Allergic and Non-allergic Respiratory Disease in Farmers
The goal of the webinar is to inform health care providers of farmers and farming exposed workers on the allergic and non-allergic respiratory diseases commonplace to this type of environment. The webinar will cover a general overview of allergic and non-allergic respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypersensitivity pneumonia, and organic dust toxic syndrome. Viewers of this webinar will be able to recognize the similarities and differences in the presentation, diagnostic approach, and treatment modalities available.
By the end of this webinar, the audience will be able to:
- Recognize and determine allergic respiratory disease and discuss relevance with in the farming community.
- Discuss the diagnostic evaluation of occupational induced asthma.
- Recognize the common causes of non-allergic respiratory disease among farmers including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, organic dust toxic syndrome, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
- Be able to discuss treatment options for respiratory disease in farmers.
Jill Poole, MD
Associate Tenured Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Medicine and Medical Director of Allergy Services at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Poole is a board-certified clinical allergist and immunologist with an active laboratory focused on understanding agriculture-related environmental organic dust-induced lung and systemic bone disease. This has been her focus for over ten years with grant funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She has had several important findings as part of her funded work. She enjoys collaborating with agriculture research centers in Nebraska and Colorado, particularly in human cross-sectional and epidemiological studies, and mentors PhD and post-doctoral students, and pulmonary fellows.