Clinical exercise testing: advanced

Organisers : P. Laveneziana, A. Neder, P. Palange
Faculty : P. Agostoni, R. Casaburi, D. O'Donnell, P. Onorati. S. Ward

This course will provide a comprehensive in-depth overview of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), from the physiological basis to result interpretation. This will allow participants to identify the indications for exercise testing and to manage the most common protocol (i.e. incremental) used in a clinical setting. Participants will be able to familiarise themselves with the equipment and methodology involved in exercise testing and to undertake appropriate interpretation of the results in different clinical scenarios.

An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Course format

  • Plenary sessions
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Small-group tutorials
  • Interactive workshops and hands-on training
  • Case presentations and discussion
  • Panel discussions

Target audience

  • Clinicians
  • Pulmonary physicians
  • Respiratory physiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Trainees in the above specialities

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the physiological responses to incremental exercise which are most pertinent to CPET interpretation.
  • Understand the key technical and operational features of CPET as applied to clinical practice.
  • Acquire an advanced understanding of the pathophysiological responses to incremental exercise in different clinical scenarios.
  • Master the key aspects of clinical CPET interpretation.

HERMES links

Adult Respiratory Medicine HERMES syllabus:

  • Module A1 - Structure and function of the respiratory system
  • Module D1 - Pulmonary function testing
  • Module E1 - Treatment modalities and prevention measures
  • Module F - Core generic abilities
  • Module H - Knowledge of associated fields relevant to adult respiratory medicine

Paediatric Respiratory Medicine HERMES syllabus:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Rehabilitation in chronic respiratory disorders

Physiotherapy HERMES syllabus:

  • Exercise training and physical activity

A limited number of bursaries are available which provide either full financial support to attend the course or cover the cost of the registration fee. To be eligible to apply you must be:

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement explaining how you would apply the knowledge gained from this course.
  • Bursaries application deadline:22 October, 2017
  • Notification of selection results:17 November, 2017