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The XIX (if you count Spain!) European Practicum held in Milan, Italy
October 26th – 29th 2016

The Practicum was very well attended and run in its entirety at Centro Cardiologico Monzino. This is a Hospital devoted entirely to patients with heart disease whether that be medical or surgical.
Milan is a large very old city with a host of exciting antiquities including the magnificent Cathedral and Castle. Professor Agostoni also found some very exciting and different restaurants.
The programme was the traditional European Practicum format with three days of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. Several major players in the cardiopulmonary industry were represented; these included Carefusion, Cortex, Cosmed, Schiller and Geratherm.
The physiology lectures were given by Professor Susan Ward and despite having taken an interest in physiology over many years, I learn new information at every Practicum. It was very good to see that the lectures kept pace with current issues such as neoadjuvant therapy and the MECKI score.
An innovation this year was the introduction of three prizes to the best research papers presented to the Research session on the Saturday morning. The Board had decided to award each of the best three presenters a prize of US$1,500. The winners were, in no particular order, Stefania Paolillo, Felix Gerhardt and Roberto Badagliacca. It is hoped that these awards will be awarded each year.
It is gratifying to see registrants from so many countries and I noted the presence of registrants from mainland China.

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Not a good photo. Many of our registrants were in the shade!!

The 2015 Munich Practicum (The XIX European Practicum)

The 2015 „European Practicum on Cardiopulmonary exercise testing“ was held in Munich from 4th – 7th November 2015. It was a meeting with slightly more than 100 participants, newbies and experts, from all continents except South America and Antarctica.

There was a teaching course on the first three days covering all main topics of CPET. On Wednesday we started with basic exercise physiology. Besides the presentations there was a tutorial, where 10-15 participants could ask questions to one tutor from the faculty. On Thursday there was our “how to do” day. Different protocols and a standard report were presented. In two practical sessions the sponsoring industry could present their metabolic carts during constant work and ramp tests; tutors explained the measurements and their physiological background. On Friday various clinical applications of a CPET were shown. Again in specialized tutorials on different medical fields and in another laboratory session with an exercising patient, the CPET as a diagnostic tool was demonstrated.

On Saturday there was a scientific session with abstract presentations of new studies. We heard about new CPET variables, new algorithms how CPET results can be used to guide diagnostics or therapy, and some training studies.

It was an exhausting, but very interesting week, and we are looking forward to the next practicum in Milan / Italy from 26th to 28th October 2016.

Alfred Hager
(Chair of the 2015 Practicum)

HertzzentrumMunich2015From the perspective of CPX International Inc., this Practicum in Munich was a great sucess due in no small part to the energy of Professor Doctor Hager. Everything ran very well and the venue was excellent. The weather was very cold for those of us who came from Australia but we soon adapted. There were around 100 people enrolled of whom only a small number were German. This says a lot for the sucess of the advertising from Professor Doctor Hager. We received a lot of suggestions on how things could be improved from those attending. We will certainly take note of these and will implement the ideas where possible.

I and the Faculty, really would like to thank you for attending and remind you that you are now members of CPX International Inc.; as such you will receive regular abstracts of articles from many different journals on a regular basis

For the first time we have included on this page, some of the lectures in .pdf format. These can be accessed via ‘clicking’ on the appropriate link.

Adjunct Professor Paul Older
Executive Director of CPX International Inc

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Training according to CPET results_Pressler
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Munich2015  Dr Older
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Exercise in Myopathies Munich 2015

THIS IS THE PROGRAMME OF THE 2015 MUNICH PRACTICUM

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Zwolle Practicum

The 2014 Practicum was held at Zwolle in the Netherlands from Wednesday October 1st to Friday October 3rd. On Saturday October 4th there was a morning session devoted to ‘Recent Advances’.

Nine charts and an awful lot of numbers. What’s normal and
what abnormal? The 2014 European Practicum in Exercise
testing and interpretation was held in Zwolle the
Netherlands. Three and a half days of lectures and practica
were an ideal combination to enhance the skills of exercise
testing and interpretation. Almost 100 participants from
all kinds of different disciplines (cardiology,
pulmonology, clinical physiology, rehabilitation, sportsmedicine
and anesthesiology) and countries gathered in
Zwolle to learn from experts in their field. Different than
in other years we had a lot of subscriptions from sport
physicians. This demonstrates that the practicum is both in
width and depth accessible for professionals interested in
exercise testing and interpretation.
Although Prof Wasserman wasn’t able to be visit the
practicum, we thank him and the rest of the team for the
informative and pleasant days.

The organisation for the Practicum was headed by Dr Aernout Snoek who may be contacted via email at wasserman2014@isala.nl

The venue of the Practicum was  http://www.nieuwebuitensocieteitzwolle.nl

Zwolle is about 100km from Amsterdam, with the venue and hotels nearby.

ZwolleParticipants

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