Practical session at a 'Lung Function Testing in the Workplace - Introductory Level' course

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Occupational Lung Disease - Keeping up to Date

Category: clinical

20 September, 2018

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Course fee - £175 including handout, lunch and refreshments; reduced rate for those in training (details available on request).

Brief description - Update your knowledge of contemporary occupational lung disease at our one day conference.  Hear from experts in their field, covering themes relevant to current occupational health practice, addressing diverse topics such as “new” occupational respiratory diseases, threats to respiratory health in the workplace and controversies in current management of the lungs at work. 

A range of internal and external speakers will present.  Invited speakers are as follows:

  • Dr Paul Grime, Consultant Occupational Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. He will present ‘Behind the walls of the Palace of Westminster’, dealing with occupational health in the Houses of Parliament; with a focus on occupational respiratory health
  • Dr Ian Mudway, Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Toxicology, School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, King's College London: ‘The dangers of diesel at work’
  • Dr James Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.  He will present ‘Respiratory problems in Athletes – An Occupational Lung Disease?’, discussing the fact that there is a high prevalence of respiratory problems in athletic individuals, and whether as such this could be considered an Occupational hazard.  He will cover exercise-induced asthma, cough and respiratory infection.  He will also discuss doping and anti-doping implications in this context

The day will also include talks from the Faculty: Professor Paul Cullinan, Dr Sara De Matteis, Dr Johanna Feary and Dr Joanna Szram – covering a wide range of topics, including Cases from the Clinic, Cleaners, Silica and Asbestos. 

Suitable for - Practising occupational health practitioners (physicians, nurses and advisors)

Accreditation - 5.5 CPD points (Faculty of Occupational Medicine)

Venue (map can be viewed here) -

National Heart and Lung Institute

Education Centre, Paul Wood Lecture Theatre

Guy Scadding Building

Dovehouse Street

London SW3 6LY

Feedback -

“Excellent day at the 2017 conference. Varied, relevant topics presented from expert occupational practitioners. Found the day very valuable in keeping up to date. Plan to go again next year."

"Excellent presentations. Very relevant to my everyday OH practice."

"Everything was really nice. Congratulations."

"It’s perfect!

"An excellent, informative update which will certainly inform my practice back at work.  Thank you!"

"Great; good pace and case histories to illustrate conditions." 

"Very relevant to my own practice, and topical at present in my case management load."

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