Wed, 5/23: 9:00 AM
- 10:00 AM
Philadelphia Convention Center
The clinical outcomes of patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) are improved when the inciting environmental antigen has been identified. Industrial hygienists/exposure scientists should have a role in assessing environments for these antigens. They can ultimately contribute to reducing the burden of disease associated with HP. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of exposure assessment methods in the study of HP; with the goal of creating investigatory tools that can be implemented to increase the proportion of patients for whom the inciting antigen is identified.
Upon completion of this presentation, attendees should be able to:
• Recognize the problem of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
• Evaluate exposure assessment methods for patients with HP.
• Identify methods and strategies that can be employed in these investigations.
Exposure Assessment Strategies
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology