Occupational and environmental factors in lung cancer and mesothelioma is a topic of interest that has not been addressed in any educational ERS activity over the last several years. Increasing industrialisation and environmental pollution around the world affects respiratory health and is believed to be linked with a rise in incidence of thoracic cancers among non-smokers.
This session is focused on the best practices and latest developments in environmental and occupational determinants of lung cancer and mesothelioma and their prevention. It will aim to facilitate meaningful interaction between clinicians, researchers and patients advocates.
- Epidemiology of environmental and occupational determinants of lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma
- Translational aspects of environmental pollutants and lung cancer in non smokers; Are we close to molecular prevention?
- Should environmental factors be considered in risk stratification in lung cancer screening programmes?
- Work-based assessments and initiatives in preventing occupational factors’ impact in lung cancer and mesothelioma; the European experience
- PREDICT-Meso: a pan-European research accelerator
The webinar will include five talks (10 minutes each) and will be followed by a 60-minute discussion.
Following this webinar, participants will gain further insight into:
- Environmental and occupational factors responsible for lung cancer and mesothelioma and their prevention
- Molecular changes secondary to air pollution leading to lung cancer in non smokers
- European prevention research initiatives
An application for accreditation of this webinar has been made to the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) for 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. If accredited, the CME credit will be granted upon attendance of at least 60 minutes during the live webinar only.
What is a webinar?
A webinar closely simulates a lecture-based teaching experience. The speakers can interact with the audience, just as in a classroom setting. During the webinar, you will be asked to share your opinion on issues related to the topic using interactive polls.
All participants will be able to hear the lecturer and see the slides throughout the presentation. As a participant you will be able to pose questions or discuss ideas with the other participants via the text chat facility and the speaker will respond to the questions via the microphone.
More information will be communicated in due course.
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Diseases / methods
- Thoracic oncology
- Environmental and occupational health
- General respiratory physicians
- Lung cancer specialists
- Allied healthcare professionals
- Occupational medicine specialists
- Early career members