WHAT: More than 800 research abstracts and case reports featuring cutting-edge investigations in pulmonary and critical care medicine will be presented at CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
WHEN: October 23-28, 2004
WHERE: Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Washington
WHO: Over 4,000 pulmonary and critical care medical professionals, including 500 national and international experts and up-and-coming investigators
EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS FOR JOURNALISTS:
- Advance review of more than 800 cutting-edge clinical research abstracts on sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonology, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiology, and critical care.
- Preview of ACCP evidence-based guidelines, including antithrombotic therapy, cough, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, aerosol, and atrial fibrillation.
- Opportunity to speak with world-recognized experts in all areas of pulmonary, critical care, and cardiac medicine.
- Full-service press room with access to computer workstations and Internet
(A complete list of topics and events can be found at www.chestnet.org)
- Disaster Medicine – Management and treatment of chemical, viral, and biological agents; post-disaster health-care issues; and patient care during a power failure or blackout.
- Public Health – Complexities of the health-care system in the United States and the impact on the physician's ability to provide patient-focused care; the US tobacco settlement agreement and fund distribution; the pending crisis in home health care.
- Medical Technology – Electronic medical records, e-health applications, and future technology regarding asthma, critical care, COPD, and home mechanical ventilation.
- Sleep Medicine – Sleep disturbances in the critical care setting and the effects of sleep-disordered breathing on driving, work-related activities, and childhood school performance and behavior.
Complimentary registration is available for all qualified journalists who wish to attend CHEST 2004. Journalists may register online at www.chestnet.org/about/press/CHEST/ or by calling 847-498-8306. A copy of the CHEST 2004 News Media and Press Room Policies and Guidelines can be found online at www.chestnet.org.
Source: Eurekalert & othersLast reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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