ILD WORKSHOP 2019

The Interstitial Lung Disease Workshop 2019 was successfully held at UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus on the 2nd and 3rd May 2019. It was a collaborative joint effort of Faculty of Medicine of UiTM, Malaysian Thoracic Society, Institut Perubatan Respiratori, College of Radiology Malaysia and Boehringer Ingelheim. There were a few international experts at the workshop; Prof Azuma Arata from Japan; Dr Chain Gin Tsen, Dr Felecia Teo, Dr Ashish Chalwa and Dr Ng Yuen Li from Singapore. Approximately 240 participants consisted of radiologists, pulmunologists, pathologists and medical officers attended the workshop. There were also international delegates from Indonesia attending the workshop.

 The main objectives of the workshop were to improve the knowledge of various diagnosis of interstitial lung disease, to recognize potential cases of ILD, to ensure appropriate and timely referral, to recognize the ILD radiology pattern on HRCT, to emphasize the concept of multi-disciplinary discussion (MDD) in making a confident diagnosis of ILD, to understand the appropriate treatment plan for specific ILD, which could relieve symptoms and restore or improve quality of life.