european practicum on cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Medical University of Graz - Hörsaalzentrum
18-20 September 2019

Graz City NEW

Welcome

Dear colleagues,

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is one of the most fascinating clinical and scientific tools of medicine!

It is used in various fields of internal medicine for the quantification of exercise intolerance, for a differential diagnosis of unexplained dyspnea, for risk stratification / pre-operative risk assessment, and for monitoring of therapeutic response. The correct interpretation of CPET is, however, highly challenging and requires knowledge from the fields of physiology, pneumology, cardiology and sports medicine.

This three-day course, organized by CPX International, is intended to give a comprehensive overview of the physiological basis of exercise performance, the link between metabolic and hemodynamic changes during exercise and the clinical applications of CPET, and to provide practical, case-based learning. In order to promote research in the field of exercise testing three Prizes will be awarded to Young Investigators for outstanding abstracts. As special focus of this years’ program, we aim to present the actual role of CPET in the management of pulmonary and pulmonary vascular diseases. An experienced faculty of internationally-recognized experts in CPET will lead through the course, lab session and tutorials, and be available for questions and discussion. All levels of CPET experience from novice to expert are accommodated. The course includes live demonstrations of cardiopulmonary exercise tests with different protocols, and several interactive tutorials in small groups. Participants are assigned to laboratory groups and tutorials according to experience and specialty interest, and will be able to familiarize themselves with the equipment and methodology involved in CPET.

We are very proud that the course takes place in Austria for the first time where it will be organized under the patronage of the Austrian Society of Pneumology, the Medical University of Graz and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research.

We cordially invite you to join the 23rd European practicum on cardiopulmonary exercise testing and welcome you to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Graz.

 

Gabor Kovacs (Course chair) and Pierguiseppe Agostoni (President CPXI)

- on behalf of the organizers -

 

Registration

Medical University of Graz - Hörsaalzentrum | 18-20 September 2019

Please klick the button above to open the registration form.
Registration includes course fee, lunches, coffee breaks & refreshments, welcome reception on Wed, 18 September 2019 and free CPXI membership.
Participants have the opportunity to purchase the book “Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation” by
Karl Wasserman at a reduced price of EUR 140 including 10% VAT.

09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and introduction
10:10 - 11:20 Physiological basis of exercise performance (part I + II)
(S. Ward)

COFFEE BREAK | REFRESHMENTS

11:35 - 12:30 Pathophysiology of exercise limitation
(P.G. Agostoni)
12:30 - 13:30 INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL SESSION
in small groups
beginners | intermediate | advanced
(faculty)

LUNCH BREAK

14:30 - 15:00 Conducting the clinical study:
equipment, calibration, technical troubleshooting
(A. Schmidt-Trucksäss)
15:00 - 15:30 Protocols: ramp tests, constant work rate test
(M. Riley)
15:30 - 16:00 Normal values and their pitfalls
(A. Hager)
16:00 - 16:30 Formatting exercise test results
(D. Dumitrescu)

COFFEE BREAK | REFRESHMENTS

16:55 - 17:00 Group photograph
17:00 - 17:30 The history of CPET - How have we got there?
(P. Older)
17:30 - 18:30 KEY NOTE LECTURE
FOCUS 1 "The heart, the lung and the lung vessels"
08:00 - 08:30 Exercise testing in heart failure
(P.G. Agostoni)
08:30 - 09:30 Exercise testing in congenital heart disease
(A. Hager)
09:30 - 10:00 Exercise testing in pulmonary disease
(J. Meyer)
10:00 - 10:30 Cardiac output measurements during exercise
(P.G. Agostoni)

COFFEE BREAK | REFRESHMENTS

11:00 - 11:30 Pulmonary hemodynamics durng exercise
(G. Kovacs)
11:30 - 12:00 Exercise testing in pulmonary vascular disease
(D. Dumitrescu)
12:00 - 12:30 Exercise echocardiography
(P. Douschan)
12:30 - 13:30 WORKSHOP 1: Ramp exercise test
(faculty)

LUNCH BREAK

FOCUS 2 "Surgery and rehabilitation"
14:30 - 15:00 Exercise testing for perioperative risk assesment
(D. Levett)
15:00 - 15:30 Pre- and rehabilitation concepts in malignant diseases
(S. Jack)
15:30 - 16:00 Pulmonary rehabilitation and CPET
(R. Zwick)

COFFEE BREAK | REFRESHMENTS

16:30 - 17:00 Cardiac rehabilitation and CPET
(P.G. Agostoni)
17:00 - 18:00 WORKSHOP 2: Constant workload test
(faculty)
 
"Special issues and repetition"
08:30 - 09:00 Gas exchange patterns in metabolic myopathies
(M. Riley)
09:00 - 09:30 Exercise testing in children
(T. Takken)
09:30 - 10:00 Cardiopulmonary adaptation to high altitude
(M. Grocott)

COFFEE BREAK | REFRESHMENTS

10:15 - 10:45 Usefulness of CPET in athletes
(K. Vonbank)
10:45 - 11:15 Critical appraisal for the anaerobic threshold
(H. Olschewski)
11:15 - 12:15 INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL SESSION
in small groups
cardiac | pulmonary | pediatric/CHD | preoperative
(faculty)
12:15 - 12:30 General Assembly meeting (CPX International)
(all)

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 - 14:45 ABSTRACT COMPETITION / YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
(S. Ward and faculty)

COFFEE BREAK | REFRESHMENTS

15:00 - 16:15 Use of CPET in clinical practice: Interactive clinical cases and case based self-examination
(D. Dumitrescu and faculty)
16:15 - 17:00 General discussion, certificate award, concluding remarks
17:00 CLOSE OF COURSE

Young Investigator Award

Final date for submission: 12 September 2019, 23:59 CET

We thank the following sponsors and partners for their support.

Plus Sponsors

Basic Sponsors

Industry exhibition

The sponsors participate at the industry exhibition with floor spaces according to their contribution.
This support will be used to pay the course costs (e.g. travel costs for the speakers, overall conference spendings).

Sponsors of CPX International Inc.

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Faculty

This experienced faculty of internationally recognized experts in cardiopulmonary exercise testing will lead you through the course, lab sessions and tutorials, and be available for questions and discussion.

Priv.Doz. Dr. Gabor Kovacs

Course director 2019
Medical University of Graz

Austria

Univ. Prof. Dr. Horst Olschewski

Honorable chair 2019

Medical University of Graz

Austria

Prof. Piergiuseppe Agostoni MD PhD

President of CPX International

Centro Cardiologico Monzino/
University of Milan

Italy

Adj Prof Paul Older MD FRCA FANZCA FFICM

Executive Director of CPX International

Swinburne University,  Melbourne

Australia

Dr. Philipp Douschan

Medical University of Graz

Austria

Dr.med Daniel Dumitrescu

Klinik III für Innere Medizin / Herzzentrum der Universität zu Köln

Germany

Prof Mike Grocott MD FRCA FRCP FFICM

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Alfred Hager

Deutsches Herzzentrum München

Germany

Sandy Jack PhD

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

Denny Levett

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Joachim F. Meyer

Klinikum Harlaching / Klinikum Bogenhausen, München

Germany

Dr. Marshall Riley MD FRCP

Belfast City Hospital / Queen‘s University of Belfast

United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, MA, FESC

University of Basel

Switzerland

Dr. Tim Takken

Wilhemina Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht

Netherlands

Dr. Karin Vonbank

Medical University of Vienna

Austria

Prof. Susan Ward, MA DPhil

Human Bio-Energetics Research Centre Leeds / Crickhowell

United Kingdom

Dr. Ralf Harun Zwick

Therme Wien Med

Austria

Venue & Information

Course venue

The  practicum  will be held at:

Medical University of Graz - Hörsaalzentrum

Auenbruggerplatz 50
8036 Graz
Austria

Course language

The official course language is English.

Organisation

Mondial Congress & Events
Mondial GmbH & Co. KG
Operngasse 20b, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Project manager: Irene Czurda
Phone: +43 (1) 588 04-116
Mail: czurda@mondial-congress.com

 

Dates

Course Date

18-20 September 2019

Early bird registration

till 15 July 2019

Fees

Include
course fee, refreshments at breaks and lunch,
welcome reception on Wed, 18 September 2019, working dinner on Thu, 19 September 2019 and free CPXI membership for 2019

till        15 July 2019        EUR 798,-

after    15 July 2019        EUR 900,-


Special fee for "young professionals*"      EUR 420,-
* up to age of 35 years