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.

Vale Romualdo Belardinelli

Romualdo Belardinelli, Romy, died Friday 15th December after a prolonged fight against cancer.

Romy, a good friend for all of us, was a Board Member of CPX international since ever.

He was a CPX expert and his works on cardiac rehabilitation and exercise induced cardiac ischemia are milestones of our knowledge.

Romy was Responsible of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit of Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona.

Romy had a worldwide working experience. Indeed, he has been a Research Fellow, UCLA – Harbor Medical Center-Division of Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Critical Care Medicine, Torrance, California, USA (Director Prof. K. Wasserman) from 1991 to 1993 and a Research Fellow, University of Florida in Gainesville, U.S.A. – Department of Cardiovascular Pharmacology (Director Prof. L. Belardinelli) from 1997 to 1998.

Romy participated to all the Practicum from the beginning and he was one of the most loved fellows by Jim Hansen and Karlman Wasserman.

I would like to share with all of you 2 slides one with his face, always happy, and one he frequently used which describes CPX as an iceberg in the Adriatic Sea…

Romy, I, and all of us, will miss you.