About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Sep 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Occupational Medicine, Society of Occupational Medicine

This three-part webinar series is a unique opportunity to examine the recent developments and future directions for occupational respiratory issues. Hear from a range of experts from academia, clinical practice and policy makers who will provide a greater understanding of the topic.

For part 3 of this series, Dr Lisa Curran, president of RSM's Occupational Medicine Section will be joined by Professor Paul Cullinan of Imperial College, London. Professor Cullinan's talk will cover the important safety measures that need to be in place to prevent respiratory issues in the workplace.

Meeting topics include:

  • The current policy position towards respiratory issues
  • The implications for management by occupational health practitioners
  • Medical knowledge of respiratory issues with regard to multi morbidities

The talk will be concluded with an interactive discussion where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to our panel of experts.

This is a joint meeting between RSM's Occupational Medicine Section and the Society of Occupational Medicine.

A certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Key speakers

Professor Paul Cullinan

Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease, National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

Speaker's biography

Professor Cullinan's research interests center around the distribution, aetiology and effects of respiratory disease with particular emphasis on their occupational and environmental relationships. The majority of his work with occupational disease has been in the area of workplace asthma, the most common occupational respiratory disease in the UK, although recently he has extended his interests to COPD and asbestos-related conditions. As far as environmental work is concerned he has concentrated on early-life determinants of childhood asthma, in the UK and elsewhere, and on the effects of traffic exposures. Other interests include the epidemiology of interstitial lung diseases and cystic fibrosis and the respiratory effects of industrial or environmental disasters.


Within the Brompton Hospital he is part of the team which runs the busiest clinical service in the UK for the investigation and management of occupational and other environmental lung diseases. Patients are referred from all parts of the UK for NHS treatment and care. He works as an advisor to a number of government bodies in his specialist field of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Lisa Curran, President, Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Approaching the unfamiliar: Some views on uncertainty

Professor Paul Cullinan, Chair, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Panel discussion
Presentation of Apothecaries Medal

Professor Michael Farthing, Master, Society of Apothecaries

End of the webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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