• Bridging the communication gap across generations

    Bridging the communication gap across generations

    Have you ever had someone misinterpret your text? With different generations, there are different expectations. What you thought you said—or emailed or texted—may not be what the recipient heard. Scott Zimmer explained how to bridge that communication gap in his keynote address on Monday.

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  • Reimbursement challenges ahead in proposed CMS physician fee schedule

    Reimbursement challenges ahead in proposed CMS physician fee schedule

    A series of presentations examined reimbursement challenges of the proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rule in a session on Monday. The public comment period for the proposed final rule closed in September, and the final rule is expected later in October.

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  • The pearls and pitfalls of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy

    The pearls and pitfalls of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy

    Why is it, that after more than three decades, ICU providers have not unanimously converted to the percutaneous dilational tracheostomy technique instead of surgical tracheostomy? Hear why Ching-Fei Chang, MD, thinks the answer is multifactorial in a case-based interactive session and learn how to properly perform the technique.

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  • Clinician educators offer tips for teaching

    Clinician educators offer tips for teaching

    Clinician educators offered practical tips for instructing trainees during an interactive session on Monday. They reviewed the one-minute preceptor model, offered tips for teaching bedside procedures and for providing feedback, and went over best practices for rounding—all handy tools for a teacher’s toolkit.

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  • Mastering the art of communication, one word at a time

    Mastering the art of communication, one word at a time

    A spoken word is something you can never take back. That makes it all the more important to delicately select words when you’re discussing end-of-life care and palliative care options with a patient and their family, says Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM.

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  • New course focuses on incorporating ultrasound with airway management

    New course focuses on incorporating ultrasound with airway management

    Brian S. Kaufman, MD, FCCP, who is part of the CHEST airway interest group that focuses on airway management—putting breathing tubes in, using fiberoptic bronchoscopes, and hosting cadaver workshops—thought it would be helpful to have a workshop that also focuses on ultrasound.

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  • CHEST Foundation awards grants to scholars, young investigators, and community service volunteers

    CHEST Foundation awards grants to scholars, young investigators, and community service volunteers

    Each year, the CHEST Foundation offers grants to worthy research candidates, generous community service volunteers, and distinguished scholars. Find out who was awarded this year.

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  • Who are … the CHEST Challenge finalists?

    Who are … the CHEST Challenge finalists?

    It’s time to meet our competing finalists for CHEST Challenge at CHEST 2018! Fellows from many training programs took part in an online game earlier this year. The top three teams will play a Jeopardy!-style format live game show at the CHEST Annual Meeting. The championship will be held Tuesday night in conjunction with the Network Trainee Mixer.

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  • Physicians must identify different phenotypes in patients with HFpEF to determine best evaluation and treatment options

    Physicians must identify different phenotypes in patients with HFpEF to determine best evaluation and treatment options

    “Patients have to be studied in detail,” says Hector R. Cajigas, MD, FCCP. “They deserve a thorough evaluation, despite HFpEF being a common condition. It is a very disabling disease, and patients lose quantity and quality of life.” Hear more about what Dr. Cajigas has to say about HFpEF in a case-based session on Tuesday.

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  • Explore San Antonio

    Explore San Antonio

    San Antonio is rich in Spanish and Mexican heritage, architecture, and culture. It’s the seventh-most populated city in the United States and the second-largest city in Texas. Here are a few treasured landmarks and sites you can visit while you’re in this historic city for #CHEST2018.

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  • San Antonio Phrases

    San Antonio Phrases

    San Antonio’s vernacular is shaped by its many cultural influences. We’ve rounded up some truly puro San Antonio phrases that might come in handy as you navigate the city and work on fitting in with the locals.

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  • CHEST 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP


    CHEST 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP


    CHEST 2018 speaker Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP, loves visiting climbing gyms in other cities. Find out more about him in this spotlight.

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