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Training course: Performing exercise Intervention trials in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation

Insights on methodology, with a practical hands-on approach

Add to calendar19/03/20150:00 20/03/20150:00 Europe/Paris Training course: Performing exercise Intervention trials in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation

This course is aimed at providing an in depth analysis of the methodology for performing exercise intervention trials in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, combined with a practical “hands-on” approach of exercise testing and exercise training.

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Summary

This course is aimed at providing an in depth analysis of the methodology for performing exercise intervention trials in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, combined with a practical “hands-on” approach of exercise testing and exercise training.

Course director:  Professor Martin Halle (Munich, Germany)

Date & Venue:  19 - 20 March 2015, Munich, Germany

Technische Universität München
Department for Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Georg-Brauchle-Ring 56 (Campus C)
D-80992 Munich

Target Audience

  • Exercise physiologists
  • Sports scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Physicians
  • Exercise and life-sciences research personnel
  • Doctoral students, PhDs


Programme

Day one:

  • Introduction    
  • What can we learn from previous intervention trials? (LOOK Ahead, HF Action, SMARTEX)
  • Ongoing trials in cardiovascular prevention : Key Challenges (OPTIMEX trial)
  • Assessment of physical activity by questionnaires
  • Assessment of physical activity by accelerometers
  • Assessment of cardiopulmonary fitness by exercise testing
  • Assessment of nutrition by questionnaire
  • Imaging of early atherosclerosis for intervention trials
  • Hands-on Vascular and Cardiac function : endothelial function, retinal artery assessment, IMT, diastolic function
  • Hands-on Cardio-pulmonary Exercise testing
  • Hands-on Exercise Training
  • Planning a Grant Application and Study Design: from Idea to Application
  • How to get the most of your statistics: Power calculation & other methods
  • Closing remarks


Day 2

  • Visit of exercise intervention training center with patients in ongoing trials.
  • Visit of clinical prevention clinic : outpatient clinic for prevention and sports medicine
  • Workshop: Planning a real study
  • Workshop: Writing a real synopsis for a study
  • Closing remarks