Summer school of paediatric respiratory medicine

Organisers : E. Eber, M. Gappa, F. Midulla
Faculty : M. Beer, R. Ersu, A. Hadchouel-Duvergé, M. Pijnenburg, N. Regamey

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

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.

Participants of Summer school can benefit from a reduced fee of €75 to register for the ERS HERMES self-assessment course in paediatric respiratory medicine taking place on Saturday 4 July, the last day of the Summer school programme. This is an excellent opportunity to test your Summer school learnings and prepare for the European examination in paediatric respiratory medicine. The Self-assessment course consists of a one-hour mock examination (30 case-based multiple-choice questions selected from the pool of the HERMES examination in respiratory medicine) followed by a two-hour discussion with an ERS expert. Participants in Summer school can register for this additional session by sending an email to education@ersnet.org.

Summer school modules

  • Acute and chronic respiratory infections
  • Airway endoscopy
  • Bronchial asthma and wheezing disorders
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Congenital malformations
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Evaluation of respiratory signs and symptoms
  • Lung function testing
  • Lung imaging
  • Rare diseases and lung transplantation
  • Sleep medicine
  • Technology dependent children
  • Tuberculosis

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 paediatric respiratory medicine
  • The HERMES syllabus modules
  • Best practice in how to prepare for the European examination in paediatric respiratory medicine

Read the course reports from the summer school in 2018 and 2017 published in Breathe 2018/12 and Breathe 2018/03

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:8 March, 2020
  • Notification of selection results:3 April, 2020
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