A7 - HOT TOPICS IN PULMONARY REHABILITATION: A PRO/CON DEBATE
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 143 A-C (Middle Building, Street Level), Walter E. Washington Convention Center
There are ongoing controversial issues in pulmonary rehabilitation medicine that significantly impact the overall approach to the care of patients with chronic pulmonary disease. This symposium will explore these knowledge gaps through the vehicle of the pro/con debate. The specific topics will be debated by an international faculty of experts who will provide balanced and evidence-based information regarding these controversial areas to guide and improve current clinical practice.
PG8 - PRACTICAL OUTCOME TOOLS IN COPD: FROM CLINICAL CARE TO CLINICAL TRIALS
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Room 201 (South Building, Level 2), Walter E. Washington Convention Center
COPD is a heterogeneous, multi-system disease, and global assessment of the patient is required to optimize and personalize care in patients with COPD. There is a need to characterize and phenotype patient population in different settings - clinical and research. The aims of this course are: To describe the psychometric and prognostic properties of outcome tools commonly used in patients with COPD in different clinical care settings, and whether these can be utilized in clinical trials; disseminate recent ATS/ERS statements on field walking tests, limb muscle dysfunction and pulmonary rehabilitation; disseminate work of the COPD Biomarker Qualification Consortium.
Pre-registration and additional fees required. Continental breakfast and box lunch included. Attendance is limited. Member: $350 In-Training Member: $200 Non-Member: $425 In-Training Non-Member: $300