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A week-long virtual event dedicated to postgraduate courses, where medical practitioners will have the opportunity to align their current procedures with the latest clinical best practice.
These lecture-based sessions include dedicated time for interaction between participants and faculty. Participants will put knowledge into practice by taking part in group tasks led by top level faculty.
Please note that all timings are in Central European Time (CET). Recordings of each session will be made available to registered participants after the event.
An application will be submitted to EBAP (European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology) for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive will correspond to the time you spend viewing the sessions live. Please note that you will not accrue credits for watching video recordings made available after the course has taken place.
The programme will consist of the following postgraduate courses:
PG1 The various forms of SDB and their comorbidities: Relevance for diagnostic approaches and treatment decision towards patient outcomes.
Aims: This course will summarise the current knowledge regarding the impact of OSA severity from mild to severe; on risk and outcome of cardiovascular diseases, also discussing existing evidence of what is the impact of OSA with or without CPAP treatment on morbidity and mortality outcomes.
Aims: This course aim to summarise the current knowledge regarding the early recognition and effective hypoventilation treatment using various currently available treatment modalities with the scope to improve patient-centered outcomes.
This postgraduate course is also part of the ERS Respiratory sleep certified training programme. Find out more.
PG2 Paediatric respiratory diseases: Focus on infections
Aims: To provide clinicians with practical take-home messages regarding the key management and health policy issues related to respiratory disease in children focusing on airway and lung infections; to provide a state-of-the art update on four important paediatric topics: SARS-CoV-2, infections in cystic fibrosis, Tuberculosis, complicated Pneumonia.
PG3 Pleural disease: Applying the evidence
Aims: The overall aim is to synthesize the large volume of high quality trial data being published in pleural disease. This includes phase III trials in several sub-specialty areas and updated international guidelines, due to be published in early 2022.
PG4 Back to clinical physiology
Aims: To understand the basic principles of respiratory physiology and how they apply to clinical practice.
PG5 Masterclass in asthma
Aims: To describe methods of diagnosing and managing patients with asthma; to present methods of assessing and treating patients with different asthma phenotypes and monitoring the effects of treatment of asthma based on recent updates.
PG6 Masterclass in COPD
Aims: To describe methods of diagnosing, assessing and managing patients with COPD, to present methods of assessing and treating patients with different COPD phenotypes and monitoring the effects of treatment of COPD based on recent updates.
PG7 How to improve research strategies in pneumonia
Aims: The research in pneumonia is usually limited by a number of practical difficulties. We will review limitations and potential advances in this field in order to improve research and the development if future trials in pneumonia from both community and hospital settings.
PG8 The challenges of chronic noninvasive ventilation
Aims: The learning outcomes include titration of chronic NIV in patients with bulbair complaints; to learn about titration of chronic NIV in patients with COPD; to learn about the detection and clinical consequences of patient-ventilator asynchrony; to learn about the value of alternative (auto-titrating) modes.
PG9 Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension: What a pneumologist should know
Aims: Participants will learn to make the correct diagnosis in pulmonary hypertension in a step wise approach; learn the diagnostic tests in a correct order; interpret the radiology correctly; perform and interpret the right heart catheterisation data correctly; understand right heart physiology and interpret right heart parameters correctly; learn to apply this knowledge in interactive cases.
PG10 Spirometry today: From theory to practice
Aims: To understand the basic principles of spirometry and how and to perform it standardized and safe in practice following the new standardization of Spirometry (ATS-ERS) 2019 Update and in/after COVID-19 time..
Full programme for the ERS International Congress
Registration to the Postgraduate courses are available via the ERS Congress registration platform
|Postgraduate course||ERS member||Non-members|
|Full week of PGs: Access all of the postgraduate courses||€90||€130|
|PG1 The various forms of SDB and their comorbidities||€60||€90|
|PG2 Paediatric respiratory diseases: Focus on infections||€30||€40|
|PG3 Pleural disease: Applying the evidence||€60||€90|
|PG4 Back to clinical physiology||€30||€40|
|PG5 Masterclass in asthma||€30||€40|
|PG6 Masterclass in COPD||€30||€40|
|PG7 How to improve research strategies in pneumonia||Free||Free|
|PG8 The challenges of chronic noninvasive ventilation||€30||€40|
|PG9 Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension: What a pneumologist should know||€30||€40|
|PG10 Spirometry: From theory to practice||€30||€40|
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