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SOM and RSM, Occupational respiratory disease: Policy, prevention and clinical practice

Joint Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) meeting

Venue: 1 Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London W1G 0AE

This meeting presents a unique opportunity to hear from a range of experts from academia, clinical practice and policy makers providing a greater understanding of occupational respiratory disease.

In a recent report by Health and Safety Executive, occupational respiratory disease in the UK is currently estimated to result in approximately 12,000 deaths each year in the UK. Additionally, there are an estimated 14,000 new cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work in the UK each year. Worldwide, particularly in low and middle income countries, the population is much greater. 

The pathology, detection and prevention of occupational respiratory disease continues to evolve. Join us as we examine the recent developments and future directions on topics ranging from occupational asthma to construction workers health and the Australian epidemic in accelerated silicosis. There will also be two expert panel discussions with plenty of opportunity for knowledge sharing between clinical and academic interests.

Attendees can expect to:

- Know about current prevalence and incidence of occupational respiratory disease in the UK.

- Understand the current Health and Safety Executive's recommendations for control and detection of the disease.

- Be able to describe current surveillance systems for occupational respiratory disease, understand how to report cases, and learn about the current epidemiological disease burden.

- Hear about the unprecedented silicosis epidemic in Australia.

- Improve understanding of prevention measures for occupational respiratory disease in the workplace.

SOM members can book at a discounted rate, see RSM booking page for details.

For further details and to book, visit the RSM website.

July 1st, 2020 8:30 AM   to   4:30 PM