The World Trade Center collapse significantly impacted rescue workers, and provides a longitudinal look at respiratory disease management over time that can be applied to other occupational and environmental exposures. Mechanisms by which environmental/occupational exposures impact airway disease will be reviewed for application to future clinical approaches.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify distinct occupational asthma phenotypes and how that information guides potential biological and interventional therapy approaches
- Examine the longitudinal airway disease effects in rescue workers and asthmatics following the World Trade Center collapse, and their implications for treatment
- Identify the mechanisms that determine how differing occupational and environmental exposures impact the airway inflammatory response to guide future therapeutic approaches
David I. Bernstein, MD FAAAAI
Bernstein Allergy Group, Inc
Phenotyping Occupational Asthma: Is there a Place for Biologics?
Joaquin D. Sastre, MD PhD FAAAAI
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz