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Joint Statement of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative to the US Congress and Trump Administration on Social Distancing
March 27, 2020 - The Critical Care Societies Collaborative, composed of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), urge the U.S Federal, state and local governments to maintain and strengthen social distancing requirements.
World Lung Cancer Day 2019 Fact Sheet
July 31, 2019 - Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. World Lung Cancer Day is a great opportunity for us all to raise awareness about lung cancer, highlighting the key risk factors as well as screening and treatment options.
2019 Journal CHEST(R) Impact Factor Update
June 27, 2019 - The journal CHEST® has just been awarded an impact factor of 9.657, the highest in its history,
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Press Releases

Joint Statement on Multiple Patients per Ventilator
March 27, 2020 - The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (ASPF), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) issue this consensus statement on the concept of placing multiple patients on a single mechanical ventilator.
Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls to advance prevention as critical strategy to end TB
March 23, 2020 - In support of World TB Day, March 24, 2020, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American College of Chest Physicians is a founding member, urges governments to promote tuberculosis (TB) prevention as a critical component of TB elimination.
CHEST and NAMDRC announce intent to combine operations
March 12, 2020 - The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) announced today their official intention to join efforts by integrating NAMDRC activities and operations into CHEST. Pending a vote and approval from NAMDRC membership, this move will strengthen their combined efforts and further expand CHEST’s involvement in patient advocacy and policy.
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Recent Blog Articles

Hot in Journal CHEST: April 2020
April 03, 2020 - Each month, we ask our Social Media Co-Editors of CHEST, to weigh in on the hot topics in CHEST. It's April, so let's hear from one of our co-editors, Dr. Kaul, as he outlines his highlights.
CHEST: 85 Years in the Making
March 24, 2020 - In 1935, Murray envisioned a society of professionals that would teach chest medicine to each other and their peers and to create a journal educating physicians on diseases of the chest. Eighty-five years later, we’re confident Murray Kornfeld would be proud of what CHEST has become.
Graduate School During Fellowship: Negotiating the Margin
March 19, 2020 - This post is part of Our Life as a Fellow blog post series. This series includes “fellow life lessons” from current trainees in leadership with CHEST.
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