Trainee opportunities offer a place for connecting and learning

CHEST prioritizes the education, learning, and career development of trainees year-round and during the annual meeting with programming designed to enhance their experience.

At CHEST 2020, trainees can learn about the latest research as well as practical tips on how research translates to clinical management, but that’s not all, said Subani Chandra, MD, FCCP, Training and Transitions Committee Member. The meeting provides a great way for trainees to interact and learn from leaders in the field, network with trainees and faculty from other programs all over the world, and learn how to become more involved in CHEST.

“I have found so many friends and colleagues through CHEST,” Dr. Chandra said. “I have collaborated with many on research projects and scholarly work. And I have also found some of my closest friends as well as true mentors. I look forward to the CHEST Annual Meeting every year—it packs learning, networking, and fun all in one package!”

A scientific meeting can be overwhelming—with hundreds of topics and sessions to choose from—and difficult to navigate if you’re a first-time attendee or a fellow.

The Trainee Lounge acts as home base where trainees can seek advice, wade through what to attend, and relax with their peers while connecting with other faculty and young professionals. Although the lounge is virtual this year, it still offers a place dedicated to trainees and information tailored to them. The lounge will provide panel discussions, a trainee roadmap poster, and a Trainee Track PDF of what to attend during the virtual meeting.

Of course, don’t miss the popular CHEST Challenge Championship event on Tuesday, October 20.

“At CHEST, we love our trainees! You are the present and the future, and every day the future gets bigger, better, brighter!” Dr. Chandra said.

More information to come.

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CHEST 2020 Trainee Opportunities

Virtual Trainee Lounge

  • Attend educational sessions geared towards trainees and fellows.
  • Hang out, catch up, and network.
  • View the Trainee Roadmap poster.
  • Download the Trainee Track—a PDF of what to attend during virtual CHEST 2020.

Live Case Report Sessions

  • Medical Students COVID-19: Sunday, October 18 | 4:15 pm CT
  • Fellows COVID-19: Monday, October 19 | 1:45 pm CT
  • Fellows Diffuse Lung Disease: Tuesday, October 20 | 10:00 am CT
  • Medical Students Critical Care: Wednesday, October 21 | 7:30 am CT

CHEST Challenge Championship

  • Tuesday, October 20 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CT

It’s game on! Cheer for your favorite team during the CHEST Challenge Championship. Fellow members competed in preliminary rounds in April, and now players from the top three teams will go head-to-head in a virtual Jeopardy!-style game. Watch the teams compete online while challenging your own knowledge. Who will take the title this year? Watch and find out.

Are you registered for CHEST 2020?

Join your colleagues for four days of interactive, top-tier education on Sunday, October 18, to Wednesday, October 21, with dozens of live sessions and 50 credit hours of CME—all from the safety of your home. All CHEST Annual Meeting registrants will have access to the virtual platform until January 18, 2021.

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