Welsh ILD – Interdisciplinary Network May 2016
This month saw the first meeting of the Welsh ILD-INN at Miskin Manor. The meeting was attended by nurses and allied health professionals from health boards across Mid and South Wales and will hopefully be a catalyst to the development of a Welsh regional network for health care professionals working with patients with ILD. This is just the start of what is intended to become a collaborative, supportive, information sharing group.
The group would like to thank Dr Ben Hope- Gill Consultant Respiratory Physician Cardiff & Vale UHB for presenting on the CANOPY trial. . The program also included a presentation by Julie Hocking ILD Nurse on the challenges of current treatments for IPF followed by a group discussion and sharing of experiences. Most importantly there was also time to meet each other and plan the way forward. Future suggested agenda items include Pulmonary rehabilitation in ILD; Palliative Care; Histopathology; Case Studies; Transplant; Drugs used to Treat ILD; Advanced Care Planning. The group decided to meet bi annually and rotate the location of future meeting along the M4 corridor.
The next meeting will be held on
Welsh ILD-INN Network Meeting
Thursday 30th Nov 2017
Education Centre Moriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL.
. If you are interested in attending check the regional page for further details closer to the date.
Thank you also to Boehringer Ingelheim for supporting the meeting.