Extend your educational experience with Master Classes

The islands of Hawaiʻi are the perfect place for a deep dive, and CHEST 2023 offers the educational equivalent of a deep water experience with advanced-level Master Classes.

Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP
Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP

Education Committee Chair, Amy E. Morris, MD, FCCP, said the committee is always looking for ways to create useful, effective learning experiences for meeting attendees—particularly for experienced clinicians who are looking for a challenge.

Available as an addition to registration for the CHEST Annual Meeting, Master Classes will take education a step further and will provide in-depth learning opportunities into specific clinical areas led by distinguished faculty. The classes will take place before and after the annual meeting (post-CHEST classes will be held in the southern region on Maui in Wailea) and are open to both meeting registrants and nonregistrants.

“The approach we are taking this year is a more tailored one, with in-depth pathophysiologic research and conversational interactive learning with true masters in the field,” Dr. Morris said.

Classes will involve both didactic learning and interactive, case-based challenges. And while there are fewer selections for courses than there have been in past years’ postgraduate course offerings, Dr. Morris said these will be more intense.

“We will take a look at cases that are not easily addressed by clinical guidelines or by a quick and easy read of the literature,” Dr. Morris said. “These courses will be of particular interest to seasoned professionals who’ve been practicing for a time but are open to all who want that extra education that goes past the surface of what’s easy to find out there online.”

Registration for CHEST 2023 is now open. For more information on CHEST 2023 educational offerings, browse the preliminary program. Here are the Master Classes available this year:

October 7 (Honolulu on Oʻahu)

How I Do It – Challenging Cases in Sleep Medicine
7:30 am – 12 pm
Expert sleep faculty will guide participants through challenging cases, offering a window into their own clinical approach. This Master Class will feature cases that address clinical controversies, “grey areas” in the literature, and recent updates to clinical practice guidelines and practice-changing research.
Faculty: Babak Mokhlesi, MD, FCCP; Timothy Morgenthaler, MD, FCCP; Lauren A. Tobias, MD, FCCP; and Lisa F. Wolfe, MD, FCCP

Interstitial Lung Disease
7:30 am – 12 pm
Faculty will cover cutting-edge issues, clinical controversies, and the latest research related to interstitial lung diseases (ILDs).
Faculty: Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, FCCP; Jonathan H. Chung, MD; Tejaswini Kulkarni, MD, MBBS, FCCP; Ganesh Raghu, MD; and Mary Beth Scholand, MD, FCCP

Advances in Lung Cancer – Rocketing Forward With the Cancer Moonshot
7:30 am – 12 pm
Nearly all aspects of diagnosis, evaluation, and management of lung cancer have rocketed forward in a remarkably short span of time, resulting in a rapidly expanding array of treatment options that lead to better outcomes for all cancer stages. Key changes in best practices based on recent clinical and scientific discoveries will be discussed by experts in the field, using a case-based interactive format with discussion on rapidly evolving topics.
Faculty: A. Christine Argento, MD, FCCP; Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FCCP; Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, Master FCCP; and Lynn T. Tanoue, MD, FCCP

Pulmonary Hypertension – Expert Didactics and Discussion
7:30 am – 12 pm
There have been rapid recent advances in the field of pulmonary hypertension, including exciting new drug targets in clinical trials. Despite these advances, diagnosis and appropriate treatment selection remain a challenge. This course will provide an in-depth exploration of pulmonary hypertension pathophysiology, diagnostic strategies, and therapies, both current and future, as expert faculty discuss updated guidelines, complex cases, and unique clinical scenarios.
Faculty: Jean M. Elwing, MD, FCCP; Peter Leary, MD, PhD; and Namita Sood, FCCP

October 12 to 13 (Wailea on Maui)

2023 Pulmonary Literature Review and Complex Case Presentations – An Interactive Course With the Masters in Pulmonology
Day 1: 12:55 pm – 5:30 pm
Day 2: 7:25 am – 12 pm
Expect a high-level literature review performed by master clinicians in each of eight areas: bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacteria, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, ILD, women’s health, pulmonary hypertension, and pneumonia.
Faculty: Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP; Kevin M. Chan, MD, FCCP; Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP; Diego J. Maselli, MD, FCCP; Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, PhD, FCCP; Linda Rogers, MD, FCCP; Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, Master FCCP; and David J. Steiger, MBChB, FCCP

Avoiding Catastrophic Crisis in the ICU and Mastering Critical Care
Day 1: 1 pm – 5 pm
Day 2: 7:30 am – 12 pm
Through debates and panel discussions, this course will focus on difficult clinical case scenarios, including resuscitation, ventilator management of acute respiratory failure, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, interpretation of ventilator waveforms, postcardiac arrest care, time-limited trials of interventions, sedation and analgesia—especially of the patient with substance abuse—and sepsis.
Faculty: Kristin Burkart, MD, MS, FCCP; David Janz, MD; Patricia A. Kritek, MD, FCCP; Matthew E. Prekker, MD; Nida Qadir, MD; Todd W. Rice, MD, FCCP; and Jonathan Sevransky, MD, FCCP