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Advanced Clinical Training in Pulmonary Function Testing

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About this course

Dates: June 13-14, 2024 | Credits: 27.25 | Location: CHEST HQ in Glenview, IL

Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is a fundamental procedure for providers who care for patients with lung disease or respiratory complaints. This interactive, hands-on course will expose you to 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.

What you'll learn

Technical aspects of performing PFT calibration, maneuvers, and testing, including spirometry, diffusing capacity, lung volumes, and more

Analytic skills for performing optimal PFTs

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


*CME credits are subject to change

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Study with the experts. Pass your exam.

Course content follows the ABIM critical care medicine blueprint for the 10-year Maintenance of Certification exam and the LKA.

Cardiovascular Disorders: 17.5%

 

Critical Care Ultrasound Scanning: 2%

 

Gastrointestinal Disorders: 5%

 

Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders: 5.5%

 

Infectious Disease: 12%

 

Neurologic Disorders: 9.5%

 

Pharmacology and Toxicology: 4.5%

 

Pulmonary Disease: 20%

 

Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic Disorders: 15%

 

Research, Administration, and Ethics: 2%

 

Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation: 7%

 

Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course.

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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.

Thomas W. DeCato, MD, FCCP, Chair

Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Beth Israel Hospital and Medical Center 

Burlington, MA 

Teal Hallstrand, MD, FCCP, Chair

Medical Director, UWMC-ML Lung Function Testing Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington

Alexander S. Niven, MD, FCCP, Faculty 

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Co-Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Mayo Clinic 

Rochester, MN 

Kim D. French, MHSA, CAPPM, FCCP, Faculty

Vice President, Pulmonary Service Line 

Ascension, IL

Aparna Balasubramanian, MD, MHS, Faculty

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University 

Baltimore, MD 

Matthew Hegewald, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Intermountain Healthcare
University of Utah 

Murray, UT

Health and safety information | Attendees are expected to comply with all health and safety requirements in effect at the time of this CHEST event. CHEST reserves the right to adjust requirements and will notify attendees as applicable. Attendees are responsible for checking for updates issued by the state, city, venue, or CHEST before traveling to the location.

Save big on this and future courses as a member of CHEST. Select “Register & Become a Member” to save up to $330 on on this course. Plus, you'll receive Enhanced membership for the price of Basic. Membership pricing starts at $109 and varies based on your profession. Learn about the benefits of CHEST membership.

Tuition


Physician, nonphysician doctoral, or industry representative

Early bird rate – through May 9

$2,269 Member

$2,599 Nonmember

Regular rate – May 10 or later

$2,369 Member

$2,699 Nonmember


Nonphysician clinician or in-training

Early bird rate – through May 9

$1,819 Member

$1,929 Nonmember

Regular rate – May 10 or later

$1,919 Member

$2,029 Nonmember


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.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition refund requests for this course must be received in writing by 4 weeks prior to the course start date for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be given after 4 weeks 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.

CHEST reserves the right to cancel this course no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date. If a cancellation is necessary, your registration fee will be refunded, but CHEST is not responsible for other costs of attendance, such as travel. 

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

Hands-on Workshops

  • PFT System Setup, Calibration, and Spirometry
  • Lung Volume and Gas Exchange (DLCO) Maneuvers
  • FeNO, HAST
  • 6-Minute Walk Test 
  • Respiratory Muscle Strength (MIP/MEP, MVV, Supine Spirometry) 

Live Interactive Discussions

  • An Extended Spectrum of Pulmonary Function Tests (Lung and Chest Wall Statics and Dynamics, Resistance and Compliance, Maximal Respiratory Pressures, Gas Exchange, Distribution of Ventilation and Perfusion, IOS, and eNO) 
  • Race and Ethnicity in Spirometry
  • Making Sense of Z-Scores
  • Bronchodilator Responsiveness
  • PFT Interpretation: Obstructive, Restrictive, Nonspecific Pattern 
  • PFT Interpretation: Cough, Occupational & Environmental Disorders, Obesity, Aging  
  • Controversies That Remain: BD Testing, Lung Volumes, Complete PFT, COPD Dx Pre- or  Post-, Significant Change 
  • Obesity, Pulmonary Physiology, and PFTs 
  • FeNO
  • Bronchoprovocation Testing
  • How to Structure and Prepare a PFT Report
  • Infection Control in the Pulmonary Lab
  • Optimal PFT Billing and Collections Plus ROI for PFT Equipment
  • PFT Case Review and Discussion
  • PFT Jeopardy

Online 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
  • vBeyond PFTs – Other Tests of Pulmonary Function: IOS

Hotels

Staybridge Suites Chicago - Glenview

2600 Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

RESERVE AT STAYBRIDGE »
+1 (847) 657-0002
If reserving via phone: Please reference corporate number 786818263.

  • $112.99/night plus tax for a studio suite
  • $129.99/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite


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

Deadlines: 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 6 pm CT a day prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge


Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

1110 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

+1 (847) 480-1900
If reserving via phone: Request the corporate rate for the American College of Chest Physicians.

  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between January and May
  • $129/night plus tax for rooms booked between June and October
  • $109/night plus tax for rooms booked between November and December


The rate includes a traditional room with breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. 

Deadlines: 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 11:59 pm CT 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1-night room and tax charge.  


Flights

CHEST course attendees can secure discounted flights from United and Delta. Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is recommended over Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), as O’Hare is closer to CHEST HQ. 

United

BOOK UNITED FLIGHTS » 
+1 (800) 426-1122 
 
Use Offer Code ZP86758781 when booking.  
*Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares. 

Delta

BOOK DELTA FLIGHTS »
+1 (800) 328-1111 (phone service available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6:30 pm ET) 
 
Use Offer Code NM3EV when booking.  
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 number.  


Ground Transportation

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 and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. Please note that estimated travel times can increase significantly during rush hours.

Recommended airport: O'Hare
Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

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

Ground transportation options
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

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