New Session Types

Enhance your learning experience with new education offerings to enhance an already-robust learning opportunity. Check out the new sessions types.

STEP: Subject Track for Education and Performance

STEPs offer non-lecture-based breakouts in conjunction with morning education symposia. They may take the form of a case-based scenario session, small audience-response-based interactive discussion, or a simulation-enhanced learning session.

Self-Study Stations

Self-study station offer short, intensive, immersive experiences focused on particular disease states or clinical application. Walk through an experience designed to help you improve the diagnosis and treatment of PAH, differential diagnosis and treatment of asthma and COPD, diagnosing and treating NSCLC and radiologic examination of the patients. Self-study stations will be in the foyers of the convention center:

Sunday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 24
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SEGS: Simulation-Enhanced General Sessions

SEGS small breakout sessions to study clinical techniques through focused, case-based discussions and hands-on exercise using simulation equipment. SEGS will be free to attend, but space will be limited to the first 20 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to arrive early. SEGS will take place in the Clinical Resource Center:

Monday, October 22
10:30 am – 11:15 am
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23
10:30 am – 11:15 am
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 24
10:30 am – 11:15 am
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Sessions will include:

  • Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer with EBUS: State of the Art 2012
  • Difficult Decisions in Airway Management: A Case-Based Discussion
  • Use of Ultrasound in the Rapid Clinical Assessment of Pulmonary and Critical Care Patients
  • Utilizing Mechanical Ventilator Waveforms to Assess a Critically Ill Patient in Respiratory Failure

SCID: Small Case-Based Interactive Discussions

SCIDs use audience response systems to involve you in case-based discussions centered around a disease. Responses are shared with participants, so you can compare answers with your peers. Sessions include PAH, asthma/COPD, echocardiography/PA catheters, polysomnography, and PFTs. Sessions are free to attend, but only the first 30 attendees are guaranteed spots. Arrive early to reserve your space. SCIDs take place in the Clinical Resource Center:

Monday, October 22
10:30 am – 11:15 am
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23
10:30 am – 11:15 am
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 24
10:30 am – 11:15 am
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Sessions will include:

  • Echocardiography and/or Pulmonary Artery Catheters in the ICU: Under Pressure
  • Cases Where Sleep-Disordered Breathing Did Not Play by the Rules
  • Asthma and COPD—The PFT Challenge
  • Pulmonary Hypertension—Getting to the Heart of the Matter