Interstitial lung disease: Modern approaches to diagnosis and management


Tuesday 19 September 2017

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Respiratory Medicine Section


5 CPD Points

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about this event

This one day meeting focuses on interstitial lung disease, over the course of the day you will hear from expert speakers who will discuss various areas of this disease including; treatment, transplantation, diagnostic tests and pulmonary hypertension.


aim and Objectives 

To review current best practise and approaches to diagnosis, classification and management of interstitial lung disease, including management of complications. 

By the end of this meeting you will 

  • Understand how to treat interstitial lung disease
  • Understand a clinically relevant classification of interstitial lung disease, and how to make a diagnosis
  • How to recognise and treat the complications of interstitial lung disease

Travel Grant

The Respiratory Medicine Section are now offering trainees and students to apply for a travel grant of up to £100 to attend this meeting. Please provide a letter of no more than two A4 pages in length detailing your expenses and why you would like to attend. Applicants should be members of the Royal Society of Medicine. Please send your applications to


RSM member from £40 - £105
Non-member from £50 - £145


9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Chair: Dr Michael Beckles, President, Respiratory Medicine Section, RSM

9.35 am

Introduction and classification of interstitial lung disease

Professor Athol Wells, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

10.10 am

Radiology of interstitial lung disease

Dr Anand Devraj, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

10.40 am

Panel discussion

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Diagnostic tests in interstitial lung disease

Dr Pallav Shah, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College

12.00 pm

Treatment of interstitial lung disease

Dr Felix Chua, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 pm

Panel discussion

12.45 pm


1.45 pm

Pathology of interstitial lung disease

Professor Andrew Nicholson, Consultant Histopathologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College

2.15 pm

Connective tissue interstitial lung disease (CT-ILD)

Dr Sangita Aggarwal, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

2.45 pm

Panel discussion

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.20 pm

Pleuro-pulmonary fibroelastosis (PPFE)

Dr Felix Chua

3.50 pm

The role of transplantation in interstitial lung disease

Paul Corris, Professor of Thoracic Medicine, Newcastle University

4.20 pm

Pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease

Dr Gerry Coghlan, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

4.50 pm

Panel discussion

5.00 pm

Close of meeting and online evaluations

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For information on this event, contact Debbie FennerTel: 02072903856 Email: arrow