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PG14 Core Curriculum Postgraduate Course: Occupational asthma: risk factors and managementPostgraduate CourseChairs:
V. Schluenssen (Arhus, Denmark), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium)Aims:
This course covers the main issues of occupational asthma from pathogenesis to current prevention and treatment strategies The main aims of this course are to: describe the different types of occupational asthma; describe the key risk factors and events involved in the development of occupational asthma, and to understand the principles behind the development of adult onset asthma; review how risk factors interact with the human immune system, and discuss the causal relationship between inhaled exposure and asthma and the biological mechanisms underlying the interaction with the occupational environment; and define the goals and importance of prevention.
HERMES SYLLABUS LINKS: B.6.1 Occupational asthma, B.17.1 Upper airway disease, I.7. Public health issues.
TYPE OF COURSE: Case, problem, lecture and evidence based