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Agenda

Faculty

Ed Corazalla, MS, RPFT  |  Director of Pulmonary Lab  |  University of Minnesota
 

Morning Session

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration | Breakfast | Exhibits 

8:30 a.m.

Demonstration of Spirometry

  • Teach proper spirometry technique
  • Discuss how to coach for the best results (for both pediatric patients and adults) 

9:15 a.m.

Introduction to Spirometry

  • Review spirometry and its role in the diagnosis and management of lung disease
  • Discuss ATS guidelines for acceptable spirometry tests

10:30 a.m.

Practice Conducting Spirometry

11:30 a.m.

Getting the Best Results

  • Learn how to check for reproducibility
  • Review how to recognize maneuver problems 

12:00 p.m.

Adjourn | Exhibits

 

Afternoon Session

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Registration | Lunch | Exhibits 

12:30 p.m.

Demonstration of Spirometry

1:00 p.m.

Spirometry and Asthma

  • Case studies
  • Discuss spirometry findings as they relate to NEAPP guidelines
  • Identify who should have a spirometry test and how often

2:00 p.m.

Spirometry and COPD

  • Case studies
  • Discuss spirometry findings as they relate to GOLD guidelines

2:30 p.m.

Interpretation of Spirometry Results

  • Teach interpretation of spirometry findings as they relate to pathophysiology (for both pediatric and adult populations)
  • Case studies
  • Differentiate asthma from DCOPD

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

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