One of the great educational opportunities that comes with each annual CHEST meeting is the slate of postgraduate courses that kicks the meeting off. I have always found them to be in-depth, clinically relevant reviews on specific aspects of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, as delivered by the best educators and clinical experts CHEST has to offer. And, this year is no exception. We have a total of 11 courses offered this go around, including four dedicated full-day sessions on subjects as wide-ranging as lung and pleural ultrasonography, state-of-the-art practices in the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases, and a year-in-review of the best of the pulmonary literature. The American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology will hold its annual 1-day meeting at this time, as well.
For those of you who prefer our half-day courses, we have seven of those queued up for you; morning sessions focus on pulmonary hypertension, asthma, and sleep medicine, while our afternoon courses cover updates in lung cancer, critical care medicine, use of noninvasive ventilation, and our always-popular InPHOCUS case-based hands-on simulation course for pulmonary vascular disease.
It has been a little while since I attended my first CHEST meeting as a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellow, but I vividly remember thinking how incredibly valuable these courses were, how engaging and welcoming the faculty was, and how much knowledge CHEST was able to cram into a single day. Those opinions have not changed over the last 2 decades. While we think we’ve got some pretty cool stuff going on throughout the San Antonio meeting, I hope you won’t miss the chance to sign up for these incredible learning opportunities.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Texas!