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CHEST Foundation NetWorks Challenge


The CHEST Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the first round of the 2017 NetWorks Challenge! Our first place winner, Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease NetWork, and our second place finisher, Women’s Health NetWork, both receive session time at CHEST 2017 on a topic of their choice and two travel grants to help their NetWork members attend CHEST 2017.

Our first place NetWork, Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease, reached 100% participation from their Steering Committee in the first round of the challenge. At CHEST 2017, they will host a session titled, “Shift Work Sleep Disorders: Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Occupational Performance and Safety” on Tuesday, October 31, 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm.

The Women’s Health NetWork was directly behind our first place finishers with more than 90% participation. Their session, “Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant Woman: Balancing Two Patients and Two Lives” will be on Monday, October 30, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. This session will focus on identifying the ethical considerations in managing a critically ill patient, foster appreciation of the complex clinical and ethical issues involved in managing the brain-injured or brain-dead pregnant woman, and identify the indications, method, risks, and benefits of perimortem Cesarean section.

Be sure to attend these two sessions while you are at CHEST 2017, and please join us in congratulating the winners of the first round of the NetWorks Challenge.

Don’t forget, there is still time to win Round 2 and Round 3 of the NetWorks Challenge.

Learn more about the challenge at

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