I9: Environmental Exposure Assessments for Patients With Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Michael Krause Moderator
Redmond , WA 
United States of America
Coreen Robbins, MHS, PhD, CIH Presenter
Veritox, Inc.
Redmond , WA 
United States of America
Karen Michael, MPH, PhD Co-Presenter
Veritox, Inc.
Redmond , WA 
United States of America
Wed, 5/23: 9:00 AM  - 10:00 AM 
Education Session 
Pennsylvania Convention Center 
Room: Room 117 


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.

Learning Outcomes

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. 

Learning Level(s)



Emerging Issues
Exposure Assessment Strategies
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology