Expand your education—and support important patient care initiatives—with the CHEST Foundation

The CHEST Foundation is offering a host of opportunities for attendees at CHEST 2022 to reconnect with peers, support initiatives designed to improve the lives of patients with pulmonary diseases, and have a lot of fun.

The events kicked off with the CHEST Foundation 25th Anniversary Reception the evening of Saturday, October 15. Although 2021 marked the official 25th anniversary of the Foundation’s founding in 1996, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented everyone who has contributed to this outstanding history to celebrate together.

Now that we’re back together in person, this year’s invitation-only event offered attendees the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and enjoy a night filled with food, fun, and celebration of the amazing work the Foundation does—and plans to continue helping patients with lung disease in 2023 and beyond.

Understand the impact

Since its inception, the Foundation has supported initiatives that have touched countless lives around the globe, including through the creation of educational resources designed to help patients better understand their lung disease, the development of COVID-19-specific microgrants aimed at improving community outreach, and the distribution of grants to support clinicians striving to improve patient care.

One such program, the Listening Tour, conducted in 2020, has since resulted in the First 5 Minutes™ health equity initiative, providing clinicians with important education in empathetic listening and communication to foster more trusting patient-physician relationships and by extension, improve patient care. CHEST gratefully acknowledges the following founding supporters of the First 5 Minutes™: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bexar County, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi, and VIATRIS.

In addition, the Foundation is supporting Bridging Specialties™: Timely Diagnosis for ILD Patients, an initiative launched by CHEST and Three Lakes Foundation to improve the time to diagnosis for patients with interstitial lung diseases, like pulmonary fibrosis, by bringing together primary care physicians and pulmonologists.

Access inspirational education

All clinicians in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine can connect with colleagues at the Women & Pulmonary luncheon on Monday, October 17, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. This afternoon event will feature a presentation from Janet Bickel, Career and Leadership Development Coach, titled “You Are the CEO of Your Own Career.”

Ensure there’s time in your schedule to hear insights from the inspiring speakers chosen to present this year’s Honor and Memorial Lectures. These sessions, many of which are supported by the CHEST Foundation, will cover a variety of topics, including advances in COPD education, biomarkers for the bronchoscopist, reclaiming humanism in the ICU, and much more. These special lectures will be happening throughout CHEST 2022. See a list of lectures and learn more about this year’s speakers in the CHEST Events app.

Connect with donors and leaders

Visit the Donor Lounge in Room 201, where you can engage with CHEST Foundation staff and leaders at CHEST, make a donation, and get more information about how you can support initiatives to improve patient care following CHEST 2022.

Learn more about the impact the Foundation has made in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine—including through Foundation-supported grants—and what is planned for 2023.

Save your spot at CHEST 2023

Want to score a first-class experience to CHEST 2023 in Hawai’i? Donate $250 or more to the CHEST Foundation any time before December 31, 2022, to enter a giveaway for your chance to receive two first-class airline tickets, accommodations, and registration to CHEST 2023 in Hawai’i. Don’t miss this opportunity to support a great cause and ensure your attendance at next year’s event.

CHEST’s philanthropic arm since 1996, the CHEST Foundation champions lung health by supporting clinical research grants, community service projects, and patient education. To learn more, visit chestfoundation.org.

Honor lectures and awards

Do you have a colleague or mentor who should be recognized for their work in chest medicine?
Consider nominating them for a CHEST 2023 Honor Lecture or Annual Award. Nominations are
due Tuesday, January 31.