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National Lung Health Organizations Issue Joint Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine
December 04, 2020 - The American Lung Association, American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians issue a joint statement regarding the COIVD-19 vaccine.
Joint Statement of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative on Personal Protective Equipment
November 23, 2020 - The Critical Care Societies Collaborative, comprising the American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses (AACN), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), acknowledges all efforts to address the COVID‐19 pandemic through actions aimed at stemming the spread of the virus and protecting the lives of healthcare workers.
CHEST Supports Menthol Should Be Prohibited as Characterizing Flavor in Cigarettes
November 19, 2020 - The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) released a statement in response to the increased risk of youth initiation to smoking by way of menthol cigarettes resulting in addiction, and the reduced success in smoking cessation among youth and adults who use menthol-based smoking products.
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Press Releases

To Meet HIV World Health Goals, Tuberculosis Treatment Must be Maintained During COVID-19 Response
November 25, 2020 - This World AIDS Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to AIDS and tuberculosis, and to ensure that TB services are maintained throughout their response to COVID-19.
CHEST announces 83rd President of the American College of Chest Physicians
November 09, 2020 - The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) announced Dr. Steven Simpson as its new President during the annual meeting held virtually from October 18-21. CHEST also confirmed the appointments of Dr. David Schulman as President-Elect and Dr. Doreen Addrizzo-Harris as President-Designate and honored Dr. Stephanie Levine, who completed her term as President and became Immediate Past President of CHEST.
World Lung Day 2020: Respiratory groups call for research
September 25, 2020 - Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organizations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call for more research to prevent, detect and treat respiratory infections.
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Recent Blog Articles

How COVID-19 Turned Our Hospital—and Patients—Upside Down
April 07, 2021 - As the volume of patients requiring proning at a Chicago hospital drastically increased, a multidisciplinary group came together to create a new “Prone Team.” A respiratory therapist shares how the team improved care for their patients.
Medical Publishing in a COVID-19 World: How the Journal CHEST Adapted and Evolved
March 29, 2021 - This experience has reaffirmed the need for scholarly publications to filter content through review, exposed processes that impact the ease of submission and timeliness of review, and strengthened our understanding of the need to digest and communicate content in varied and creative ways.
Hot in Journal CHEST: March 2021
March 17, 2021 - Each month, we ask our Social Media Co-Editors of CHEST to weigh in on the hot topics in CHEST. This month, Dr. Patel shares her highlights of the March 2021 issue.
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