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.
C90 - PULMONARY REHABILITATION ACROSS HEALTH CARE SETTINGS
02:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Liberty Ballroom M-P (Level M4), Marriott Marquis Washington
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a standard of care for symptomatic patients with chronic respiratory diseases and is a main example of personalized therapy. In the course of their disease, patients will be diagnosed, hopefully at an early stage, and (some of them) will develop towards severe end-stage disease. In between, exacerbations and hospitalizations and even a stay at the ICU can happen. Through this whole spectrum of health care, rehabilitation programs need to be adapted to these specific situations. Addressing the specific patient situation in the health care spectrum will contribute to improved impact and more effective implementation of PR by health care professionals.