Journal Club

Journal Club

The ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation announces the next edition of its Journal Club, on Monday January 28th at 12:00PM EST, on a community-based physical activity intervention.

Dr. Alda Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal) will present the paper entitled Long-term efficacy and effectiveness of a behavioural and community-based exercise intervention (Urban Training) to increase physical activity in patients with COPD: a randomised controlled trial.  This paper was published in the European Respiratory Journal.

We will be joined by one of the authors of the paper, Dr Judith-Aymerich Garcia (ISGlobal and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain).  Professor Theirry Troosters (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. Sarah Roark (Denver Health and University of Colorado, USA), Professor Richard Casaburi (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Chair of the ATS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly) and member of the ATS PR Assembly web committee), experts in our field, will serve as an online discussion panelists.  The discussion will be moderated by Claire Nolan (Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, UK).

The web-based platform allows for a live and interactive Journal Club with real-time discussion both online and via telephone. Please use a landline phone or VoIP for the call.

You will need to register for the webinar in order to participate in the Journal Club.  Registration is free. To reserve your Webinar seat today please click here

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate with this session and look forward to a stimulating discussion.

Please contact Claire Nolan (, with any suggestions or questions.

Claire Nolan
Web Committee, ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Dr. Rachael Evans, MBChB, PhD
Web Editor, ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Professor Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD
Chair, ATS Assembly of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Physical activity is increased by a 12-week semiautomated telecoaching programme in patients with COPD: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Last Reviewed: December 2018