CPX International Inc. (formerly The International Society for Exercise Intolerance Research and Education (ISEIRE)) is a Society that has been established since 1996, and organises the annual European ‘Practicum in Exercise Testing and Interpretation’. It also teaches the science of Exercise Testing to doctors, scientists and other medical groups. The Society has Chapters which allow different countries to advertise their own meetings.

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Karlman Wasserman, March13th 1927 – June 22nd 2020

It filled us with deep sadness to learn that our Honorary President of the Society, Professor Karlman Wasserman, passed away on June 22nd 2020 at the age of 93 years. We did not only lose a founder of the Society, but also an outstanding mentor, physician and scientist, and a friend.

As one of the founders of our Society in 1996, he was a leading force in the conception and realization of our common vision to promote research and education in exercise physiology, and its application in the clinical setting.

Karl really wanted the European Practicum, as well as the Los Angeles and Japanese and the CPX courses held in Rio de Janeiro. He teach to all of us but, most importantly, he acted as the old father for us. I meet Karl for the first time 1985 when I was a fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle. I was working with John Butler, a friend of Karl, and Karl used to come to Seattle to check our studies. At that time I had the privilege to discuss with Karl my research projects but also to cook for him, because as an Italian, I was considered a good cook.  When John died in a glider accident Karl  called and told me, from now on you can work directly with me…..and so I started a direct and fruitful collaboration with the UCLS group, but, most importantly I had a new mentor…always available and interested in any scientific question. Several times during dinner we started to discuss a problem, his voice progressively reduces as his writing became smaller and smaller…and I was closer and closer to you.  But, Karl, you inspired us also in the convivial part of meeting… the Wasserman dedicated poem was a must at every practicum.

Karl we miss you as a scientist and most importantly as a friend

Mecki
President CPX International Inc

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IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I HAVE TO REPORT THE DEATH OF PROFESSOR KARLMAN WASSERMAN. HE DIED SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AT HIS HOME.

HE WAS TO ME A GREAT MENTOR AND TOUCHED MANY, MANY LIVES. HE HAD NOT BEEN WELL FOR MANY YEARS BUT HIS PASSING REPRESENTS A GREAT LOSS NOT LEAST TO THE SCIENCE OF CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING. HE WAS THE GUIDING LIGHT TO THE SOCIETY DEDICATED TO THAT SCIENCE.

I SEND MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND THOSE OF OUR SOCIETY TO GAIL AND HIS FAMILY.

Paul Older Executive Director, CPX International Inc

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Karlman Wasserman * 12. März 1927 –      22. Juni 2020

Lieber Karl,

Dank und Gedanken seitens der Spiroergometrie Arbeitsgruppe (German Ergospirometry Working Group)

Mit tiefer Anteilnahme verabschieden wir uns von Dir. Seit den frühen 90er Jahren warst Du uns eine unverzichtbare Orientierung und Motivation, spätestens seit dem Frühjahr 2003 (Arbeitsgruppentreffen im Schatten des Mainzer Doms) auch ein persönlicher Freund. Du hast uns auf etlichen Jahrestreffen (z.B. Köln) und auf den internationalen Kursen begleitet. Du hast uns motiviert, dass wir uns mit der Leistungsphysiologie beschäftigen und sie in Praxis und in Forschung anwenden. Dank Deiner Didaktik (Stichwort: „diagram of three gears“) konnten wir die komplexe Interaktion der Atmung nachempfinden und zum vielfachen Nutzen in unserer Tätigkeit verstehend anwenden.
Neben der souveränen Fachkompetenz schätzten wir die unmittelbare menschliche und geduldige Zuwendung, die wir – auch als meist fragende und unkundige Anfänger – von Dir erfahren durften. Eine „Autorität zum Anfassen“.
Vor Herzen kommend und in Dankbarkeit, im Gedenken auch an Deine Familie und Deine langjährigen Mitarbeiter.

Für die Spiroergometrie Arbeitsgruppe      i.A. Rolf F. Kroidl, Stade Juni 2020

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2020 PRACTICUM SCHEDULED FOR MILAN IN NOVEMBER HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Decision by the CPX International Inc on Friday June 5th 2020
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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CPX TESTING – STATEMENTS (Sat April 4th)
Both CPX International Inc and POETTS have issued statements regarding cardiopulmonary exercise testing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Please click on the following links to read these.

CPX International Inc
CovidNoteCPXApr2022
POETTS
POETTS_cpet and covid