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: