The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announced today at its CHEST Annual Meeting in Austin that CHEST World Congress 2016 will be held in Shanghai, China, in April 2016. Clinicians specializing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine from around the world are expected to participate in the event, offered with support of the Chinese Thoracic Society (CTS).
Delegates who attend CHEST World Congress 2016 in Shanghai will participate in a variety of educational experiences ranging from hands-on simulation training and keynote addresses to presentations by leading health-care experts and reports on the latest research in chest medicine.
“We are pleased to announce Shanghai, China, as the location of our next CHEST World Congress,” said Paul A. Markowski, executive vice president and CEO at CHEST. “We expect that this congress will attract clinicians practicing in China, across the Asia Pacific region, and throughout the world who will benefit from the educational and clinical resources CHEST delivers to help improve patient care.”
“We are already working to make CHEST World Congress 2016 in Shanghai bigger and better,” said Michael H. Baumann, MD, MS, FCCP, president of the American College of Chest Physicians. “This CHEST World Congress will complement the launch last summer of our pulmonary and critical care fellowship training program in partnership with the Chinese Thoracic Society. The first graduates will complete their training in the summer of 2016, shortly after our World Congress.”
“This program will offer the great clinical science our clinicians have come to expect from CHEST and will be easily accessible for our global community,” added Darcy Marciniuk, MD, FCCP, CHEST World Congress 2016 program co-chair. “We look forward to a robust congress with opportunities for networking, our signature simulation education, as well as presentations by international thought leaders in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.”