Spring WTS Meeting (2018)


Friday 16th March 2018 

Copthorne Hotel, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff. CF5 6DH 


09.00  Welsh Thoracic Society Executive Committee Meeting

09.30   Coffee & Registration

10:00   Welcome

10:05  Welcome ILD Specific Pulmonary Rehabilitation Natalie Murray, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Princes of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Reena McClure, Specialist Physiotherapist, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Questions  

10.20.   Questions

10.25.   VR Technology for Distraction and Motivation Therapy Dr Catherine O’Leary, CF Consultant Psychologist

10.45.   Questions

10.50.   Rigid Bronchoscopy - An essential service in a tertiary lung cancer centre Dr David Breen, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Director Interventional Respiratory Unit, Galway University Hospitals

11.20.    Questions

11.25     Coffee

11.45.   Update on Endobronchial Valves Dr Ramsey Sabit, Consultant Respiratory Consultant, C&V UHB

12.15.   Question

12.20.   ‘Tim Griffiths Memorial Lecture’ Transplantation for the Respiratory Physician Dr Richard Thompson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

12.55.    Questions

13.00     Lunch

14.00    Annual General Meeting of Welsh Thoracic Society 

14.30.   New Trials and Treatments in Mesothelioma Dr Anna Bibby, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow & Honorary Respiratory Physician. Bristol 

15.00.  Questions

15.05.  The Importance of Ultrasound in Respiratory Medicine Dr David Breen, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Director Interventional Respiratory Unit, Galway University Hospitals

15.35.   Questions

15.40.  Coffee

16.00.  Aspergillosis – A Practical Guide to Management Dr Gemma Hayes, Devon

16.30.  Questions

16.35.  COPD+: Supporting people with COPD who have a score of MRC 1 or 2 Claire Hurlin, Sarah Hicks, Prof K Lewis Presenting: Claire Hurlin

16.55.  Questions

17.00.  Early Feasibility – Lessons learnt from developing a virtual pulmonary rehabilitation (VIPAR) Network Professor Keir Lewis, Swansea University & Hywel Dda UHB

17.25.  Questions

17.30   RHIG Update Dr Simon Barry, Consultant Respiratory Physician, C&V UHB

18.30   Close of meeting Evening Dinner (optional) 

Addendum: For those delegates staying for the last hour session presented by Dr Simon Barry, refreshments will be served in seminar room, please give your preferred drink option when registering, these will be ordered and delivered to the seminar room for 5.30pm – thank you 

Please take the time to look around the exhibition stands and chat to the Pharmaceutical/Industry company reps, who have kindly supported today’s meeting – without their continued support meetings such as this, would not be possible – thank-you