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CHEST 2004 registration open to media

September 08, 2004

WHAT: More than 800 research abstracts and case reports featuring cutting-edge investigations in pulmonary and critical care medicine will be presented at CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

WHEN: October 23-28, 2004

WHERE: Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Washington

WHO: Over 4,000 pulmonary and critical care medical professionals, including 500 national and international experts and up-and-coming investigators

  • Advance review of more than 800 cutting-edge clinical research abstracts on sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonology, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiology, and critical care.

  • Preview of ACCP evidence-based guidelines, including antithrombotic therapy, cough, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, aerosol, and atrial fibrillation.

  • Opportunity to speak with world-recognized experts in all areas of pulmonary, critical care, and cardiac medicine.

  • Full-service press room with access to computer workstations and Internet


(A complete list of topics and events can be found at
  • Disaster Medicine - Management and treatment of chemical, viral, and biological agents; post-disaster health-care issues; and patient care during a power failure or blackout.

  • Public Health - Complexities of the health-care system in the United States and the impact on the physician's ability to provide patient-focused care; the US tobacco settlement agreement and fund distribution; the pending crisis in home health care.

  • Medical Technology - Electronic medical records, e-health applications, and future technology regarding asthma, critical care, COPD, and home mechanical ventilation.

  • Sleep Medicine - Sleep disturbances in the critical care setting and the effects of sleep-disordered breathing on driving, work-related activities, and childhood school performance and behavior.


Complimentary registration is available for all qualified journalists who wish to attend CHEST 2004. Journalists may register online at or by calling 847-498-8306. A copy of the CHEST 2004 News Media and Press Room Policies and Guidelines can be found online at
CHEST 2004 is the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, being held October 23-28 in Seattle, WA. ACCP represents 16,000 members who provide clinical respiratory, critical care, and cardiothoracic patient care in the United States and throughout the world. The ACCP's mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication. For more information about the ACCP, please visit the College's Web site at

American College of Chest Physicians

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