American College of Chest Physicians
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The American College of Chest Physicians is a medical organization of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine specialists that works to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research. We are the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care.
Innovative Chest Medicine Education
Our innovative education options include live learning, online learning, and self-study products. Our live learning opportunities are schedule through the year, with many taking place at our new Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center. This state-of-the-art facility includes an auditorium, simulation rooms, education breakout rooms, and a wet and dry laboratory, so care teams can come together for hands-on learning that helps them put the latest clinical advances into immediate practice. We incorporate our simulation education into Advanced Clinical Training Certification Programs that professionals can complete to refresh or master skills in critical care, ultrasonography, bronchoscopy, airways management, mechanical ventilation, and critical care management.
Each year, we hold our CHEST annual meeting, offering 5 days of clinical instruction with hundreds of sessions focusing on relevant pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine topics. We also offer board review courses annually to act as a filter to all the clinical information, helping physicians focus their study plan on exam-relevant material. In March 2014, we will host CHEST World Congress 2014 in Madrid, Spain. This ground-breaking event will be the first global gathering of leading respirologists, critical care physicians, sleep specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons and allied healthcare professionals from all regions of the world to share best clinical practice.
Our clinical education program is internationally recognized and accredited. We hold Accreditation With Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, placing us in the highest tier of continuing medical education providers. Plus, as the first medical society ever to receive accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, we are an international leader in providing hands-on learning opportunities.
Each month, our premier CHEST Journal features peer-reviewed original research and relevant insights in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine. Through CHEST, we publish world-renowned, evidence-based practice guidelines in lung cancer, thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy, cough, and more. Our guidelines and consensus statements are highly regarded for their rigorous methodology and are referenced by practitioners around the world to help deliver the highest quality care to patients.
CHEST is widely accessible, available in print, online, on the mobile Web, and as an app for Apple devices. More than 350,000 readers access CHEST monthly. Readers use it to find the latest research as well as access podcasts and a variety of insightful series.
Our global community of health-care professionals means more ideas, perspectives, and options. We are a remarkably diverse community of more than 18,700 experts and peers from more than 100 countries, representing the entire clinical chest medicine team and a wide range of disciplines. Together, we exchange ideas, mentor one another, learn and advance knowledge collaboratively.
We help every member of the team be prepared to make the most of his or her role and work at peak performance. Our education is targeted to physicians, respiratory therapists, critical care nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and emergency medicine professionals, so each team member can work confidently and ultimately drive better patient outcomes.
Key benefits to all members include access to cutting-edge, original research published in the CHEST Journal, networking opportunities within the online e-Community, access to evidence-based guidelines, and discounts to many dynamic clinical education opportunities.