Hands-on Workshops

Interventional Pneumology CHEST Experience

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 08.00 - 11.00
Learn new skills and refresh your knowledge through this hands-on, interactive course led by experts in bronchoscopy and procedure-related training. Attend and acquire essential and advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy techniques, including:

  • Conventional and EBUS-guided TBNA
  • Anatomy identification of airway nodes​
  • Management of airway bleeding
  • Management of a pneumothorax

Attend to experience:

  • Hands-on training, including techniques for conventional TBNA, step-by-step approach to EBUS-guided TBNA,  endobronchial blockers placement for massive hemoptysis, management of pneumothorax, mediastinal anatomy on EBUS, Anatomy identification and guidance using simulated CT scanning and high-fidelity simulators.

  • Cognitive and skills testing on issues essential to conventional and EBUS-TBNA, EBUS scope and processor knobology, managing a pneumothorax, managing airway bleeding. Pre- and post-course cognitive knowledge testing, as well as testing of procedural skills during breakout sessions, offers a personalized, learner-centric approach to teaching.

  • Case-based, interactive session to encourage honest, individual responses. Group responses will allow faculty to focus on both group and individual learning needs. Only interactive lectures are used in this course, as they lead to better retention, better knowledge gain, and learner’s satisfaction

Target Audience

Physicians and health-care professionals from pulmonary and critical care medicine, intensive care medicine, and thoracic surgery are encouraged to attend. 

Instructors

O. Rickman (Nashville, US), S. Levine (San Antonio, US), C. Lamb (Burlington, US), A. Rosell Gratacos (Barcelona, ES)

K. Affolter (Olten, CH), P. Chhajed (Mumbai, IN), S. Gasparini (Ancona, IT), P. Grendelmeier (Basel, CH), T. Hess (Winterthur, CH), L. Kern (St. Gallen, CH), A. Lovis (Lausanne, CH), J. Plojoux (Geneva, CH)

Registration fee
CHF 150.00


Hands-on-Workshop 1: Bodyplethysmography

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 08.15 - 09.15
Thursday, 8 June 2017,
08.15 - 09.15
Friday, 9 June 2017,
08.15 - 09.15

Participation is limited to 12 delegates

Background and purpose, theory, equipment and measurement technique, measurement of Resistance, FRC, ERV and VC using body plethysmography and spirometry, quality control, reference values. Measurement of a proband.

Instructors
P.-O. Bridevaux (Sion, CH),J. Leuppi (Liestal, CH)

Registration fee
CHF 50.00

Hands-on-Workshop 2: N2 washout method

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 13.30 - 14.30

Participation is limited to 12 delegates

Short theoretical background and purpose of the multiple-breath washout (MBW) measurement technique. Explanation of the measurement of functional residual capacity (FRC) and lung clearance index (LCI) using two commercially available devices (EcoMedics and ndd).
Hands-on calibration and measurement of a person including quality control of the measurement. Each participant will be able to ask specific questions as several experts will be available.

Instructors:
P. Latzin (Bern, CH), P. Anagnostopoulou (Bern, CH), S. Nyilas (Bern, CH)

Registration fee
CHF 50.00

Hands-on-Workshop 3: CPET

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 08.15 - 09.15 & 13.30 - 14.30
Thursday, 8 June 2017,
08.15 - 09.15
Friday, 9 June 2017,
08.15 - 09.15

Participation is limited to 12 delegates

Background and purpose, theory, equipment and measurement technique, measurement and calculations of values, quality control, reference values and 9-field-panel of Wasserman. Measurement of a healthy proband.

Instructors

K. Bloch (Zurich, CH), P.-O. Bridevaux (Sion, CH),  J. Pichler Hefti (Bern, CH)

Registration fee
CHF 50.00

Hands-on-Workshop 4: Physiotherapy in lung diseases

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 13.30 - 14.30
Friday, 9 June 2017, 08.15 - 09.15

Participation is limited to 12 delegates

Learn about physiotherapy techniques and assessments used in patients with lung diseases. This includes pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD, sputum mobilisation in Cystic Fibrosis, breathing techniques, such as pursed lip breathing in Asthma and bodypositioning for easier breathing.

The Workshop is led by experienced physiotherapist.

 

Attend to experience:

  • Hands-on experience in using various Positiv Expiratory Pressure (PEP)-Systems such as Flutter VRP1, Acapella, Pari PEP or RC-Cornet.
  • Learn about endurance and resistance training in pulmonary rehabilitation based on the latest research findings.
  • Try out a sit-to-stand test as an alternative assessment to a 6 MWT

Target Audience
Physicians and health-care professionals from pulmonary medicine are encouraged to attend.

Instructors:
J. Schmidt Leuenberger (Bern, CH), G. Büsching (Barmelweid, CH), F. Vermeulen (Geneva, CH), P. Suter (Basel, CH)

Registration fee
CHF 50.00