Our members serve a critical role in lung and heart health, changing lives before disease strikes and improving public health.
When you join CHEST, you're joining a global leader. We represent more than 18,700 professionals from over 100 countries who are dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and treating chest diseases. Whether you're new to chest medicine or an advanced clinician, we have unique opportunities tailored just for you.
Join the leaders in chest medicine. Become a member to take advantage of an array of benefits designed for your professional and personal advancement.
Key benefits to all members include access to cutting-edge, original research published in the CHEST journal, networking opportunities within the new online e-Community, access to evidence-based guidelines, and discounts to many dynamic clinical education opportunities.
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Connect With Us
Stay connected with CHEST and your colleagues through several platforms: NetWorks, e-Community, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Get the latest information and join the conversation. Find out more about how to get connected today.
Top 10 Ways to Get Involved
1. Join a NetWork.
NetWorks are special interest groups focusing on particular areas of chest medicine. Join one to:
- Form alliances with professionals with similar interests.
- Help plan educational sessions.
- Take on leadership roles.
- Participate in the development of policies, opinions, and position statements.
- Share information and ideas, and learn from your peers.
2. Participate in the e-Community.
Take advantage of the e-Community, a secure, online platform to help NetWork members connect, collaborate, network, share, and interact with other members around the world.
3. Attend an education course.
We are an international leader in continuing medical education for clinical pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. A driving force in the delivery of innovative clinical education programs, we offer state-of-the-art, hands-on simulation learning opportunities throughout the year. We are internationally recognized for the CHEST annual meeting and our board review courses. Review our education calendar to find a course that meets your learning needs.
4. Network with renowned leaders at events.
Attend our CHEST annual meeting, board review courses, and other events throughout the year to meet and network with renowned faculty and leaders in the respective fields.
5. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Get the latest information and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
6. Submit an article to CHEST.
CHEST features original research in pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, cardiorespiratory interactions, thoracic surgery, transplantation, airways disease, and more. More than 30,000 readers worldwide turn to CHEST in print and 400,000 people view it online each month for the latest in chest-related medicine. Submit an article for an opportunity to be published in this leading resource. Check out CHEST Publications at publications.chestnet.org.
7. Submit a topic or abstract for the CHEST annual meeting.
Help develop the program for the CHEST annual meeting by submitting ideas for topics and faculty. Or, become part of the program by submitting an abstract of your original investigative work for presentation at the meeting.
8. Join a committee.
We have many committees working behind the scenes to ensure we address the concern of members, patients, and communities. Committee nominations are typically held during the first quarter of every year. See the list of committees and scope of responsibilities, then submit your nomination to become a leader in chest medicine.
9. Support The CHEST Foundation.
The CHEST Foundation, founded in 1996, is our philanthropic arm. Supporting the foundation means you are supporting key areas of research grants and awards, youth tobacco prevention programs, patient and public education, and community service/humanitarian programs.
10. Become a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).
Become a Fellow (FCCP), and be known as a leader in clinical chest medicine. Fellows are board-certified specialists in chest medicine, surgery, or critical care medicine and devote a major portion of their practices to diseases of the chest.