[Canceled] 11th Cardiopulmonary Exercise Symposium

Cancellation Symposium

Due to the the COVID-19 virus, the Working Group on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Belgian Society of Cardiology together with Acertys has decided to cancel their 11th CPX Symposium, which was scheduled on Saturday, 21st of March.

The escalation of this disease in Belgium forces all of us to take these specific precautions in order to minimize the risk of a further spread so as to ensure the safety of us all.

We apologize for this and hope you will be available to attend our next CPX Symposium.

Saturday March 21st, 2020 @ Acertys Aartselaar

The Working Group on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Belgian Society of Cardiology joins forces once again with Acertys Healthcare to organise the 11th Update Symposium - Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing.

Theoretical background and practical issues concerning exercise tests will be presented and discussed, together with some interesting case studies. Due to the multidisciplinary character of these exercise tests, this course is intended for cardiologists, pulmonologists, sports doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, students and technicians.


08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:05 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Johan De Sutter - President of the Working Group of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
09:05-09:50 Plenary Session 1: Ergospirometry: update on indications and use in daily practice (dr. Deboeck)
09:50-10:35 Plenary Session 2: Bicycle-Echocardiography: The Basics (Dr. Claessen)
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Workshop Session 1
12:00-13:00 Workshop Session 2
13:00-14:00 Sandwiches & BWGCPR meeting


  • Workshop 1: How to prescribe exercise in HFpEF patients? (dr. Lamotte)
  • Workshop 2: Role of exercise testing in determination of ability for return to work (Prof. Dr. De Sutter)
  • Workshop 3: Cardiac versus Respiratory limitations: how to differentiate (Prof. E. Derom)
  • Workshop 4: The basics of ergospirometry - CPX demonstration (dr. Eschenbacher)



dr. Gaël Deboeck
Department of Physiotherapy - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Dr. Guido Claessen
Department of Cardiology – UZ Leuven

Prof. Dr. Johan De Sutter
Department of Cardiology - AZ Maria Middelares, Gent

Prof. Eric Derom
Department of Pneumology – UZ Gent

dr. Hermann Eschenbacher
Consultant for CPET and PFT

dr. Michel Lamotte
Cardiologie et kinésithérapie Hôpital Erasme – Bruxelles



What? 11th Update Symposium - Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Where? Acertys offices @ Oeyvaersbosch 12, 2630 Aartselaar
When? Saturday 21st March, 2020 from 8:30 to 13:00
Language: English
Accreditation: Accreditation for Doctors and Physiotherapists is requested.
Fee: 90€ (physicians), 50€ (non-physicians)
Includes coffee breaks and sandwiches.

Please pay the appropriate amount before Friday March 6, 2020 on BE06 3630 1949 5222
(Belgian Society of Cardiology, Rue des Champs-Elysées 63 Elyzeese-Veldenstraat, 1050 Brussels)
Communication: “Symposium - name of the participant”

If you wish to attend this symposium, click the button below to register.