Pleural Seminar Wales 2018

This years pleural seminar will be held on Friday 9th November at the Postgraduate Centre, Friars Field in Newport.

Registration will be available on this site nearer the date.

Documents added

I’ve added various helpful documents such as chest drain check lists / protocols etc which can be found under the ’Resources page (

These have been provided by authors who are happy to adapt the documents to your needs and use in your health board as you wish.

Please let me know if you have any documents you think might be helpful to share on this site.

WPIG meeting – 08/03/2018 @ 12.45 PM

Good evening,
the next meeting of the Welsh pleural interest group will take place on Thursday 8th March 12.45-14.00 – VC link 512118;
items for discussion so far:
– activity on the pleural Forum and interesting cases;
– progress with the pleural registry/database
– mesothelioma guidelines
– collection of information for ‘metrics’ reported via pleural subgroup – RHIG;
– challenging cases for discussion;

Any topics you would like to discuss in the hour allocated for this meeting?

Pleural Seminar Regsitration

The pleural seminar of the 10th November will start with a meeting of the pleural interest group where Dr Thahseen will kindly introduce this pleural forum site to increase the visibility and use of the site; can the members of the group let other interested colleagues know of the pleural seminar date and programme

We are taking registrations (anyone interested to attend to contact Dr Narendra Chinnappa or Dr. Alina Ionescu to register ( the meeting is free of charge due to our sponsors)


  • Alina Ionescu

Welsh National Pleural Registry WebEx


The WebEx due to be held on 7th September has been postponed. You will receive notification of a new date shortly.

PETAD 31082017  –  Click to download a copy of the database form

Message from the team :

Shortly you will all receive an email invitation to join the WebEx meeting.

The meeting is on September 7th at 18.30. The email you will get will enable you to log on to the meeting. You can start the process a few minutes before the meeting if you like to give you time to go through the steps below.


  1. In the invitation email there is a button on the right hand side of the email that says “Join”. Clicking this will take you to the WebEx software.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen you will see your cursor flashing in the name box, enter your name (this allows us to see who is present)
  3. Then it asks for your email address underneath, please enter this. You should then be able to see the shared screen from Peter.
  4. To be able to hear everyone in the invitation email there is an audio number and a meeting access code at the bottom of the invitation email. After you have clicked join and done steps 2 and 3, please ring the audio number,  and then type in the code when prompted followed by the # key.


You should all then be able to see the demonstration and hear the presentation. We look forward to presenting to you and answering your queries.

Pleural Seminar Wales – 10th November 2017

Annual Pleural Seminar Wales 2017   –   Have you registered? 

This years pleural seminar will be held at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny on 10/11/2017.

See the provisional programme here

Message from Dr Ionescu :

I would be grateful if you could share this with any interested colleagues – and grateful to the SpRs if they could email SpR colleagues;

– additionally, if you would like to present an interesting case, QIP or audit we are always very happy to hear from you;

– we had an opportunity to invite the speaker who will update us on ECMO (while not strictly a pleural issue – we thought it may be of interest to this audience);

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