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NET Training Day: Whittington Hospital 07/06/17

On a sunny day in June we were welcomed to the Whittington Hospital by Dr Ruvini Dharma. Many thanks to her for organising the day, and for inviting colleagues from further afield to provide a specialist perspective. Inhaled treatment in COPD – an update from GOLD We started the day with a welcome update on … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Newham Hospital 07/02/17

In February we met at Newham for a day of TB-related talks. Many thanks to Dr Nivenka Jayasekera for organising the day. The Collaborative TB Strategy in Action  We started the day with an overview of the collaborative TB strategy and a reminder of the TB rates in the UK, highest in London. Newham has particularly high rates. We compared … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Barts Hospital 12/01/17

The first training day of the new year was hosted by Barts Health. Many thanks to Dr Tino Cappocci for organising the day, and for putting so much thought into the content and refreshment options! Bronchiectasis: the imaging fundamentals Dr Emma Cheasty started the day with some beautiful images of the lungs, and some classic examples of bronchiectasis. The pathological … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Royal Free Hospital 01/11/16

In November The Royal Free Hospital hosted an innovative programme, themed around Respiratory and Rheumatological overlap conditions. Many thanks to Dr James Goldring, Dr Richard Stratton and everyone at the Royal Free for co-ordinating and contributing to the day. Many thanks to Dr Catherine Rang for sharing notes from the day. Interstitial lung disease classification and management Dr Elizabeth Renzoni, started … Continue reading

NET Respiratory Training Day – Homerton Hospital 29/07/16

An enthusiastic group of trainees met at Homerton Hospital in July, keen for interaction and participation! Many thanks to Dr Angshu Bhowmik for co-ordinating the day, and for speakers who travelled from other hospitals to give talks. Intro Dr Angshu Bhowmik, started the day with a welcome refresher on the indications, contraindications and basic mechanics of NIV. He encouraged … Continue reading

NET Respiratory Training Day: North Mid – 31/03/16

A small but select group of trainees met at the North Middlesex Hospital for a day featuring: palliative and end of life care; TB; SLT perspectives on aspiration; and home NIV.  Many thanks to Dr Stefan Lozewicz for co-ordinating the day. Palliative Care Dr Vinnie Nambisan, Consultant in Palliative Care, started the day with a topical subject, palliative … Continue reading

NET Training Day – Princess Alexandra, Harlow: 29/02/16

Well done to everyone who made the trek out to Harlow for a day of thromboembolism, CTEPH, ethics, NHS management and asthma. Many thanks to Dr Muhammad Anwar for co-ordinating the day and inviting such great speakers. Interesting facts about Harlow and the Princess Alexandra Hospital: The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a 489 bedded District General Hospital providing a … Continue reading

NET Training Day (ILD) – UCLH: 21/10/15

In late October we met at UCLH for a day dedicated to ILD. Thank you to Dr Joanna Porter for putting on such an engaging and relevant programme, and for inviting excellent external speakers. And well done to Alex Mackay for live tweeting the day. Liver failure We started the day in slightly unfamiliar territory, below the … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Whittington Hospital – 03/06/15

In June we congregated at the Whittington for a day focused on smoking cessation. Introduction Dr Myra Stern welcomed us and set the scene by giving some context to the quit smoking debate and reframing smoking cessation as treatment for tobacco dependance. She reminded us that there are diverse views on smoking, and prominent characters who are vocal in … Continue reading

NET Respiratory Royal Free Training Day: 14/05/15

In May we met at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead for a day of alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT), VQ-SPECT, safe sedation in Bronchoscopy, invasive fungal disease and business cases. Many thanks for James Goldring for organising a great day. Before the main sessions, we began the day with an introduction from Dr John Hurst, and an update on the London … Continue reading