PF Occupational lung disease – professional and patient perspectivesPatient forumChairs:
R. de la Hoz (New York, United States of America)Aims:
Occupational lung disease remains an important and challenging area in terms of diagnosis, treatment and policy. Featuring experts from primary and specialist care alongside patients who formerly worked in sandblasting and engineering, this session will explore key themes around lung health in the workplace including:
• Prevention - how can workers be better informed and protected from the risks?
• Poor detection of occupational lung disease – why is occupational lung disease often missed, what is the impact, and what needs to change?
• Diagnostic techniques
• Management of occupational lung disease and disability
• What is the impact of having a lung condition at work, particularly when caused by your job? What needs to change to improve awareness of lung health in the workplace?