april, 2016

27apr10:00 am12:00 pmOvercoming Common Challenges in Centralized Pulmonary Function Clinical TrialsWebinar


Event Details



Live Webcast

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (10:00 AM EDT) (4:00 PM CEST)

Respiratory and non-respiratory studies are complex in regards to specific therapeutic knowledge that is needed and various pulmonary function tests that are used for the management of the condition. Monitoring a respiratory study requires knowledge of the specific disease and associated guidelines. In the majority of pulmonary studies, the pulmonary function results are the primary and secondary endpoints.

It is essential to provide information to the research community that will allow you to make educated decisions upon how to perform a spirometry, DLCO or other pulmonary function tests while adhering to protocols in accordance with ATS / ERS guidelines that can reduce your variability and allow you and your investigative sites to detect real and significant changes for your clinical trial.

Learning Objectives:

  • Guide clinical research professionals to understand the technicalities, challenges, and the nuances of performing respiratory studies
  • Provide an overview of selection bias used in respiratory and non-respiratory studies and how using the right predicted values to exclude or include patients from a study can positively influence your study results
  • Discuss different types of pulmonary function monitoring and how to reduce variability in your trial.


Gregg L. Ruppel, MEd, RRT, RPFT
Adjunct Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Mr. Gregg L. Ruppel, MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC served as the Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at St. Louis University Hospital for over 30 years. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for the last 10 years.


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm