The following companies are giving sponsorship to support this event: - GlaxoSmithKline - Actelion - Merck & Co.

Fully Booked

Pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease

Organisers : S. Gaine, R. Naeije, A. Peacock
Faculty : M. D'alto, P. Dorfmueller, M. Johnson, S. Konstantinides, B. Lamia, J. Pepke-Zaba, A M. Sproule, A. Vonk Noordegraaf, P. Yerly
Faculty disclosure

This course will identify the different processes involved in diagnosing and managing various pulmonary vascular conditions. Diagnostic techniques and new treatment modalities will be discussed, so that participants will feel competent to manage their patients. Participants will also be provided with an understanding of the pathogenesis of the condition.

An application will be made to the 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

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Case presentations

Target audience

  • Respiratory clinicians
  • Cardiology clinicians
  • Trainees

Topics

  • Clinical features of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pathology of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism
  • Case histories and practical problems in pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension in the ICU

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the diagnostic processes leading to a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension/embolism
  • Initiate appropriate investigations, understand the pathogenesis of the condition
  • Understand the basis behind modern treatment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary thromboembolism

Registration

This course is fully funded for 60 participants and will cover

  • Registration fee
  • Travel and accomodation (organised by ERS)
  • Sustenance including breakfast, lunch and dinner

Interested participants need to apply for a place by filling in the online form no later than Friday, 3 February 2017. All applications will be reviewed by the organising committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail end of February 2017. If you have any questions regarding the course or the application process please contact education@ersnet.org.

Curriculum links

HERMES Adult Syllabus: Module B.5: Pulmonary vascular diseases

HERMES Respiratory Critical Care syllabus: Module 3: Respiratory medical and surgical conditions