Beginning Sunday at 3:30 pm CT, Scientific Program Co-Chairs Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP, and David Zielinski, MD, FCCP, will officially welcome attendees to CHEST 2021 during the Opening Session, which will include remarks from the current and incoming CHEST Presidents, an update from the CHEST Foundation President, and the highly anticipated Keynote Address.
“On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, CHEST leadership, and staff, Dr. Zielinski and I look forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues from around the world to CHEST 2021,” Dr. Carroll said. “We’re very excited about the innovative and immersive program we’ve put together for this year covering the latest in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine for clinicians at all levels.”
The Opening Session will recognize this year’s new initiates when President Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, introduces 105 CHEST members representing 13 countries who obtained the Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) designation over the last year. Dr. Simpson will then deliver his Presidential Speech and recognize the 2021 CHEST award winners.
Later in the program, Dr. Simpson will be joined by CHEST President-elect David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, to hold the traditional inauguration ceremony, followed by Dr. Schulman speaking about his upcoming term as CHEST President, starting in 2022.
Dr. Schulman is Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. He is currently Editor in Chief of the CHEST Physician® publication and has served on numerous CHEST committees. He is the recipient of the 2020 CHEST Master Clinician Educator Award and has received the Distinguished CHEST Educator designation each year since its inception in 2017.
Also during the Opening Session, CHEST Foundation President Ian Nathanson, MD, FCCP, will update attendees on the Foundation’s activities and initiatives and recognize this year’s grant awardees. In 2021, the Foundation awarded $675,000 in clinical research and community service grants to 27 individuals.
The Opening Session will conclude with the Keynote Address, Perseverance and Motivation: Empathetic Medicine Amidst COVID and Beyond, which will be delivered by Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP. Dr. Haynes is Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Admissions in the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi. He serves on CHEST’s Training and Transitions Committee and Scientific Program Committee and is past chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable.
In his address to CHEST 2021 attendees, Dr. Haynes will speak to persevering amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of identifying the things that keep us motivated. He will also talk about the importance of empathic communication with patients and the need to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce in medicine.
Opening Session Agenda:
- Welcome to CHEST 2021 – Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP, and David Zielinski, MD, FCCP, Co-Chairs, 2021 Scientific Program Committee
- Welcome, Presidential Speech, and Award Recognition – Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, President
- CHEST Foundation Presidential Remarks and Grant Recognition – Ian Nathanson, MD, FCCP, President, CHEST Foundation
- Passing of Presidency – Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, President, and, President-Elect David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP
- Incoming President’s Speech – David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP
- Keynote Introduction – Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, President
- Keynote Presentation: Perseverance and Motivation: Empathetic Medicine Amidst COVID and Beyond – Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP
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