Pulmonary function testing in children is challenging and spirometry in not universally available. The use of ethnic-based spirometry reference equations and their applicability poorly researched populations has been recently challenged in many publications. This webinar will address some of the limitations and recent work by the Global Lung Initiative to attempt to address this pressing need and to provide guidance to clinicians on how best to address this.
The audience will gain updated knowledge on:
- Challenges in spirometry in children
- Use of ethnic based reference equations and their applicability
- The current evidence basis for ethnic based reference equation.
Spirometry in children, challenges with spirometry in under resourced populations and ethnic based reference equations and their applicability for use globally.
- Antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship applied to pneumonia management
- Clinical Management of cUTI
- Optimizing empirical antibiotic treatment for patients hospitalized with CAP
In this webinar two speakers from ERS and PATS will discuss spirometry in children, its limitations, its use in poorly researched populations and appropriate use of reference equations. The webinar will be interactive by including voting questions in the presentations and by promoting an active Q&A session.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to know the latest in spirometry in children and the current challenges with use of ethnic based reference equations.
This webinar is organised directly by the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS). For any questions including registration, technical and log in details, please contact PATS directly in this link.
Diseases / methods
- Pulmonary function testing
- Paediatric respiratory diseases
- Paediatric pulmonologists
- Respiratory physicians
- Physical therapists
- General practitioners