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Critical Care Mechanical Ventilation: Mastering Today, Envisioning Tomorrow

  • Member Price: $2,369.00 - You could save $330.00 as a member of CHEST.

  • List Price: $2,699.00

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About this course

Dates: July 24-26, 2024 | Credits: 29.75 | Location: CHEST HQ in Glenview, IL

Thousands of learners have successfully used this hands-on course over several decades to help their patients with respiratory failure. The continually evolving curriculum focuses on solving clinical problems using the principles of mechanical ventilation such as ventilator modes, graphic analysis, lung mechanics, and respiratory physiology.

What you'll learn

Core principles of mechanical ventilation with a keen focus on lung protection

How to manage patients with severe oxygenation impairment

The art of analyzing ventilator graphics to adapt to changing lung mechanics and achieve optimal patient-ventilator synchrony

Effective strategies to optimize the use of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy and noninvasive ventilation

How to confidently navigate ventilator emergencies and troubleshoot difficult situations

Overview of ongoing debates and conundrums in the field of mechanical ventilation

Who should attend

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Fellows

All experience levels

*CME credits are subject to change

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Study with the experts. Pass your exam.

Course content follows the ABIM critical care medicine blueprint for the 10-year Maintenance of Certification exam and the LKA.

Cardiovascular Disorders: 17.5%


Critical Care Ultrasound Scanning: 2%


Gastrointestinal Disorders: 5%


Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders: 5.5%


Infectious Disease: 12%


Neurologic Disorders: 9.5%


Pharmacology and Toxicology: 4.5%


Pulmonary Disease: 20%


Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders: 15%


Research, Administration, and Ethics: 2%


Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation: 7%


Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course.

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Holds Accreditation With Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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First medical association in the United States to receive accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Meet Your Instructors

CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP, Chair

Professor of Medicine
Duke University

Durham, NC

John Davies, MA, RRT, FCCP, Chair

Clinical Research Coordinator
Respiratory Care Services
Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC 

J. Brady Scott, PhD, RRT, FCCP, Faculty

Associate Professor, Program Director
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Division of Respiratory Care
Rush University

Chicago, IL

David L. Bowton, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Professor Emeritus, Section on Critical Care
Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Winston Salem, NC

Briana Short, MD, Faculty

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy,
and Critical Care Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

New York, NY

Tyler Weiss, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FCCP, Faculty

Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Division of Respiratory Care
Rush University, College of Health Sciences

Chicago, IL

Natalie H. Yip, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
Section Chief for Critical Care, Milstein, Allen, and Westchester Hospitals
Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit and Medical Critical Care Services, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Vice-Chair of Inpatient Clinical Operations, Department of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY 

Health and safety information | Attendees are expected to comply with all health and safety requirements in effect at the time of this CHEST event. CHEST reserves the right to adjust requirements and will notify attendees as applicable. Attendees are responsible for checking for updates issued by the state, city, venue, or CHEST before traveling to the location.

Save big on this and future courses as a member of CHEST. Select “Register & Become a Member” to save up to $330 on on this course. Plus, you'll receive Enhanced membership for the price of Basic. Membership pricing varies based on your profession. Learn about the benefits of CHEST membership.


Physician, doctoral professional, or industry representative

Early bird rate – through June 19

$2,269 Member

$2,599 Nonmember

Regular rate – June 20 or later

$2,369 Member

$2,699 Nonmember

APPs, RTs, in-training, and retirees

Early bird rate – through June 19

$1,549 Member

$1,659 Nonmember

Regular rate – June 20 or later

$1,919 Member

$2,029 Nonmember

Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition refund requests for this course must be received in writing by 4 weeks prior to the course start date for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be given after 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you choose "Become a Member" when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

CHEST reserves the right to cancel this course no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date. If a cancellation is necessary, your registration fee will be refunded, but CHEST is not responsible for other costs of attendance, such as travel. 

To register by phone, contact our Help Team: +1 (800) 343-2227 or +1 (224) 521-9800

Day 1: 1 pm – 5:15 pm CT 
Day 2: 8 am – 3:05 pm CT  
Day 3: 7:30 am – 2:35 pm CT

Hands-on Workshops

  • Optimal Initial Mechanical Ventilator Settings 
  • Noninvasive Ventilation and High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy 
  • Oxygenation  
  • Fix the Ventilator: “What Went Wrong?”  
  • Ventilator Emergencies: “What the Heck Is Going on?”  
  • Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony

Elective Breakout Sessions

  • Manual Prone Positioning  
  • Novel Modes 
  • Novel Monitoring 
  • Graphics and Mechanics Revisited 
  • Extracorporeal Support

Live Interactive Discussions

  • Design Principles, Ventilator Modes/Pulmonary Mechanics Demonstration 
  • “Clinical Megacase” With Audience Response
  • Safe and Effective Ventilation
  • State of the Evidence 
  • Ventilator Management Conundrums and Controversies  

Online Modules

  • Design Principles of Modern Ventilators 
  • Applied Respiratory System Mechanics 
  • Patient-Ventilator Interactions 
  • Demonstration of Modes/Interactions 
  • Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury 
  • Management of Severe Hypoxemia 
  • Management of Obstructive Lung Disease 
  • Ventilator Discontinuation Process


Staybridge Suites Chicago - Glenview

2600 Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

+1 (847) 657-0002
If reserving via phone: Please reference corporate number 786818263.

  • $112.99/night plus tax for a studio suite
  • $129.99/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite

Rate includes Wi-Fi in the guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST HQ, and shuttle service will also be available. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 6 pm CT a day prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

1110 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

+1 (847) 480-1900
If reserving via phone: Request the corporate rate for the American College of Chest Physicians.

  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between January and May
  • $129/night plus tax for rooms booked between June and October
  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between November and December

The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. 

Deadlines: There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 11:59 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.  


CHEST course attendees can secure discounted flights from United and Delta. Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is recommended over Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), as O’Hare is closer to CHEST HQ. 


+1 (800) 426-1122 
Use Offer Code ZP86758781 when booking.  
*Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares. 


+1 (800) 328-1111 (phone service available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6:30 pm ET) 
Use Offer Code NM3EV when booking.  
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 number.  

Ground Transportation

Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks, although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Please note that estimated travel times can increase significantly during rush hours.

Recommended airport: O'Hare
Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate airport: Midway
Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground transportation options
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.