Mission: To promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research.
Programs: Education: the annual chest meeting and other continuing medical education activities are conducted to update clinicians on patient care strategies, prepare for subspecialty examinations, establish practice standards, preview investigative research and new science, and provide networking and career advancement opportunities.
publications: the american college of chest physicians (college) publishes a monthly journal: chest. Nearly 23,000 readers worldwide subscribe to keep up-to-date on chest-related medicine. In addition, the college publishes a number of books in the field of chest medicine.
corporate development: the american college of chest physicians also engages in various other educational programming to provide training in the area of pulmonary care.
leadership, networks, and membership: interdisciplinary, focused-interest groups are established to provide the opportunity to form a professional alliance with other members or groups who share similar expertise and concerns relative to clinical practice and/or community health issues.