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Bangkok

Date:18 November 2008
Convenor:Dr. Maureen P Swanney, New Zealand

Setting up a
Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Welcome Message

ESAP 2008, entitled "Setting Up a Pulmonary Function Laboratory", will be held on 18th November 2008 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. It will be organised by the APSR Structure and Function Assembly and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS). It is a one-day meeting, immediately prior to the 13th Congress of the APSR, and we are anticipating that approximately 100 doctors, respiratory scientists and technologists will attend.

We are very pleased to have the renowned Gregg Ruppel from the United States presenting at this course. Gregg has published 9 editions of his textbook 'Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing'. A copy of this text will be provided to all registrants at the course. We also have experienced respiratory scientists from ANZSRS presenting during the course. This course is practically based and will provide valuable and useful information for setting up a quality service for lung function testing.

Registration for ESAP is an online option on the 13th Congress of the APSR website www.apsr2008.org.

If you have further enquiries, contact registration@apsr2008.org

We look forward to welcoming you at this valuable meeting.

Dr Maureen P Swanney
Chairperson, Organising committee

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PROGRAMME
09:00Welcome and Introduction
Maureen Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)
09:05Staff training, credentialing and management
Gregg Ruppel (St Louis, United States)
and Maureen Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)
09:20Procedure manuals and laboratory accreditation
Bruce Thompson (Melbourne, Australia)
09:35Selecting pulmonary function testing equipment
Brenton Eckert (Brisbane, Australia)
09:50Paediatric laboratory considerations
Graham Hall (Perth, Australia)
10:05Financial and logistical management
Paul Guy (Melbourne, Australia)
10:20

Morning tea break

10:50Test demonstrations and troubleshooting
Gregg Ruppel (St Louis, United States)
and David Sinks, Yorba Linda (California, United States)
  • Spirometry
  • CO transfer factor
  • Lung volumes
11:30Quality assurance of laboratory measurements
Josh Stanton (Christchurch, New Zealand)
11:45Tests of airway responsiveness and inflammation
Bruce Thompson (Melbourne, Australia)
12:00

Lunch break

12:45Assessment of airway resistance
Graham Hall (Perth, Australia)
13:00Exercise testing
Jeff Pretto (Newcastle, Australia)
13:15Other tests of pulmonary function
Brenton Eckert (Brisbane, Australia)
13:30Reference value considerations
Gregg Ruppel (St Louis, United States)
13:50Infection Control
Paul Guy (Melbourne, Australia)
14:00Quality systems for the Pulmonary Laboratory
Jeff Pretto (Newcastle, Australia)
14:20Information technology considerations
Josh Stanton (Christchurch, New Zealand)
14:35Reporting and Interpretation
Maureen Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)
14:50Discussion and Questions
Gregg Ruppel (St Louis, United States)
and Maureen Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)
15:30Closing remarks