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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

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  • List Price: $2,599.00

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About this course

Dates: August 1-2, 2024 | Credits: 28 | Location: CHEST HQ in Glenview, IL

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is integral to evaluating and managing a wide and growing range of cardiopulmonary symptoms and conditions. In this hands-on course, you’ll gain familiarity with skills including calibration, test setup and performance, quality control (QC) measures, test interpretation, and reporting.

NEW: Special technical track option! Attendees can choose to participate in clinical or technical tracks during the last 2 hours on the second day of the course. Clinical track participants will practice reviewing and generating clinical interpretations of CPET data using sample cases. Technical track participants will receive a deeper analysis of calibration and procedures for ensuring technical validity of the CPET, instruction on data collection procedures and troubleshooting technical errors, and practice on procedures related to spirometry. You can decide which track you prefer once you arrive.

What you'll learn

Elements of exercise physiology essential for understanding CPET

Appropriate patient selection and indications for testing

Laboratory QC measures, including calibration, troubleshooting, and technical aspects of CPET equipment

Test performance, exercise protocol design, and ergometer selection

Data organization and interpretation, plus report generation

Who should attend

Pulmonology, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology

Physicians, Fellows, Advanced Care Practitioners, Cardiopulmonary Lab Personnel

Some prior experience recommended, but not required

*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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Holds Accreditation With Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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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.

Darcy Marciniuk, MD, Master FCCP, Chair

Professor of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Royal University Hospital
Associate Vice-President Research, University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Canada 

Kathy Sietsema, MD, Chair

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 

Torrance, CA

William W. Stringer, MD, FCCP, Chair

Professor of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine
The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 

Torrance, CA 

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

Vice President, Pulmonary Service Line

Ascension, IL

Aaron Holley, MD, FCCP, Faculty

Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Washington Hospital Center 

Washington, DC 

Carrie Ferguson, PhD, Faculty

Associate Professor
The Lundquist Institute (TLI) for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine

Torrance, CA  

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.


Physician, doctoral professional, or industry representative

Early bird rate – through June 27

$2,269 Member

$2,599 Nonmember

Regular rate – June 28 or later

$2,369 Member

$2,699 Nonmember

APPs, RTs, in-training, and retirees

Early bird rate – through June 27

$1,819 Member

$1,929 Nonmember

Regular rate – June 28 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: 7:30 am – 4:55 pm CT
Day 2: 7:30 am – 3:20 pm CT

Hands-on Workshops

  • Incremental CPET 
  • Preparation of the CPET Subject  
  • Calibration
  • COPD and Dynamic Hyperinflation
  • CPET Applications: COPD and Dynamic Hyperinflation
  • Pre-Test Spirometry
  • Technical track option: Biologic Quality Control Programs
  • Technical track option: Data Collection Procedures
  • Technical track option: Procedures Related to Spirometry (Pre- and/or Post-Exercise)

Interactive Discussions

  • Physiologic Basis of CPET: Parameters
  • Sample Test Interpretations: Identify Key Variables
  • Conducting CPET: Practical Issues
  • Review of a Normal Test
  • Difficulties in Interpreting the AT
  • Case Interpretations
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Long Covid and Role of Invasive CPET in Defining Hemodynamics
    • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Panel Discussions
  • Principles of Interpretation
  • CPET for Unexplained Dyspnea
  • Instruments and Data Processing
    • Inspiratory Capacity and Operational Lung Volumes, Flow Volume Curves, and Spirometry 
    • Anaerobic Threshold 
  • Numerical and Graphical Elements of a CPET Report
  • Coding and Billing
  • Jeopardy
  • Technical track option: Calibration Analysis

Online Modules

  • Physiologic Basis of Major CPET Variables – Exercise Physiology
  • Physiologic Basis of Major CPET Parameters – Core Variables Measured During a Graded CPET 
  • Methods of Assessing Exercise and Activity
  • Reference Values for Your CPET Laboratory
  • Pathophysiologic Responses Using Graphical Data
  • Pulmonary Function Testing: A Refresher
  • CPET Evaluation Prior to Thoracic Surgery and Prehabilitation 
  • Preoperative Assessment and Risk Stratification
  • Blood Gases and Invasive CPET Testing
  • Field Testing 
  • CPET and Dyspnea 
  • CPET Applications
    • Congenital Heart Disease   
    • Congestive Heart Failure 
    • Rehabilitation, Prescription, and Disability
    • Pulmonary Vascular Disease


Staybridge Suites Chicago - Glenview

2600 Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

+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.  


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. 


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


+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.