PFT 2021 Focus: Updates in Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing

PFT 2021 Focus: Updates in Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing

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This course will focus on clinical lung function testing, guidelines from new technical standards and interactive small group experiences with the performance, interpretation, and reporting of pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. This course will combine didactic lectures with case-based instruction, small group discussion, and live demonstration of spirometry and DLCO. We will offer participants the opportunity to submit their own cases for review. We will use a multidisciplinary team approach to facilitate case discussions including content experts, Physicians, respiratory therapists, and pulmonary function laboratory medical directors from around the world and will address the complexity of running a pulmonary function lab during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Gain further understanding of the principles and practice of pulmonary function diagnostic tests

2- Develop greater confidence interpreting pulmonary function test results in clinical practice

3- Identify strategies to approach the interpretation of pulmonary function test results in complex patients

Sanja Stanojevic, PhD: Spirometry 2021: State of the Art View of Measurement and Interpretation

Brigitte Borg, CRFS: Looking at Lung Volumes: Measurement, Reporting, and Interpretation

Thomas DeCato, MD: Diffusing Capacity: A Closer Look at the Challenges of Gas Transfer Measurement

Daniel J. Weiner, MD, ATSF: Another Vantage Point: Pediatric Pulmonary Perspectives on PFT

Gregg L. Ruppel, RRT, RPFT, MEd: Real-Time Look at PFT Coaching and Troubleshooting

Harry B. Rossiter, PhD: Clinical Exercise Testing Through a Physiologist’s Lens

Meredith C. McCormack, MHS, MD: See for Yourself: Small Group PFT Case Discussions 1

David A. Kaminsky, MD: Forced Oscillation Technique: A Clinical Viewpoint

Teal S. Hallstrand, MD, MPH, ATSF: Bronchial Challenge: Insights into New Guidelines for Clinical Testing

Carl Mottram, RRT, RPFT: Not on My Watch! Pulmonary Function Testing and Safety in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paul D. Scanlon, MD: Looking Beyond the Algorithm - An Overview of Complex PFT Patterns and Their Interpretations

Neil R. MacIntyre, MD: It’s All in How You Look at It: Expert Panel Case Debate 1

David A. Kaminsky, MD: It's All in How You Look at It: Expert Panel Case Debate 2

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