Relax and recharge at the CHEST 2023 Wellness Zone

Relax and rejuvenate between sessions at CHEST 2023 by stopping by the Wellness Zone in the convention center.

Soothing massages, healthy food demonstrations, and mindful meditation sessions will provide a respite amid the bustling meeting. Daily lectures from speakers—including nutritionist, fitness expert, and author, Andrea Metcalf—will cover a variety of wellness topics.

Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP
Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP

“People can really indulge and learn about wellness practices and how they can apply them to their own lives,” said CHEST 2023 Scientific Program Committee Chair, Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP.

A team of expert practitioners will be on hand in the Pā Kalihi Courtyard (outside Room 301) to ensure attendees stay refreshed and energized, while some other sessions will take place in nearby areas.

Wellness Zone hours

(Some sessions may take place outside these times)

Sunday, October 8 – 7 am to 2 pm
Monday, October 9 – 7 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 10 – 7 am to 3 pm
Wednesday, October 11 – 7 am to 2:30 pm

Wellness Zone schedule

6:15 am to 6:45 am – Workout: Tai Chi Morning Stretch
9:15 am to 9:45 am – Lecture: Eat This, Not That: Decoding Diet Trends and Healthy Eating
11:45 am to 12:15 pm – Food Demo: Juicing vs Smoothies
2 pm to 2:30 pm – Workout: Sound Bath Healing Meditation

6:15 am to 6:45 am – Workout: Beach Dance Party
11:30 am to 12 pm – Lecture: Incorporating Meditation Into Your Daily Habits
12:30 pm to 1 pm – Food Demo: It’s All Greek to Me
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm – Workout: Tai Chi Energizing Stretch Break

6:15 am to 6:45 am – Workout: Tai Chi Morning Stretch
9:45 am to 10:15 am – Lecture: How to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Joint Pain
11:45 am to 12:15 pm – Lecture: Healthy Habits: Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Reduction Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm – Food Demo: Smart Snacking
2:45 pm to 3:15 pm – Workout: Sound Bath Healing Meditation

6:15 am to 6:45 am – Workout: Beach Dance Party
9:45 am to 10:15 am – Lecture: Mindful Living: Simple Strategies to Eat Healthier, Stretch Often, and Enjoy Life

Be a Part of CHEST 2024

Save the date for the next Annual Meeting, October 6-9, 2024, in Boston. And if you were inspired by the world-class educational sessions you attended in Hawaiʻi, learn more about how you can help shape next year’s curriculum. Submit topic ideas from areas you’re passionate about, topics affecting your practice, or new technologies you’d like to learn more about by Thursday, November 30, at 2 pm CT.