Welcome Message


Athens, Greece, one of the oldest cities in the world, will set a perfect backdrop for our upcoming CHEST Regional Congress, hosted by the Hellenic Thoracic Society and CHEST. Athens attracts millions of people from all over the world every year and has both historical and modern features including the Acropolis of Athens, which contains the remains of ancient buildings of great architectural significance such as the Parthenon; the Theatre of Dionysus, the oldest theater in Greece; and the National Archaeological Museum, which houses a large collection of artwork dating back to the Neolithic Age. The historic scenery and infectious energy will invigorate you as you partake in the top pulmonary medicine review courses.

This pulmonary review will give attendees access to world-class faculty from regional and international centers of excellence. A group of exceptional CHEST and Hellenic Thoracic Society faculty, including Drs. Kevin Brown Stephanie Levine, Nicholas Pastis, and Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, Vasilis Skouras, and Vlasis Poylchronopoulos, will come together to host outstanding sessions covering a multitude of topics, including interstitial lung disease, COPD, asthma, lung cancer, pleural disease, sarcoid, pulmonary hypertension, among others. Also experience innovative and diverse education opportunities incorporating the best of the CHEST Pulmonary Medicine Board Review courses, CHEST GAMEs, and a simulation demonstration opportunity on the final day of the meeting.

Our host city of Athens offers a great opportunity to include your family in your plans. It offers adventure at every turn: visit the historic landmarks, exciting markets, and historic architecture—some of which dates back to before 400 BC. On the final day of CHEST Regional Congress, you will have additional time to explore and take in the history of this beautiful city.

We look forward to seeing you 27-29 June at CHEST Regional Congress Athens!


Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS, FCCP
Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC