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Note from the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Chair…

Greetings from the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork! This is the second newsletter of the year from our NetWork. Mark your calendars because CHEST 2019 is fast approaching. Join us for the premier educational event in clinical chest medicine in New Orleans from October 19-23, 2019. Head to “The Big Easy” for the latest in original research, postgraduate courses, interactive case-based discussions, simulation sessions, and a myriad of novel educational opportunities.

I would like to welcome you to the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Open Forum on Wednesday October 23, 7:30-8:30 am. This will be a great opportunity to interact with members of our NetWork.

I encourage you to give us your input on current and future educational needs. Please also encourage your trainees and colleagues to participate in the NetWork.

Please designate the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork as one of your primary NetWorks on your NetWorks page to stay up to date on happenings.

Saiprakash Venkateshiah, MD, FCCP
Chair, Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork

Want to get involved?

Participate in the NetWorks Challenge: The Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork is currently in 22nd place with donations totaling $0. Donate today to win travel grants to CHEST 2019 for your NetWork! Learn more and donate today.

Join the conversation: Have an idea, suggestion, or research information you want to share? Start tweeting with the hashtag: #CHESTPulm. 

Upcoming NetWork events 
Please check out these NetWork Highlight sessions from the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork at CHEST 2019.  

Management Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodule  
Sunday, October 20 10:45-11:45 am  
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 

The M through Z of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Clinical Practice 
Sunday, October 20, 4:45-5:45 pm 
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NetWork CHEST Physician article

June 2019 CHEST Physician

Check out the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork’s latest article "Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: A diagnostic conundrum by NetWork Steering Committee members, Mohammed Adrish, MD, FCCP, and Munish Luthra, MD, FCCP, in the June 2019 issue of CHEST Physician.

In this article, the authors discuss the study where pregnancy-adapted YEARS algorithm was used for diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism. (Van der Pol et al. N Engl J Med. 2019;380 [12]:1139). The study assessed three criteria from the YEARS algorithm (clinical signs of deep-vein thrombosis, hemoptysis, and pulmonary embolism as the most likely diagnosis) in combination with d-dimer level measurement. Using this strategy, pulmonary embolism was safely ruled out by the pregnancy-adapted YEARS diagnostic algorithm across all trimesters of pregnancy, and CT pulmonary angiography was avoided in 32 to 65% of patients. This algorithm has the potential to reduce the radiation exposure to the mother and fetus.

Learning opportunities

Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pulmonologist and Intensivist 2019 August 20, 2019— Glenview, Illinois

Pulmonary Medicine Board Review 2019 August 21 - 24, 2019 — Glenview, Illinois

Get to know your leadership!

Shyamsunder Subramanian Clinical Pulm NetWork

I currently serve as the Section Chief for Specialty Clinics and the Division Chief for Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep at Sutter Gould Medical Foundation in Tracy, CA. I completed my fellowship at Case Western in Cleveland. In my academic career I was at the Baylor College of Medicine as Systems Director for the Sleep Medicine program. I completed my certification in health-care business administration from Rice University during my tenure there. Subsequently, I took a position as Section Chief for Sleep Medicine at Case Western. I then transitioned into private practice and initially took a role as Division Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Mercy Hospital West in Cincinnati before moving to the Bay Area into my current position.

I have had a long association with CHEST and have regularly put together sessions at CHEST meetings over the years. I previously served as the Chair for the Practice Operations NetWork from 2016-2018 before becoming the Vice-Chair for this NetWork. My areas of clinical research interest include obstructive airways disease, particularly on the evolving role for biologics and precision therapy in asthma and sleep medicine, particularly sleep-disordered breathing.  

Shyamsunder Subramanian, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Vice-Chair, Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork

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