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Occupational lung disease – keeping up to date


Tuesday 13 September 2016



9:15am - 5pm



Paul Wood lecture theatre, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY 


£175 (VAT exempt) 


Lunch and refreshments provided

Occupational lung disease course


A one-day meeting to focus on current and emerging issues in occupational lung disease. The day covers current issues in epidemiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis, with ample opportunity for discussion. There will be a wide range of invited speakers from occupational and respiratory medicine.



Guest speakers and lecture titles:


  • Dr Chris Barber (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield) - Asbestosis and IPF: same difference?

  • Professor Raymond Agius (University of Manchester) -  

    - Chemical determinants of occupational lung disease

  • Lt. Col. Andy Johnston (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham) - Lungs in Combat Zones

  • Professor Neil Pearce (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) - Occupational lung carcinogens and IARC: interpreting evidence and causality’

  • Dr Laura Crawford (Health Management Ltd., London) and Dr Phillip James (National Heart and Lung Institute [Imperial College]) - How to learn from a workplace outbreak: where science and practice meet



Who is it for?

Healthcare specialists (physicians and experienced nurses) in occupational and respiratory medicine.

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Professor Paul Cullinan 
Department of occupational and environmental medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital.
Honorary consultant in respiratory medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Professor in occupational and environmental respiratory disease in the department of respiratory epidemiology, occupational medicine and public health at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Member of Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and deputy editor of Thorax. Professor Cullinan's academic interests include epidemiology of occupational lung diseases and, in particular, occupational asthma, as well as other environmental determinants of lung disease.

Dr Jo Szram
Department of occupational and environmental medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital. 

Dr Szram trained in respiratory and general medicine in North West London. Since 2005 she has worked in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where she is also Director of Medical Education. 

She is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.  Her main interests are in the identification and diagnosis of occupational lung diseases, and the respiratory health screening of individuals placed in safety-critical roles.  She is heavily involved in the education and training of healthcare professionals, focused on learning that directly benefits patients, particularly those with work-related lung diseases, regularly welcoming clinical observers to the clinic.

Dr Sara De Matteis 

Respiratory epidemiology, occupational medicine and public health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and department of occupational and environmental medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital. 

Dr De Matteis is an academic clinical lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and an occupational health physician at Royal Brompton Hospital. Her main research interest is studying the occupational and environmental causes of respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer. She is currently working on the development of a web tool to collect and code lifetime job histories for the UK Biobank cohort study, which recruited over 500,000 subjects, aged 40-69, from the UK general population. Dr De Matteis gained her PhD in occupational and environmental epidemiology in 2013 from the school of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Milan, Italy, where she also achieved her specialty in occupational medicine in 2010 and her MD in 2005.  

Dr Johanna Feary 

Department of occupational and environmental medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital. 

Respiratory physician at Royal Brompton Hospital and honorary clinical research fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Dr Feary completed a PhD in asthma epidemiology at the University of Nottingham in 2011. She currently holds a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) postdoctoral fellowship and, as part of this, is undertaking a study (named SPIRAL) into the health of laboratory scientists and the epidemiology of laboratory allergy. Her clinical interests include the assessment and management of occupational lung disease, and severe and difficult-to-treat asthma.

Refund policy

For written cancellations received up to two weeks prior to the commencement of the course, 50% of the course fee will be refunded. Thereafter, no refunds can be made, however substitute delegates are welcome at no extra charge. If you (or your substitute) are unable to attend after the two weeks' notice period, it may be possible to transfer to the next course (subject to the course running). You will be required to pay a £50 administration charge, plus the additional course fees.

If the course organiser cancels the course due to low attendance, or for any other reason, delegates will be reimbursed in full or registered for the next available course, should they wish.

The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme without notice and to refuse any registration.

We cannot confirm places on this course until payment has been received in full.

Please do not make any travel arrangements until written booking confirmation is received.

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121


For more information, please contact:

Magda Wheatley

Secretary to Professor Paul Cullinan


National Heart & Lung Institute, Department of respiratory epidemiology, occupational medicine and public health,

1b Manresa Road,


London,  SW3 6LR

Tel: +44(0)20 7594 7990