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Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Short Course, Sheffield

12 March, 2019

This BTS one day short course on Occupational & Environmental Lung Disease is organised by Dr Chris Barber, Centre for Workplace Health, Sheffield and Professor Paul Cullinan.

The programme can be seen here.  Speakers and their presentations from our department comprise Johanna Feary ('Acute inhalation injuries') and Joanna Szram ('Less common OLD').

The course will be entirely case-based, with interactive voting.   It will be delivered by a faculty of experts and is aimed at newly-qualified consultants, trainees and other healthcare professionals with an interest in Respiratory Medicine.

The principal learning objectives will be:

  • To be aware of the causes and pathophysiology of the most common acute and chronic occupational and environmental lung diseases
  • To understand the importance of taking a detailed history of possible environmental and occupational exposures for patients with respiratory disease
  • To be aware of how occupational and environmental lung diseases are investigated, including interpretation of lung function testing and the role of challenge testing
  • To understand the management principals in occupational and environmental lung disease, particularly the importance of early diagnosis and exposure avoidance where appropriate
  • To understand the curricular requirements for occupational and environmental lung disease, and test knowledge with interactive case-based questions

Location: Mercure Hotel, Sheffield

Further details available soon. 

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