11th Update Symposium Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

11th Update Symposium Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Saturday March 26th 2022 @ 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.


  • Prof. Dr. Philippe van de Borne  - President of the BWGCPR
  • Prof. Dr. Céline Dewachter - Erasme ULB
  • Dr. Erwin de Bliek - UZA
  • Prof. Vitalie Faoro - FSM ULB
  • Prof Eric Derom - UZ Gent
  • M. Michel Lamotte - Erasme ULB


09:00 - 09:30    Registration     
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Philippe van de Borne   
09:35 - 10:35 Plenary session by Prof. Dr. Céline Dewachter
"Heart failure and pulmonary hypertension: the place of ergospirometry
10:35 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop session 1
12:00 - 13:00 Workshop session 2
13:00 - 14:00 Sandwich lunch & BWGCPR meeting 


Workshop 1: The basics of ergospirometry – Demo of real CPX test by Dr. Erwin de Bliek (Cardiology, UZA) 
Workshop 2: Determination of thresholds by Prof. Vitalie Faoro (FSM ULB) 
Workshop 3: Cardiac versus Respiratory limitations: how to differentiate by Prof. Eric Derom (UZ Gent)  
Workshop 4: How to prescribe exercise in HFpEF patients by M. Michel Lamotte (Erasme ULB) 


What? 11th Update Symposium - Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Where? Acertys offices @ Oeyvaersbosch 12, 2630 Aartselaar
When? Saturday 26th March, 2022 from 09:00 - 14:00 
Language: English 
Accreditation: Accreditation for Doctors and Physiotherapists is requested.
Fee: 90€ (physicians), 50€ (non-physicians) - Sandwich lunch & coffee breaks included

(Please find the payment information in the official invite below)