There is limited and increasingly limited exposure to occupational and environmental health topics at all levels of medical education and in most parts of the world. Continued medical education is increasingly important to compensate for that educational gap.
The audience will gain an understanding of an approach to identify an occupational cause of a patient’s pulmonary disease. The audience will increase their understanding of silica-associated occupational diseases that continue to occur in the modern world, and how these conditions impact patients.
- How to start the process of identifying an occupational cause of a patient’s pulmonary disease
- Why is it important to consider occupational causes of pulmonary diseases?
- What are the respiratory and non-respiratory health effects of occupational silica dust exposure?
- Are silica-associated diseases on the rise again and, if so, why?
- Can we move occupational respiratory health surveillance into the modern world?
Case presentation from lecturer, with polling. It is a case of a patient with interstitial lung disease, with reticulonodular imaging features, who happens to have silicosis, and not one of the idiopathic diseases.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Appraise the importance of obtaining an occupational exposure history in patients with pulmonary diseases, and consider what to do with that information;
- Describe adverse health effects of occupational silica dust exposure;
- Describe the main types of occupational exposure control measures;
- Describe the determinants of the efficacy of occupational exposure control measures.
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?
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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.
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Diseases / methods
- Interstitial lung diseases
- Practicing clinicians