthma: A Pro/Con Debate

Practice Operations

Stimulates the active exchange of ideas and knowledge between physicians and practice administrators as it applies to the business side of clinical pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, increasing quality patient outcomes, aiding in the delivery of prompt service, and maximizing reimbursement by optimizing practice efficiency.

Sunday, October 21
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Compensation for Physicians Performing Administrative Duties at a Hospital: Options, Negotiations, and Stark Laws

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Developing a Clinically Integrated Network: Steps Toward Accountable Care

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Practice Operations NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: How to Use the Media to Improve Health in Your Community

Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation

Focuses on increasing the understanding of pulmonary physiology and function and incorporating that knowledge into clinical practice, including pulmonary rehabilitation.

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Vascular Disease

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Interesting Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Cases

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sleep Disorders in Chronic Lung Disease: Exercise Training and Other Management Strategies

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Focuses on helping the pulmonary vascular disease community, including physicians, allied health-care professionals, and patients to achieve the best possible patient-focused care through advancement of education and research.

Monday, October 22
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Should I Treat This Patient With Pulmonary Hypertension? Case-Based Presentations and Contemporary Management Issues

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Critical Illness and Pulmonary Hypertension: When a Bad Situation Turns Worse

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Pulmonary Vascular Disease NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Sex, Drugs, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Distinguished Scholar Update: Perioperative Management of Patients With Coronary Stents Who Require Elective Surgery

Respiratory Care

Works to improve the knowledge and care of patients requiring respiratory care through education, research, and collaboration of health-care providers, patients, and support groups.

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ventilator Management Symposium: Practical Application of Ventilator Graphics
In collaboration with: Critical Care

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Respiratory Care NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: 2015 and Beyond, COPD and Cyberspace
Distinguished Scholar Update: Perioperative Management of Patients With Coronary Stents Who Require Elective Surgery

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Controversial Issues Regarding Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation
In collaboration with: Critical Care

Sleep Medicine

Strives to promote sleep medicine as a specialty, provide educational and research opportunities, and raise awareness of issues pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine.

Tuesday, October 23
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Novel PAP Therapies: When and How to Use Them

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Sleep Medicine NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: Sleep and Aging

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Systemic Disorder

Thoracic Oncology

Advances the concept of multidisciplinary care of the patient with thoracic cancer.

Monday, October 22
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Thoracic Oncology NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: MicroRNA Biomarkers for Lung Cancer

Tuesday, October 23
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Measuring Quality of Care in Lung Cancer
In collaboration with: Quality Improvement Committee

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, Asia, and Europe

Transplant

Promotes education and advancement in transplantation medicine to health-care providers and patients by identifying clinical problems in this subspecialty and addressing the dissemination of information.

Sunday, October 21
10:30 am – 11:45 am
New Frontiers in Lung Transplantation: Improved Organ Utilization and Improved Candidate and Recipient Support

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Critical Care Management of the Lung Transplant Patient

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Transplant NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: The Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Lung Transplantation

Women's Health

Works as an interdisciplinary group of members with common interests unique to patient-based and/or member-based issues in women's health. This NetWork is open to anyone (men or women) interested in women's health issues.

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pulmonary Manifestations of Gynecologic and Breast Malignancies

Tuesday, October 23
7:30 am – 8:45 am
Womens Health NetWork Forum With Featured Speaker: TBD

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Critical Care in Pregnancy