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Advanced Clinical Training in Pulmonary Function Testing

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About this course

Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is a fundamental procedure for providers who care for patients with lung disease or respiratory complaints. The American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society recently published spirometry and diffusing capacity standards, so it’s vital that providers understand the latest advances in test performance and interpretation.

Through interactive instruction, you’ll gain experience with practical, evidence-based methods for performing and interpreting PFTs, as well as operating a PFT lab. Faculty who subspecialize in PFT will teach you how to administer testing on site using methods like lung volume measurement and maximal respiratory pressures.

Whether you’re a physician, trainee, advanced care practitioner, or pulmonary lab technician, you’ll discover new insights for working inside or overseeing a comprehensive pulmonary function laboratory.

What you'll learn

Technical aspects of performing PFT calibration, maneuvers, and testing, including spirometry, flow-volume loops, and more

Analytic skills for performing optimal pulmonary function tests 

High-level interpretation strategies for PFT that you can incorporate into your daily practice

Regular quality control processes for all pulmonary function procedures performed in the laboratory 

Who should attend

Pulmonology, Respiratory Therapy, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Laboratory Administration

All providers who perform or interpret PFTs

Some prior experience recommended

Course Format

Hands-on learning

Interactive Q&A

Small groups

Skills assessments

 

Prerecorded lectures and videos

Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course in person. Our internationally recognized education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with commendation, placing us in the highest tier of continuing medical education providers. Courses are held at our Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility proven for delivering hands-on, clinical education experiences.

Meet Your Instructors


CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Meredith McCormack, MD, Faculty

Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Associate Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

David Kaminsky, MD, Faculty

Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Professor of Medicine

University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT

COVID-19 Safety Precautions COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during this course. Everyone attending and staffing the course must have completed the full course of an FDA-approved vaccination (including via emergency use authorization) for COVID-19 prior to the beginning of the course.

Interested in joining CHEST and saving on course fees? Select our Become a Member option, and you'll get to take advantage of the discounted member price for this course—plus, you'll receive a 1-year upgraded Enhanced membership for just the cost of Basic membership.

Basic membership pricing varies from $99-$299, depending on your professional status. A membership application fee may be assessed. Learn more about the benefits of CHEST membership.

Tuition


Physician
$2,099 Member
$2,399 Non-member

Nonphysician Doctoral
$2,099 Member
$2,399 Non-member

Industry Rep
$2,099 Member
$2,399 Non-member

Nonphysician Clinician
$1,679 Member
$1,979 Non-member

In-Training
$1,679 Member
$1,979 Non-member

Retired
$1,679 Member
$1,979 Non-member

International Physician
$2,099 Member
$2,399 Non-member

International Nonphysician
$1,679 Member
$1,979 Non-member

Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.


Cancellations for the course can be made at any time prior to the course start date. If you choose Become a Member when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

To register by phone, contact our Help Team: +1 (800) 343-2227 or +1 (224) 521-9800

Day 1: 7:15 am – 5:35 pm CT
Day 2: 7:30 am – 5 pm CT

Digital Learning Modules

  • Lung Volumes
  • Gas Exchange (DLCO)
  • Oximetry
  • Spirometry
  • Bronchodilator Responsiveness
  • Provocative Testing
  • Interpretive Strategies
  • PFT Interpretation: Obstructive Pattern
  • PFT Interpretation: Restrictive Pattern
  • PFT Interpretation: Nonspecific Pattern
  • PFT Interpretation: Cough
  • PFT Interpretation: Occupational & Environmental Disorders
  • PFT Interpretation: Obesity
  • PFT Interpretation: Aging
  • Reference Values for Pulmonary Function (Including Regional and Ethnic Differences)
  • Beyond PFTs: Other Tests of Pulmonary Function: 6-Minute Walk
  • Beyond PFTs: Other Tests of Pulmonary Function: MIP/MEP
  • Beyond PFTs: Other Tests of Pulmonary Function: ABGs
  • Beyond PFTs: Other Tests of Pulmonary Function: Methacholine
  • Beyond PFTs: Other Tests of Pulmonary Function: IOS

Live Interactive Discussions

  • An Extended Spectrum of Pulmonary Function Tests (Lung & Chest Wall Statics & Dynamics, Resistance & Compliance, Maximal Respiratory Pressures, Gas Exchange, Distribution of Ventilation & Perfusion, IOS, and eNO)
  • PFT Crossfire & Questions
  • Air Travel and High Altitude Simulation Testing
  • PFT Crossfire/PFT Interpretation: Current Controversies, Case Discussion, Clinical Topics in PFTs, Challenging Cases
  • Optimal PFT Billing and Collections, Plus ROI for PFT Equipment

Hands-on Workshops

  • PFT System Setup, Calibration, and Spirometry
  • Lung Volume and DLCO Maneuvers
  • FOT, IOS, Oscillatory Inquiry, NO
  • HAST, MIP/MEP, Methacholine

Assessments

  • Pre-Course Knowledge and Skills-Based Assessment
  • Post-Course Knowledge and Skills-Based Assessment

Education Mission

To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit

CHEST is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHEST designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit hours are subject to change. Final CME credit hours will be provided on-site.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 29.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 29.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 29.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 5-7 business days after claiming for credits to be posted to your ABIM record.

Disclosure Statement

CHEST remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest. It is not the intent of CHEST to disqualify anyone from participating in this educational activity, but to resolve any conflicts of interest that may arise from financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Subcommittee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook
1110 Willow Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
+1 (847) 480-1900
$89.00/night plus tax for a Traditional or Club room with breakfast.

To reserve online:

  • Go to marriott.com and enter Glenview, IL in destination
  • Under Special Rates, select Corporate/Promo/SET# - Enter 422
  • Select Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

The rate includes breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. Well Certified Hotel

To receive the special rate via phone, call the hotel and request Corporate Rate #422.

Hotel rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in. This is a corporate rate for 2022. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 3:00 pm (CT) the day prior to arrival to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge.

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Glenview
2600 Lehigh Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
+1 (847) 657-0002
$94.99 per night plus tax for a Studio Suite
$104.99 per night plus tax for a One-Bedroom Suite

Reserve online

Rate includes Wi-Fi in guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST, and shuttle service will also be available.

If making reservations by phone, please call the hotel, and advise the hotel of corporate number: 786818263. This is a corporate rate for 2022. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 4:00 pm (CT) a day prior to arrival to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge.

Travel Information

Air Travel
Air fare discounts are available with Delta and United Airlines.

DELTA
You may make your reservations at www.delta.com/meetings or call reservations at (800) 328-1111. If you are booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select "Book Your Flight," and enter the meeting code NMVEE in the box provided.

UNITED
Please visit united.com/meetingtravel, and enter the Agreement Code ZKQZ152526 in the Offer Code box. You may also call United Meetings Reservations at (800) 426-1122. Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares.

Chicago Airports
Transportation options from Chicago-O'Hare International and Chicago Midway Airports to the hotels are listed below. Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Recommended Airport
Chicago-O'Hare International Airport

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport

Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground Transportation
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000
americantaxi.com

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303
303taxi.com

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.