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Clinical exercise testing: basic principles and practice

Organisers : P. Laveneziana, P. Palange
Faculty : P. Agostoni, R. Casaburi, M. Di Paolo, P. Onorati, S. Singh, S. Ward
Faculty disclosure

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the physiological basis of exercise testing, to identify the indications and the protocols used in clinical settings as well as to identify “typical” patterns of response to cardiopulmonary exercise testing and to show how to discriminate these from “anomalous” response profiles that can cause misinterpretation of test results.

An application will be made to EBAP 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

  • Lectures
  • Small-group tutorials
  • Small-group laboratory sessions
  • Case presentations
  • Panel discussion

Target audience

The target audience will be specifically the beginners. However, experts who want to refresh their knowledge are welcome.

  • Clinicians
  • Respiratory physiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nurses dealing with CPET
  • Trainees in the above specialities

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physiological significance of cardiopulmonary response profiles, in the context of exercise protocols
  • Bring the test to the real clinical world: utilise exercise testing and interpretation in specific clinical-decision making questions
  • Describe the typical response profiles observed in patients with different cardio-respiratory diseases
  • Discriminate between “typical” from “anomalous” response profiles that can cause misinterpretation of test results.
  • Evaluate the effects of therapeutic interventions.

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:12 November, 2019
  • Notification of selection results:12 December, 2019