Opening Sessions

Opening sessions will feature activities and internationally renowned speakers to start your days with insightful presentations and reflections. The sessions will be themed to address current issues affecting clinical chest medicine. Kick off your day at these sessions.

Sunday, October 21—Leadership: There Must Be a Better Way
8:45 am – 10:15 am

Keynote speaker: Emmanuel Gobillot

Emmanuel Gobillot started his career in financial services. Observing the organizations he worked for, he drew a stark conclusion: there must be a better way.

  • There must be a better way to lead.
  • There must be a better way to engage an organization’s creativity, passion, and drive.
  • There must be a better way to relate to our customers.

Emmanuel has worked with leading researchers and consulted with CEOs and executive teams on questions of leadership, collaboration, and innovation. He authored The Connected Leader, referred to as a new leadership manual for a new century, and Leader Shift, a book to question if leadership is still relevant and whether it must change. One of Europe’s most sought after and engaging business speakers, Emmanuel delivers high-paced, engaging, and entertaining speeches described as “addictive.” Plan to attend his presentation on improving leadership.

Also Featuring:

  • Welcome to CHEST 2012
    Doreen Adrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP
    Paul Markowski, CAE, EVP, CEO
  • Convocation
  • ACCP President’s Address
    Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP
  • Awards Ceremony
    Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP

Monday, October 22—Driving Diversity
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Keynote speaker: Marilyn Tam

Leading in a diverse and global world, and benefiting from that diversity, is both a challenge and an opportunity. Embracing and leveraging diversity can lead to prosperity and growth within an organization. Hear Marilyn Tam share principles and action steps from her global business and consulting experiences that can help you be a successful global leader. Marilyn will focus on fostering a multicultural approach that can take advantage of diversity and help advance an organization’s mission.

Learn from someone who has “walked the walk.” Marilyn will share principles that helped propel her to lead several Fortune 500 companies, despite her challenging background. Plan to hear how embracing diversity can help you achieve greater success within your practice, organizations, and community.

Also Featuring:

  • Welcome
    Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP
  • Special presentation by The CHEST Foundation/OneBreath
    Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP
  • Awards Ceremony
    Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP

Tuesday, October 23—CHEST Challenge Championship
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Cheer for your favorite team during the CHEST Chal- lenge Championship, where the top three teams from the playoffs will compete for cash prizes in a Jeopardy-style game. Plan to watch these teams compete:

  • University of Toronto
  • Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Maimonides Medical Center

Wednesday, October 24—Innovations in Health Care
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Keynote speaker: Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra served as the nation’s first US Chief Technology Officer, reporting directly to President Barack Obama. In 2011, he was awarded the Wireless Foundation’s Industry Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, National Association of State CIOs’ Technology Champion Award, and named to Modern Healthcare’s List of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (#39). Drawing on his vast experience, Aneesh Chopra clearly outlines ways technology can spur innovation and solve the vexing problems facing the domains of health care and other fields. Plan to attend and hear more about how the use of technology can change the future of health care.

Also Featuring:

  • Welcome
  • Incoming President’s Address
    Darcy Marciniuk, MD, FCCP