CHEST 2005 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine


ACCP International Scientific Assembly held in Montréal

Cardiopulmonary, sleep, and critical care experts from around the world will present the latest research related to clinical chest medicine during CHEST 2005, the multidisciplinary world congress on diseases of the chest, held October 29 through November 3, in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

The annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) will host 500 national and international experts and up-and-coming investigators as they present more than 1,000 cutting-edge research abstracts and case reports. Thousands of medical professionals will be on hand to attend more than 275 original scientific sessions, honor lectures, and satellite symposia, covering a broad range of subspecialty topics, including sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonology, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiology, and critical care.

"CHEST 2005 is an exciting time for health-care professionals. The educational program has something for every busy practitioner, from contemporary reviews, to world-renowned speakers from more than 18 countries," said CHEST 2005 Program Co-Chair Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP, Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. "Medical writers and communicators also will find our program invaluable. Hundreds of sessions will provide them with a review of the year's most prominent research in pulmonary and critical care medicine, as well as the opportunity to hear ground-breaking data being presented for the first time on such current topics as disaster medicine, lung cancer, and pandemic influenza."

New sessions and event highlights this year include:

  • Keynote Address – Denis A. Cortese, MD, FCCP, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, will discuss the need for the US to adopt a learning organization concept for health-care delivery. Dr. Cortese will propose a vision for a health-care learning organization and describe its three key components.

  • Hurricane Katrina – In this late-breaking session, discussion will center on how the hurricane has impacted medical professionals in the Gulf Coast region. New Orleans-based physicians will share their personal stories related to the disaster.

  • Disaster Medicine – Special sessions will be devoted to medical care in the wake of disasters at home and abroad. Topics will cover blackouts, hurricanes, and emerging epidemics, such as pandemic flu and SARS.

  • Literature Review Sessions – Experts will highlight the top pulmonary and critical care articles published over the last year. Discussion will include study critiques, potential for clinical impact, and information on incorporating the findings into practice.

  • Simulation Medicine – Attendees will have the opportunity to observe and participate in patient simulation demonstrations with highly developed patient models simulating realistic medical procedures. Learn about how simulation teaching and learning can be incorporated into educational programs.

  • Poster Audio Tour – Audio technology will be used to guide attendees through 200 top posters in the exhibit hall. Free CD-ROMs that capture this information will be available for attendees to take and review at their convenience.

"CHEST 2005 is a comprehensive educational and professional program for physicians and health-care providers and a source for newsworthy scientific developments in pulmonary and critical care medicine," said Paul A. Kvale, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians.

CHEST 2005 is the 71st annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, held October 29 through November 3 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. ACCP represents 16,500 members who provide clinical respiratory, critical care, sleep, and cardiothoracic patient care in the United States and throughout the world. The ACCP's mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication. For more information about the ACCP, please visit the ACCP Web site at

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