Advice for navigating and networking your way through CHEST 2019

Aneesa M. Das, MD, FCCP
Aneesa M. Das, MD, FCCP

Aneesa M. Das, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor of Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

What’s the best way to navigate the meeting?

CHEST can be a little overwhelming at first. Opening Sessions are the most widely attended sessions and set the tone for the meeting. You will not want to miss the Opening Sessions in the Big Easy this year. The CHEST meeting is organized into educational tracks, which can help you organize your days. Using the CHEST Events app is essential, and the tracks can be easily sorted on this. You can mark which sessions you don’t want to miss, create your own personal schedule ahead of the meeting, and export it to your calendar for easy navigation.

What’s your networking advice?

Make sure you don’t miss all of the networking opportunities, as well. My top three, “Don’t Miss,” networking sessions would be: the NetWorks Mixer, the Open Forum sessions, and the Opening Reception. The Open Forum sessions consist of each CHEST NetWork’s business meeting and a featured lecture. Pick which NetWork you want to get involved with, and make sure you do not miss its Open Forum session. When you are there, make a point to come up and introduce yourself to the leadership! If you are a trainee, make sure to check out the Trainee Lounge for trainee-specific sessions and just a place to relax and connect with colleagues. I may also add in not to miss the Women & Pulmonary Luncheon and Networking Hour (for male and female attendees)!