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ACCP News
Registration Now Open for Sleep Medicine 2012
Best of CHEST 2010 On Demand
CHEST Podcasts: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Practice Management
ACCP in the News


ACCP Affiliate News Update
CHEST Challenge Semifinal Teams Announced
Additional Affiliate Discussions Planned for CHEST 2011 in Experience ACCP


Recent Developments in Health Care


Health-care News
Study: Lung Cancer Scans Can Be Unreliable
Secondhand Smoke Tied to ADHD and Learning Disabilities in Children
Delays Force Feds to Propose EHR Reporting Changes


Education and Resources


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ACCP News


Registration Now Open for Sleep Medicine 2012
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January 26-29 • Phoenix, Arizona

Plan to attend this update and review of the essentials of sleep medicine. Sleep Medicine 2012 will offer relevant, practical, up-to-date instruction to help you improve your knowledge and clinical skills in the management of sleep disorders.
  • Review clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Study specific sleep problems impacting your patients.
  • Apply what you learn in clinical case management workshops.
Watch for more details, coming soon, at www.chestnet.org.

Register now.



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Best of CHEST 2010 On Demand
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Over 100 sessions and slides presented at CHEST 2010 are available for purchase, so you can review clinical content at your convenience.
  • Download mp4 and mp3 files, or watch on CD-ROM.
  • Transfer content to an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®.
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CHEST Podcasts: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Practice Management
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Sam Birnbaum, BBA, CMPE; and Brian W. Carlin, MD, FCCP, join Podcast Editor D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP, as they walk listeners through some of the new rules on billing and discuss the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation. Mr. Birnbaum's practice management article "Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Classic Tune With a New Beat, but Is Anyone Listening?" appears in the June issue of CHEST.

Listen to the podcast now.

Now available in iTunes®.

Access the June issue table of contents to read this and other articles.



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ACCP in the News
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ACCP and CHEST stories have appeared in several print and online media outlets in the past month, including: Read more about ACCP and CHEST in the news.



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CHEST Challenge Semifinal Teams Announced
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Congratulations to the CHEST Challenge 2011 semifinalists. Affiliate members (fellows-in-training) from the following nine institutions placed highest among the 86 participating institutions:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • James H. Quillen College of Medicine/ETSU
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • National Capital Consortium
  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • UCSF Fresno Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Missouri - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
These nine teams will be competing on August 30, 2011, during the ACCP Board Review Courses in San Antonio, Texas.

Learn more.



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Additional Affiliate Discussions Planned for CHEST 2011 in Experience ACCP
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As they have in past years, the Affiliate NetWork members will hold talks at CHEST 2011 in Experience ACCP on topics of interest to fellows-in-training. Planned for this year are discussions on going into private practice, contract negotiations, and how to develop your career outside of your practice. These talks will be held in Experience ACCP in the Clinical Resource Center. This informal setting will allow for conversation, questions, and discussion with the presenters.

Learn more about Experience ACCP.



ACCP Recent


NIH-Funded Study Shows 20% Reduction in Lung Cancer Mortality With Low-Dose CT

NHLBI Workshop: Comparative Effectiveness Research in Lung Diseases Workshop

Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research


ACCP Health care News


Study: Lung Cancer Scans Can Be Unreliable
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According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, CT scans to measure lung tumors can be unreliable, potentially leading patients and doctors to believe the cancer is growing when it is not. In principle, that could mean stopping a treatment that is actually keeping the tumor in check, researchers say. "The patient and the doctor both need to understand that small changes don't necessarily mean much," Dr. Gregory Riely, a lung cancer specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, told Reuters Health. More

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Secondhand Smoke Tied to ADHD and Learning Disabilities in Children
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Children exposed to secondhand smoke in the home appear to be at a 50% higher risk of neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD/ADD and learning disabilities, compared with unexposed children, according to an analysis led by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) published in the journal Pediatrics. The analysts suggest if such a link was found to be causal, then secondhand smoke in the home is responsible for more than a quarter of a million children across the United States developing ADHD and other neurobehavioral disorders. More

Delays Force Feds to Propose EHR Reporting Changes
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said, in 2012, it plans to allow eligible professionals to attest their use of electronic health records (EHRs) to collect data on clinical quality measures as part of the CMS criteria for "Meaningful Use" of EHRs. The 2010 Meaningful Use regulations required attestation only in 2011; after that, providers must report the quality data by uploading it from their EHRs to a CMS-designated Web portal. In its new proposed rule on changes in physician reimbursement, CMS explained that it would allow attestation in 2012 because it's not yet ready to accept the data online. More

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