Allied respiratory professionals

Complete care is by definition multidisciplinary – a fact which has been highlighted more and more in recent decades and is increasingly evident in the management of respiratory disease. Allied Respiratory Professionals (ARPs) are involved at all stages of respiratory care: prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and management of acute and chronic respiratory diseases.

ERS has an Assembly dedicated to ARPs with specific sub-groups for respiratory function technologists/scientists, physiotherapists and nurses. Like the ERS structure, the ERS congress programme reflects the centrality of these roles and facilitates the opportunity for ARPs and other respiratory health professionals to learn from each other's disciplines for better patient outcomes.

At this year's Congress, we are pleased to offer a range of sessions and educational activities to address the needs, current issues and future developments in respiratory care from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Irene Steenbruggen, Chair of the ERS Assembly for Allied Respiratory Professionals highlights: "The ERS Congress in Milan is packed full of opportunities to network with your colleagues. Focused on the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for patients, ERS recognises that all healthcare workers require lifelong learning. As a consequence, ERS provides an amazing mixture of educational and scientific activities to ensure you will achieve this goal. I hope you enjoy charming Milan - an opportunity you won't want to miss! I also invite you to follow Assembly 9 on Twitter so that you can keep up-to-date with our news around the Congress, along with ideas and links to interesting articles."

Join the ERS Allied Respiratory Professionals group on myERS and ensure that you are kept up to date with developments and opportunities in this area.

If you are interested in this topic, here is a list of associated sessions at this year's Congress. Alternatively, you can browse the Primary care programme or take a look at the full programme to see all sessions on offer, including abstract sessions.

Note: Educational sessions (postgraduate courses, skills workshops, challenging clinical cases, professional development workshops and meet the expert sessions) can be attended at an additional cost to the standard registration fee.

Date Time Session Session type
09.09.2017 09:30- 17:30 Spirometry training programme: become a programme organiser Professional development workshop
09.09.2017 14:00-17:30 Self-management in chronic respiratory diseases Postgraduate course
09.09.2017 14:00-17:30 Transition of children and adolescents into adult care Postgraduate course
10.09.2017 08:30-10:30 New developments in respiratory physiotherapy and pulmonary rehabilitation Symposium
10.09.2017 10:45-12:45 The importance of physical activity in patients with COPD Oral presentation
10.09.2017 10:45- 12:45 How to deal with difficult people Professional development workshop
10.09.2017 10:45-12:45 Nursing practice across respiratory care pathways Poster discussion
10.09.2017 14:45-16:45 Novel treatments in rehabilitation for chronic respiratory disease Poster discussion
11.09.2017 08:30-10:30 Assessing and targeting functional outcomes in respiratory physiotherapy Oral presentation
11.09.2017 09:00- 10:30 Patient involvement in medical projects Professional development workshop
11.09.2017 10:40-13:00 Cardiopulmonary exercise test interpretation: tips and pitfalls Skills workshop
11.09.2017 10:45-12:45 Mission impossible? Implementing a whole package of new reference values for lung function Symposium
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Lung function testing in different patient categories Thematic poster
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Lung function practice in daily life Thematic poster
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Assessing functional outcomes in respiratory physiotherapy Thematic poster
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Implementation of respiratory physiotherapy interventions in clinical practice Thematic poster
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Airway clearance techniques and respiratory physiotherapy in the hospitalized patient Thematic poster
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Assessing pulmonary and extra-pulmonary function in chronic disease Thematic poster
11.09.2017 12:50-14:40 Patient experience, smoking cessation and new ways of working Thematic poster
11.09.2017 14:30-16:00 Be an effective team leader and member Professional development workshop
11.09.2017 14:30-16:50 Cardiopulmonary exercise test interpretation: tips and pitfalls Skills workshop
11.09.2017 14:45-16:45 Discussion on technique and technology in lung function Poster discussion
11.09.2017 14:45-16:45 Exercise training and breathing exercises in chronic respiratory disease Oral presentation
12.09.2017 08:30-10:30 Assessment and treatment of respiratory muscle function in respiratory physiotherapy Poster discussion
12.09.2017 08:30-10:30 Delivering person-centred care across the spectrum of respiratory nursing Oral presentation
12.09.2017 09:00- 10:30 Ethical issues in modern day respiratory research and medicine Professional development workshop
12.09.2017 10:45-12:45 In honour of Professor Waldemar Tomalak: Best abstracts in lung function Oral presentation
12.09.2017 10:45-12:45 Assessing functional status in patients with COPD Oral presentation
12.09.2017 14:30-16:00 Delivering bad news as a multidisciplinary team Professional development workshop
13.09.2017 08:30-10:30 Assessing functional outcomes in chronic respiratory disease Poster discussion
13.09.2017 10:45-12:45

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