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Pulmonary rehabilitation

Organisers : E. Clini, T. Troosters, I. Vogiatzis
Faculty : C. Burtin, J. De Brandt, H. Demeyer, F. Franssen, R. Glöckl, R. Gosselink, K. Heslop-Marshall, D. Langer, P. Laveneziana, Z. Louvaris, S.J. Singh, M.A. Spruit

This course offers the latest insight into pulmonary rehabilitation, bringing together the viewpoints of both clinicians and physiotherapists. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview on when and how treatments should be delivered taking into account the latest guidelines in the field, as well as promising new tools and approaches.

An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. This course has been granted 21 CME credits by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP). 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

  • Plenary sessions
  • Interactive hands-on workshops
  • Case presentations and discussion

Target audience

  • Clinicians
  • Pulmonary physicians
  • Respiratory physiologists
  • Respiratory physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers and carers
  • Healthcare managers
  • Health educators
  • Trainees in the above specialities
  • Research fellows

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the optimal implementation of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation strategies for patients with chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
  • Describe the different components of pulmonary rehabilitation and the necessary tools to assess the efficacy of this intervention.
  • Introduce in clinical practice novel patient reported outcomes and methods for assessing daily physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
  • Implement physical activity measurements to evaluate the patient's functional performance before and after pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Appreciate the important adverse effects on functional capacity caused by abnormal haemodynamic function in patients with chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
  • Design a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation programme, taking into account patients' abilities and preferences, within a health care system.
  • Adapt programmes to accommodate comorbidities and other non-respiratory problems.
  • Propose strategies to enhance physical activity in individuals with lung disease.
  • Appreciate the barriers that prevent patients to enrol and complete pulmonary rehabilitation programmes.
  • Learn how to increase awareness and knowledge of benefits associated with pulmonary rehabilitation among health professionals and patients.

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 September, 2019
  • Notification of selection results:2 October, 2019