Our members serve a critical role in lung and heart health, changing lives before disease strikes and improving public health.
When you join the American College of Chest Physicians, you're joining the global leader in chest medicine. The organization represents a group of 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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The success of the American College of Chest Physicians relies heavily on volunteers. Hundreds of volunteers make up our teams, and we value every participant. Get involved and help shape the future of the organization.
Connect With Us
Stay connected with the American College of Chest Physicians 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 any of the 22 NetWorks 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.
NEW! Take advantage of the all-new 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.
The American College of Chest Physicians is 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, the organization uses state-of-the-art simulation techniques to offer hands-on learning opportunities at 30 courses each year. We are especially known for the annual CHEST meeting and board review courses. Review our education calendar to find a course that meets your learning needs.
4. Network with renowned leaders at CHEST, the board review courses, and other events.
Attendees at the annual CHEST meeting, board review courses, and other events throughout the year have ample opportunities to meet with renowned faculty and leaders in their fields. Attend an event to network with leaders.
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 CHEST 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 the CHEST Publications platform at publications.chestnet.org.
7. Submit a topic or abstract for the annual CHEST meeting.
Help develop the program for the annual CHEST 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. Watch for the Call for Abstracts early in 2013, and next Call for Topics late fall 2013.
8. Join a committee.
The American College of Chest Physicians is a member organization with many committees working behind the scenes to ensure the organization addresses 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 OneBreath®.
OneBreath is an initiative of The CHEST Foundation that translates vital knowledge on prevention and diseases of the chest for use by members for their patients and the general public, all in an effort to promote strong lung and heart health. Providing valuable prevention resources, community outreach, and clinical grants, OneBreath needs your support to continue its work to inspire healthier families. Show your support by visiting www.onebreath.org and making a financial contribution.
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.