CPET & Prehabilitation Symposium. (Incorporating POETTS (UK) accredited CPET course)

Program

Thursday 7th & Friday 8th December 2017

This workshop, accredited by the Perioperative Exercise Testing and Training Society (POETTS, UK – http://poetts.co.uk/home), brings together UK and Australian experts in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) with a focus on its relevance to the perioperative period especially in the context of risk stratification and guiding prehabilitation prior to major surgery.

Join us in learning the essentials of performing CPET and interpreting CPET reports. You will also learn how to perform a 6-minute walk test, interpret lung function tests, frailty assessment and assess the patient with breathlessness.

A dedicated Prehabilitation Symposium (Friday, 8th December 2017) will be integrated into Day 2 of the CPET Workshop and bring together experts in the field to provide updates on the role of preoperative exercise, nutrition and correction of anaemia in preparation for surgery for deconditioned patient – an innovative approach to achieving better outcomes for our patients.

The CPET Workshop and Prehabilitation Symposium will be followed on Saturday & Sunday (9-10 December 2017) by Perioperative Medicine Symposium in conjunction with EBPOM (UK).

Day 1 CPET: PSH-POETTS Course – Thursday 7th December 2017
Time Topic Speaker
07:15 – 08:00 Coffee & Registration
07:15 – 08:00 (Optional: Practical CPET demonstration using a volunteer)
08:00 – 08:15 Welcome & Course Overview Dr Hilmy Ismail, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
08:15 – 08:45 Lecture: Introduction to CPET – Why and How A/Prof Denny Levett, Southampton University, UK
08:45 – 09:15 Lecture: The Physiology of Exercise Performance and Exercise Limitation Prof Susan Ward, Human Bio-Energetics Research Centre, UK
09:15 – 09:45 Lecture: The Anaerobic Threshold (AT) – Physiology and identification Prof Susan Ward, Human Bio-Energetics Research Centre, UK
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee
10:15 – 11:15 Tutorial 1: The 9 panel plot: a method for test interpretation, including poor data quality & obesity Dr Adrian Hall, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
11:15 – 12:15 Tutorial 2: The anaerobic threshold: Identifying the anaerobic threshold. A/Prof Denny Levett, Southampton University, UK
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch & (Optional: Practical CPET demonstration using a volunteer)
13:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Healthy volunteer test – including calibration and choosing ramp increments A/Prof Sandy Jack, University of Southampton, UK
14:00 – 14:30 Lecture: Diagnostic CPET: Common respiratory pathology tbc
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee
15:00 – 15:45 Tutorial 3: Test interpretation – abnormal respiratory pathology including ventilatory equivalents tbc
15:45 – 16:15 Lecture: Diagnostic CPET – common cardiac pathology A/Prof André La Gerche, Head, Sports Cardiology & Cardiac MRI Centre, Melbourne
16:15 – 17:00 Tutorial 4: Test interpretation – abnormal cardiac pathology including ischaemia and heart failure A/Prof André La Gerche, Head, Sports Cardiology & Cardiac MRI Centre, Melbourne
17:00 – 17:45 Group Tutorial: Clinical Decision Making in Practice – Reviewing Clinical Cases All Faculty
Day 2 CPET: PSH-POETTS Course (Day 2) & PREHABILITATION SYMPOSIUM – Friday 8th December 2017
Time Topic Speaker
07:30 – 08:15 Coffee & Registration
08:15 – 08:30 Welcome and Symposium Overview Prof Bernhard Riedel, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
08:30 – 09:00 Perioperative CPET: The evidence for risk stratification … where are we now? A/Prof Denny Levett, Southampton University, UK
09:00 – 09:30 Collaborative Decision Making and Communicating Risk Dr Hilmy Ismail, CPET Lead Clinician, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
09:30 – 10:00 Perioperative CPET: Interpreting and understanding the test A/Prof Denny Levett, Southampton University, UK
10:00 – 10:30 The Surgical School as a model of a prehab service Dr Daniel Conway, Manchester University, UK
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 11:45 Prehabilitation in the Perioperative Context: Current state of play Mr Malcolm West, Colorectal Surgeon, University of Southampton, UK
11:45 – 12:15 Prescribing Exercise: Principles and practical tips A/Prof Sandy Jack, Exercise Scientist, University of Southampton, UK
12:15 – 12:45 Haematinic Optimisation Dr Kate Burbury, Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melboune
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch & (Optional: Practical CPET demonstration using a volunteer)
13:45 – 14:15 Nutritional Intervention for Surgical Patients: Practical Tips Ms Anna Beaumont, Clinicial Nutritionist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
14:15 – 14:45 Respiratory Prehabilitation A/Prof. Louis Irving, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
14:45 – 15:30 Setting up a CPET and a Prehabilitation service Ms Julie Osgood, Nambour Health, QLD; Dr Hilmy Ismail, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 16:45 Generic Tests for Risk Triage and Prehab Assessment: 6-MWT, ISWT, STS, TUG, Frailty & Cognitive Assessment Ms. Jamie Waterland, Physiotherapist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne and Dr Emily Gordon, Geriatric Medicine, University of Queensland
16:45 – 17:30 The Psychology of Motivation Mr. Jonny Schauder, Clinical Psychologist, The Change Agent Network, Melbourne
17:30 – 18:00 Interactive end of course assessment and discussion All delegates
18:00 – 19:30 Invitation to Post Meeting Drinks – ‘The Loft’ – Level 7