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Respiratory Illness and Palliative Care
Thu. 25 May 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm ACST
Professor Hubertus Jersmann
Hubertus Jersmann was born in Germany and migrated to Australia in the 1980s. He works as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician at the Royal Adelaide and Burnside War Memorial Hospitals. He has visited Alice Springs Hospital every two months since 2011. Prof Jersmann has a special interest in Interventional Pulmonology, inserting endobronchial valves to achieve non-surgical lung volume reduction in select cases of severe COPD, bronchial thermoplasty to remodel airways to reduce smooth muscle hypertrophy for patient with severe intractable asthma.
Hubertus has an MD in human genetics and a PhD in immunobiology and is a Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. He enjoys the combination of clinical work, academic laboratory-based research and particularly teaching of medical students and doctors in training.
Prof Jersmann will be talking about several end stage lung diseases including lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease. He is an interventional pulmonologist and will touch on the role of palliative interventions including lung transplantation, tunneled catheter for pleural effusions, airway stents and laser.
Some of the issues associated with the provision of home oxygen and accessing palliative supports will also feature in his talk.