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Advocacy Sessions Highlighted in CHEST Annual Meeting Program

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Advocacy Sessions Highlighted in CHEST Annual Meeting Program

Register now for CHEST’s most anticipated event of the year. Totally virtual in 2020, the sessions to be held October 18-21 will provide the informative programming, expert-driven education, original investigations, case studies, international networking, and unique content the meeting is traditionally known for—including the keynote address by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Several sessions of special interest to CHEST’s key advocacy efforts are on the program. Mark your calendar now for these and more unique sessions:

CHEST, Advocacy, and the Future

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm CT

This program addresses health-care advocacy in pulmonary medicine from past efforts to future impact. Objectives of this session include reviewing past initiatives under NAMDRC (National Association of Medical Directors of Respiratory Care); identifying the challenges currently faced by advocacy organizations; and envisioning the future of advocacy under CHEST. Speakers and topics are:

  • NAMDRC and the Legacy of Advocacy in Pulmonary Medicine, Peter Gay, MD, MS, FCCP
  • Challenges of Advocacy in 2020, Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP
  • CHEST and the Future of Advocacy, John Studdard, MD, FCCP

The Erin Popovich Endowment: The Role of Doctor and Patient in Chronic Lung Disease Education and Oxygen Therapy

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 7:30 am - 8:30 am CT

  • Patient Education and Advocacy in the Setting of Chronic Lung Disease, Jairo Melo, MD, FCCP
  • The Oxygen Tool Kit: The CHEST Foundation and Oxygen Therapy Advocacy, Rudy Anderson, CAE

Additional sessions of interest available as pre-recorded content include:

The Vaping Epidemic: From Epidemiology to Biology and Policy

  • Vaping in Latino Youth: Impact on Respiratory Outcomes and Lung Function, Fernando Holguin, MD
  • The Vaping Epidemic: Implications for Policy, Laura Crotty Alexander, MD
  • EVALI: Case Reports From the Field, Natalie Held, MD
  • The Vaping Epidemic: An Epidemiologist’s Perspective, Sarah Commodore, PhD

The Nuts and Bolts of Home Mechanical Ventilation Transition: Hospital to Home

  • How a DME Company Can Make or Break Your Discharge to Home Ventilation, Jason Ackrivo, MD
  • Canadians Do It Better: Coordinating Outpatient Care Transitions for Chronic Respiratory Failure, Sherri Katz, MD, FCCP
  • Translating the Language of Inpatient to Outpatient Ventilators, Julie Hanley, NP
  • How a Respiratory Therapist Can Make or Break Your Discharge to Home Ventilation, Laura Marchiano, RRT

Sessions throughout the CHEST Annual Meeting will contribute to attendees’ abilities to advocate for their patients on a range of topics. All content will be made available to registered attendees.


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