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Joint Statement of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative on Personal Protective Equipment
November 23, 2020 - The Critical Care Societies Collaborative, comprising 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), acknowledges all efforts to address the COVID‐19 pandemic through actions aimed at stemming the spread of the virus and protecting the lives of healthcare workers.
World Lung Cancer Day 2020 Fact Sheet
July 31, 2020 - 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.
CHEST’s Pledge for Equity
June 02, 2020 - CHEST and its members pledge to fight for every human breath and be a voice for eliminating health-care disparity in all its forms.
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Press Releases

To Meet HIV World Health Goals, Tuberculosis Treatment Must be Maintained During COVID-19 Response
November 25, 2020 - This World AIDS Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to AIDS and tuberculosis, and to ensure that TB services are maintained throughout their response to COVID-19.
CHEST announces 83rd President of the American College of Chest Physicians
November 09, 2020 - The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) announced Dr. Steven Simpson as its new President during the annual meeting held virtually from October 18-21. CHEST also confirmed the appointments of Dr. David Schulman as President-Elect and Dr. Doreen Addrizzo-Harris as President-Designate and honored Dr. Stephanie Levine, who completed her term as President and became Immediate Past President of CHEST.
World Lung Day 2020: Respiratory groups call for research
September 25, 2020 - Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organizations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call for more research to prevent, detect and treat respiratory infections.
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Recent Blog Articles

Clinical Aspects of Expanding an ECMO Program During a Pandemic
November 25, 2020 - The demand for ECMO therapy has exponentially increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. What does it take to expand an ECMO program in these circumstances? Teamwork, coordination, and...a playbook.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on COPD
November 23, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic led to increased risks in patients with COPD and created challenges in caring for this patient population. There is a dire need for the establishment of effective virtual programs and inclusive care.
How Far We Have Come
November 13, 2020 - As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, clinicians will need to prepare for even more challenges. But it seems that this next wave will be different than the first.
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