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CHEST 2011
Things to Know Before You Go to CHEST 2011
NEW for CHEST 2011: A Mobile-Ready Program and CHEST 2011 App
Making a CHEST 2011 Packing List, and Checking It Twice
Visit Experience ACCP in the CHEST 2011 Clinical Resource Center
Cheer for the CHEST Challenge Championship Teams at CHEST 2011
Dive in for Knowledge and Fun at CHEST 2011
Join us on Facebook/Twitter for CHEST 2011


ACCP News
From the Presidents Blog: Candid Thoughts About the Presidency
Update on 2012 Coding/Practice Management Changes
Call for CHEST 2012 Honor and Memorial Awards and Lectures


Recent Developments in Health Care
Priming With DNA Vaccine Makes Avian Flu Vaccine Work Better
Care-Coordination Initiative Announced


Health-care News
Do Hospitals Do Enough to Help Smokers Quit?
What to Say When Patients Haggle Over Their Bills
Smoking Linked to Earlier Menopause
Heart Treatment Can Help COPD Patients' Wellbeing


Education and Resources


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CHEST 2011


Things to Know Before You Go to CHEST 2011
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An e-mail listing important things to know before you go to CHEST 2011 was sent to all CHEST 2011 registrants last week. Be sure to read that e-mail before you leave for Hawaii, or review the information on our Know Before You Go Web page. Participants in the fellows conferences, members of the Convocation dais party, and new ACCP Fellow initiates can link to additional information from the Web page.

Know Before You Go



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NEW for CHEST 2011: A Mobile-Ready Program and CHEST 2011 App
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Scan this QR code with your smartphone to access a mobile-ready version of the CHEST 2011 online program and planner, or connect with your mobile device. New to QR codes? See the Program tab on the CHEST 2011 Web site for more information.

Get the free CHEST 2011 app for Apple, Android, and Blackberry devices. Search your app store for CHEST 2011 and download. FREE Wi-Fi will be available throughout the convention center.



Making a CHEST 2011 Packing List, and Checking It Twice
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In the latest From the Presidents blog post, ACCP President-Designate Darcy Marciniuk, MD, FCCP, talks about how thinking about what to pack can be as exciting as the trip itself. He also provides some insights into what he feels will be most useful to bring along on this trip, including a schedule of presentations and events to attend at CHEST 2011 and what he will happily leave at home. Read more about what Dr. Marciniuk looks forward to most during CHEST 2011.



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Visit Experience ACCP in the CHEST 2011 Clinical Resource Center
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Experience ACCP features key programs and resources available to ACCP members and other medical professionals. Visit Experience ACCP to:
  • Network and engage with ACCP leaders and staff.
  • Participate in short, informal, educational presentations in the Learning Theater.
  • Hear about involvement opportunities available through the ACCP.
  • Learn about ACCP products and resources to advance your patient care and practice management skills.
Don't miss the ACCP Simulation Education opportunities in Experience ACCP, where attendees can:
  • Navigate a 3-D bronchial tree with interactive technology.
  • Practice bronchoscopy procedures using hands-on simulation technology.
  • Explore bronchoscopy procedures through video.
  • Learn how to facilitate difficult critical care communication situations.
The four simulation experiences are part of the new ACCP Certificate of Completion programs.

Learn more about Experience ACCP.

Learn more about 2012 ACCP Simulation Education courses.



Cheer for the CHEST Challenge Championship Teams at CHEST 2011
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Cheer for your favorite team during the CHEST Challenge Championship on Wednesday, October 26. ACCP Affiliate members competed in an online preliminary round, followed by a playoff round. Now, the top three teams will go head-to-head in a Jeopardy game-show-style format to compete for monetary prizes during CHEST 2011. Don't miss these teams competing for the glory of being named CHEST Challenge champions:
National Capital Consortium;
UCSF Fresno Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care; and
University of Missouri—Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Learn more.



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Dive in for Knowledge and Fun at CHEST 2011
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Study the clinical and practical aspects of dive and hyperbaric medicine in the morning, then apply what you've learned on an afternoon diving excursion during this first-of-its-kind CHEST 2011 course, Dive and Hyperbaric Medicine Update With Practical Experience for Scuba Divers. Offered as an "additional Saturday course" on October 22, the course capitalizes on the Hawaiian tropical setting to offer a unique CME and dive opportunity.

Learn more.



Join Us on Facebook and Twitter at CHEST 2011
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Stay in the know about CHEST 2011, and share what you've learned with colleagues by joining ACCP on its social media channels. Look for photos, videos, and information on Facebook. Watch for real-time updates and up-to-date information using the hash tag #CHEST2011 on Twitter.

Join the conversation today!



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ACCP News


From the Presidents Blog: Candid Thoughts About the Presidency
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In a recent From the Presidents blog post, ACCP President-Elect Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP, discusses his upcoming ACCP presidency and its impact on his personal and professional life. He expresses gratitude for the mentoring he received from others to help him prepare for his new role.

Read the full blog post.

From the Presidents is updated regularly by the ACCP presidential line, including the current and immediate Past Presidents, the President-Elect, and the President-Designate.

Read archived blog posts.



Update on 2012 Coding/Practice Management Changes
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An exciting new Web-based platform for ACCP's wealth of coding, reimbursement, and practice management resources is currently being planned. In order to facilitate planning for this new searchable electronic format, updates for 2012 only will be published in select issues of CHEST Physician. The ACCP will not be publishing a 2012 edition of Coding for Chest Medicine.

Learn more about Coding for Chest Medicine 2011.



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Developments in PAH Treatment


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Call for CHEST 2012 Honor and Memorial Awards and Lectures
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During the annual CHEST meeting, the ACCP honors physicians and scientists who are making significant contributions to chest medicine. These honorees are recognized for advancing work in specific areas of chest medicine, mentorship and training, furthering the work of the ACCP, and more. Nominations for the CHEST 2012 Honor and Memorial Awards and Lectures are being accepted now. Make your nominations by the December 15 deadline.

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Priming With DNA Vaccine Makes Avian Flu Vaccine Work Better
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Studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an important proof of concept, marking a milestone toward a universal influenza vaccine that provides protection against multiple viral strains. Researchers found that the immune response to an H5N1 avian influenza vaccine was enhanced greatly in healthy adults who were first primed with a DNA vaccine expressing a gene for a key H5N1 protein. Their report describes results from two clinical studies conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Read more.



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Care-Coordination Initiative Announced
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay primary care doctors to better coordinate care under a pilot program that would require other public and private insurers to make a similar investment.

Primary care doctors will receive an average of $20 per month for each Medicare fee-for-service enrollee to coordinate care in five to seven communities where most other insurers also agree to take part.

The agency will pilot the effort under the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, federal health officials announced. Insurers must submit a letter of intent to participate by November 15 and formal applications by January 17. Read more.



ACCP Health care News


Do Hospitals Do Enough to Help Smokers Quit?
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Nearly every smoker hospitalized in the United States is given advice or counseling on how to quit, according to a new study of hospital records. However, that finding belies what researchers consider a failed attempt, initiated 9 years ago, at getting hospitals to actually help people stop smoking. The next version of the program needs to do better, experts say. More

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What to Say When Patients Haggle Over Their Bills
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With patients having a harder time than ever affording health care, consumer publications are running articles on how to haggle with doctors over prices. So, how should physicians respond to patients who have read these articles while keeping the payroll covered, the rent paid, and the doors open? More

Smoking Linked to Earlier Menopause
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Women who smoke may hit menopause about a year earlier than those who don't light up, according to a new look at past research. That is important because the age at which women stop menstruating may influence their risk of bone and heart diseases, as well as breast cancer. Study author Volodymyr Dvornyk, from the University of Hong Kong, said that women "should be aware of this effect and possible health consequences" of smoking, in addition to smoking's other known risks. More

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Heart Treatment Can Help COPD Patients' Wellbeing
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A new study published in the journal Respirology suggests that heart-related therapies potentially could improve the wellbeing of some people suffering from COPD, as the mechanisms controlling the heart play a vital role in the life quality of these patients. COPD develops as a co-occurrence of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, narrowing the airways, causing shortness of breath sometimes independent of lung disease. It often results in patients' poor physical and mental quality of life; however little is known about the determining factors. The resting heart rates of patients with COPD are often highly elevated and have decreased heart rate variability. More

ACCP Education


Register for 2012 Simulation Courses
Fundamentals of Bronchoscopy
February 9 - 10, 2012
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
February 11 - 12, 2012
Find out about these and other courses available.

GAIN Regional Summit on NSCLC During CHEST 2011
Saturday, October 22
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
There is no fee, but seating is limited. Register online.

CHEST 2011 Sessions Available for Purchase
More than 80% of the sessions presented at CHEST 2011 are being recorded and made available for purchase. Purchase Sessions


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