In the summer of 2019, clinicians began noticing and reporting scattered cases of acute lung injury associated with e-cigarette use. As of early October, 1,479 cases had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every state except Alaska. Read the latest on the vaping-related lung health from an important session at #CHEST2019.
“Good people can discriminate against other people,” said Quinn Capers, IV, MD, during his Sunday keynote address. “It is possible, that, at times, you have discriminated others. It’s so important to treat people fairly, but in our field, the medical field, it is critically important.”
CHEST President Clayton Cowl, MD, MS, FCCP, had one key message for attendees during his address: perspective.
Three experts shared how mastery-based education, a concept that focuses on learning specific skills using deliberate, focused practice and feedback, as well as simulation, provides a much more uniform level of learning and improves clinical outcomes in a Sunday session at #CHEST2019.
Hosts of the internal medicine podcast The Curbsiders, sat down with CHEST 2019 keynote speaker Quinn Capers, IV, MD, to discuss implicit bias in medicine during a live taping of the show Sunday afternoon.
Attendees will once again have the chance to make their own decisions in how to manage the airway in critically ill patients by selecting video segments that follow certain paths during the session “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure in Difficult Airway Management” on Monday.
“The best part about the annual meeting is meeting up with colleagues from all over the country I’ve worked with throughout the years via email/phone,” says CHEST 2019 attendee Stephen Doyle, DO, MBA. “Also, getting to learn and network with leaders in the field.”
In order to narrow practice gaps, improve knowledge, early recognition and diagnosis, the session “The Specter of Gender: The Rising Toll of COPD and Lung Cancer in Women” on Monday will review gender differences in epidemiology, risk assessment and prognostic factors, and screening in COPD and lung cancer. Session chair Anne Gonzalez, MD, FCCP, explains more.
Kevin M. Chan, MD, FCCP, and Victor J. Test, MD, FCCP, offer advice for first-time attendees.
Monday’s “Pulmonary NTM infections: Which Patients to Treat, Which Patients to Refer” session will update general pulmonologists about how to assess, and potentially treat, patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections—an increasingly prevalent condition.
CHEST 2019 speaker and Past President Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP, shares how he plans to take the CHEST 2019 ‘BIG Easy’ theme back home to his patients.
Delivery of effective education is a challenge not just in medicine, but in other industries as well. Viren Kaul, MD, shares how lessons learned from these other industries might provide valuable insights for medical education.