A Practicum: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Interpretation

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About the Practicum

The Practicum was inaugurated in 1982 by Drs. Karlman Wasserman and Brian J. Whipp in response to requests for practical instruction in cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Since then, the content of the course has evolved to reflect change in technology and clinical practice, but it continues to have the physiology of exercise as its focus. The Practicum will utilize independent viewing of on-line course matieral together with an in-person two-day course. The program includes didactic lectures, group discussions and laboratory demonstrations. Education goals are to understand the physiologic basis of gas exchange responses to exercise and to be able to use variables and parameters of clinical exercise tests to meaningfully characterize exercise function. The course is intended for physicians in clinical practice or academics, exercise scientists and laboratory personnel involved in cardiopulmonary exercise testing. The text Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation serves as the syllabus for the course and is included in the registration. Recorded course materials will be available for approximately 30 days after the course concludes

 

Practicum Program

Offered by the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the program comprises in-person didactic lectures, small group tutorials, laboratory demonstrations, and provides opportunities for informal discussion with faculty.

The educational objectives of the Practicum are to provide:
a) An understanding of the physiologic basis of gas exchange and related responses to exercise
b) The practical knowledge necessary to conduct and interpret clinical exercise tests

The course is intended for physicians, scientists, and laboratory personnel involved in cardiopulmonary exercise testing. The Text Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation, 6th Edition serves as the course reference and is included in the registration.

Practicum  Day 1: Principals (8:30am - 5:00pm Pacific Time)
Including: Physiologic basis of exercise; Practical issues in conducting clinical
exercise tests; Laboratory demonstration; Calibration and Incremental
work tests; Clinical applications of CPET; Meet the faculty.

Practicum Day 2: Testing (8:30am - 5:00pm Pacific Time)

Presentation and discusions on: Summarizing and displaying data for analysis; Typical CPET findings in disease; Normal values; Laboratory demonstration; Technical and quality control; Dynamic responses to exercise and their effect on test data; Group discussions.

Practicum Day 3: Interpretation (8:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time)

Presentation and discusions on: Integrated interpretation and reporting; Hands-on practice in test interpretation; Case discussions with faculty and attendees.

 

 

 

Booking Enquiries

Registration Limit
20 participants

 

Schedule
Three times per year, approximately February, June and October annually.

 

Upcoming Practicum Dates:
10-11th June, 2022

29th Sept - 1st Oct, 2022

 

For More Information
Ms. Tess Endoso

The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1124 West Carson Street, CDCRC Building
Torrance, CA 90502

T: (310) 222-3803
E: teresita.endoso@lundquist.org

 

Download a Brochure and Registration Form Here:

June 2022

This 2 day course includes 8 hours of recorded presentations for independent learning prior to the in-person content at the Lundquist Institute / Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA

September 2022

This 3 day course will deliver in-person content at the Lundquist Institute / Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA

 

 

 

Practicum Faculty

Course Director:
Kathy E. Sietsema, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Chief, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Physiology and Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Faculty:

Richard Casaburi, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Thomas DeCato, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Carrie Ferguson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Technical Co-Director, Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Janos Porszasz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Technical Co-Director, Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Harry B. Rossiter, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

William W. Stringer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Darryl Y. Sue, M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Susan A. Ward, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Sports Science
University of Leeds