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March 13, 2024, 6:45-8:00pm Pacific Time

Note: this lecture will only be available to registrants as a live webcast. Live attendance is expected.

OEM Grand Rounds: Short of Breath at Work: Is it an Occupational Disease?

The panelists will discuss respiratory disease management in an occupational health context. Dr. Sack will present on the general approach to occupational lung disease: when to suspect an occupational lung disease, general approach to the occupational history, general approach to the workup, and how the non-specialist OEM doc should approach these cases. Dr. Ronish will present a few specific cases to highlight how we these strategies play out in real patients, the differences in presentation and objective testing between obstructive and restrictive lung disease, and how we treat or follow up different occupational lung diseases. Time permitting, she will also discuss a case that highlights how to think about respiratory surveillance. 


  • Coralynn Sack, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Epidemiology, University of Washington

  • Bonnie Ronish, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington; Clinic Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington

This lecture is part of the OEM Grand Rounds Lecture Series.


Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.