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Summer school of adult respiratory medicine

Organisers : G. Kovacs, S. Loukides
Faculty : G. Burns, U. Costabel, W. De Wever, M. Ferrer, R. Huber, L. Pisani, E. Polverino, N. Rahman, N. Regamey, S. Schiza, M. de Souza

The Summer school of adult respiratory medicine is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of each of the major fields of respiratory medicine based on the HERMES syllabus. This course is aimed at all respiratory professionals wishing to update their knowledge, particularly those preparing for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine. The programme is designed to challenge participants and provide a learning framework including interactive sessions and MCQ discussion sessions.

This course has been granted 21 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the onsite course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Participants in Summer school can benefit from a special fee of €50 to register for the HERMES examination self-assessment course taking place just after Summer school. This is an excellent opportunity to test the Summer school learnings and prepare for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine. Participants in Summer school can register for this additional session by sending an email to education@ersnet.org.

Summer school modules

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respiratory failure
  • Lung imaging
  • Respiratory infections and tuberculosis
  • Pleural, mediastinal and chest wall diseases
  • Thoracic tumours
  • Airway diseases
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Sleep-related disorders

Course format

The course is delivered through different mediums including lectures, workshops and case based discussions. Educational materials will be distributed beforehand.

Learning outcomes

Following this course participants will gain detailed knowledge of:

  • The major fields of respiratory medicine
  • The HERMES syllabus modules
  • Best practice in how to prepare for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine

Read the course report from 2016 summer school published in Breathe 2016/12.

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:24 February, 2019
  • Notification of selection results:22 March, 2019