Check out what’s new at this year’s annual meeting

The CHEST Annual Meeting is full of new things this year!

CHEST Escape Room 2019: Starship Experience

Exercise your knowledge, problem-solving skills, and imagination at the CHEST Escape Room. Solve puzzles with your specialized medical team before time runs out to escape from a starship under attack, and save your extraterrestrial allies from certain doom!

Sunday, October 20, at the New Orleans Marriott

Game play will begin in the evening, with 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, and 8:30 pm time slots available.

Same day in-person registration only!

You can register at the following two locations:
Marriott Hotel Third Level from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Convention Center Help Desk from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Space is limited; so register early!
Must arrive 15 minutes before scheduled game play to check in.

Your hub for live streamed and recorded sessions, in addition to special interviews and surprises. Free for anyone. Simply sign in with your CHEST account.

Childcare at CHEST 2019

Do you bring your family to the CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans? This year, we are happy to offer the option of childcare for your children ages 6 months through 12 years old with KiddieCorp, allowing you to attend more CHEST 2019 events. This children’s program will provide exciting activities for full and half days from October 19-23, and will be located at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.


This year, CHEST introduced a new competition that will take place Monday, October 21, and Tuesday, October 22, at the annual meeting. Inspired by Shark Tank™, CHEST’s “kinder, gentler, yet still competitive and cutting-edge” FISH Bowl (Furthering Innovation and Science for Health) will feature CHEST members disrupting beliefs about how clinical care and education are performed. Health-care providers will present innovative ideas pertaining to education and clinical disease for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Wellness Zone

Working as a clinician doesn’t always allow for extra time to focus on your own mind and body wellness. After taking care of patients all day, it’s important to find the time to take care of yourself too. This year’s CHEST’s Annual Meeting is introducing a new interactive experience that aims to provide physicians with the necessary tools to decompress from the stressors of work. Visit the CHEST Wellness Zone to learn easy methods to handle stress and to relax after a long day at work. As a CHEST Annual Meeting attendee, you will learn tips and tricks geared toward improving your health and will be provided with personalized methods to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the workplace and at home.

The Wellness Zone will be located in the lobby/foyer space inside the convention center and will be open all day Sunday, October 20 – Wednesday, October 23, except during the Opening Sessions. Attendees can visit the Wellness Zone at any time with no appointment necessary.