CHESTBlogChest Infections Topics You Won’t Want to Miss at CHEST 2023

Chest Infections Topics You Won’t Want to Miss at CHEST 2023

Chest Infections Topics You Won’t Want to Miss at CHEST 2023

By: Katlyn Campbell
May 11, 2023

Marcos Restrepo, MD, FCCP

Marcos Restrepo, MD, FCCP

Marcos Restrepo, MD, FCCP

Marcos Restrepo, MD, FCCP

Chest Infections/Disaster Medicine/Systemic Disease Curriculum Group Chair, Marcos Restrepo, MD, FCCP, shares his insight into the CHEST 2023 educational curriculum. Read about the hot topics Dr. Restrepo is excited to see presented during education sessions in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, October 8 to 11. To see what else is in store, browse the full educational program.

“We have set up a great program this year. The schedule has almost everything represented on chest infections, from tuberculosis, nontuberculosis mycobacterium, immunosuppression conditions, endemic fungal infections, pneumonia, and more. Those are some of the big topics that we’ll be dealing with at CHEST 2023,” he said.

Key Sessions

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis Disease
ALAT/CHEST: Current Challenges in the Management of Tuberculosis
Endemic Fungal Infections: State-of-the-Art Diagnosis and Treatment
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: New Frontiers in the Oldest Disease
Controversies in the Care of Patients With Severe CAP

“We have two very exciting sessions on systemic manifestations this year. One is focused on women’s health, particularly the role women’s physiology and characteristics play in different conditions, like obstructive lung diseases. The other is about managing patients through pediatrics to adulthood,” he said.

Key Sessions

Women and Lung Disease: Sex-Distinct Care
Beyond Cystic Fibrosis: What Adult Pulmonologists Need to Know About Pediatric Lung Disease

In the area of disaster medicine, it’s important for clinicians to understand what to expect, how to prepare, and how to react. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic in mind, faculty at CHEST 2023 will discuss how clinicians need to prepare for other pathogens that may be emerging in different parts of the world, like avian influenza.

Key Sessions

Emerging Special Pathogens in 2023: What All Providers Should Know
What Medical Intensivists Need to Know About Trauma

All of these courses could apply to almost everyone, according to Dr. Restrepo. There is content that will benefit nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, and beyond. “The program has been tailored to include a diverse group of faculty experts who will provide health care providers with information they can take into their daily practice,” Dr. Restrepo said.

“As for what session I am most looking forward to—when I look at the program, I just want to make sure I will be able to attend them all because they’re all really good. I think our members put a great program together this year. But I am very excited for one pro-con debate session on immunosuppressive medications that I think will be very well attended.”

Key Session

Preventing Opportunistic Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts: Is It Even Possible?

Join Dr. Restrepo for these sessions on chest infections, disaster medicine, and systemic disease at CHEST 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Visit the annual meeting website to learn more about the meeting.


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