Come and join us at the NEW multi-disciplinary conference for Occupational Health Professionals in the fantastic location of Leeds

26th TO 28th June 2017

Monday 26th June

Occupational Medicine 2017 Trainee Conference

Monday is our Trainee Conference.  This is a FREE day of sessions aimed at our Trainees and run by our Trainee Representatives.  Please indicate when you book on-line for the main Conference if you would like to receive further information about the Trainee Conference.

Occupational Medicine 2017 Trainee Conference is kindly sponsored by:

Rolls Royce
British Petroleum

Sunday 25th June

1900 Informal Social Event, city centre, Leeds

Monday 26th June

Programme to take place in the Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
Outline programme (final programme will be published in due course)

0830 Registration
0900 Welcome
FOM Trainee Representatives
0910 FOM Update
FOM President
0930 SOM Update
SOM President
0950 Session TBC
1010 Session TBC
1030 Coffee
1100 Panel Session
1230 Lunch
1330 Keynote Speaker
1415 Senior Trainee Session
1500 Tea
1530 Session TBC
1615 Session TBC
1700 Closing Remarks
1900 Conference Welcome Reception with main conference delegates, at the Royal Armouries Museum

The Workplace Visits are on Monday also.

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Leeds Canalside
CPD approved – 6 points for full attendance each day

Tuesday 27th June

"200 years since Thackrah arrived in Leeds"

Main Conference Day 1

08.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 Open and Welcome from the SOM and FOM Presidents
09.30 Occupational risks for health workers world-wide – the implications for UK Occupational Health
Professor David Heymann CBE, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London and Chairman of Public Health England, UK
10.15 OH Controversies/Panel on upcoming White Paper
Panelists:
SOM and FOM Presidents
Dr Julia Smedley, Head of Occupational Health, Southampton General Hospital
11.00 Peter Taylor Award Winner: Trainee Presentation
11.15 Break, Exhibition and Posters
11.45
Parallel 1
Occupational Dermatology
Dr Mark Wilkinson, Consultant Dermatologist, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Parallel 2
The Work and Pain Study
Dr Gwen Wynne-Jones, University of Keele
Parallel 3
Audiology: ENT Links with OH
Mr Kristan Hutson, Academic Research Fellow, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals & Sheffield Children's Hospital
Parallel 4
Standardisation in Colour Vision requirements for occupational environments
Dr Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona, Lecturer in Optics, City, University of London
12.30 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
13.15 Poster Walk
13.45
Parallel 1
Cardiology
Speaker TBC
Parallel 2
Cancer: where are we at and how will study results be used?
Dr Lesley Rushton OBE, Reader in Occupational Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Parallel 3
Sleep Apnoea
Dr David Dawson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Parallel 4
Occupational Dermatology
Dr Mark Wilkinson, Consultant Dermatologist, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
14.30 Comfort break/Room Change
14.35
Parallel 1
MSK: Assessing Fitness for Return to Work
Glyn Smith
Parallel 2
Research Presentation
Dr Drushka Lalloo
Parallel 3
Meet the Expert (bookable session)
Professor Debbie Cohen OBE Director, Student Support, School of Medicine and Director, Medic Support and the Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health, Cardiff
Parallel 4
Return to Work - case presentation
Speaker TBC
15.20 Break
15.50
Parallel 1
Cardiology
Speaker TBC
Parallel 2
Mental Health:
Lecture and multi disciplinary panel
Professor Marios Adamou,  Consultant Psychiatrist Adult ADHD / Autism Service, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Gareth Vincenti, Consultant Psychiatrist, Northallerton
Parallel 3
Audiology: ENT Links with OH
Mr Kristan Hutson, Academic Research Fellow, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals & Sheffield Children's Hospital
Parallel 4
Standardisation in Colour Vision requirements for occupational environments
Dr Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona, Lecturer in Optics, City, University of London
17.30 SOM AGM

19.30 Gala dinner at The Queens Hotel

CPD approved – 6 points for full attendance each day

Wednesday 28th June

Main Conference Day 2

08.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 Eponymous Lecture: The 2017 Jameson-Parkinson Memorial Lecture:
Anticipating new Risks to Health from Work
Professor Raymond Agius, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Director - Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Manchester
09.45 The ACOEM Perspective
Dr Charles Yarborough, President, ACOEM, USA
10.15 Break, Exhibition and Posters
10.45 Eponymous Lecture: The 2017 Thackrah Lecture
Dr Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
11.30
Parallel 1
Spirometry
Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Director of the Centre for Workplace Health, Health & Safety Laboratory Buxton
Parallel 2
Ageing Workforce Session – including a multidisciplinary panel
Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Institute of Occupational Medicine
Dr Jan Hopkins, Interim Team Manager, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Dan Jones, Director of Innovation and Change, Centre for Ageing Better
Professor Anthony Woolf, Chair, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
Parallel 3
Essentials in Travel Medicine
Carolyn Driver, Independent Travel health and Immunisation Specialist
Parallel 4
HAVS
Dr Jon Poole, Consultant Occupational Physician, HSL: HSE’s Health & Safety Laboratory, Buxton
12.20 Comfort Break/Room Change
12.30
Parallel 1
Spirometry
Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Director of the Centre for Workplace Health, Health & Safety Laboratory Buxton
Parallel 2
Flu Vaccinations and Healthcare Workers
Professor Andrew Hayward, Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Informatics, UCL
Parallel 3
Essentials in Travel Medicine
Carolyn Driver, Independent Travel health and Immunisation Specialist
Parallel 4
Research into Return to work – an IOSH perspective
Kate Field, Head of Information and Intelligence, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
13.15 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
14.00 Oral Presentations from submitted abstracts
14.45
Parallel 1
Legal Update:
Consent and Confidentiality in Occupational Health
Professor Diana Kloss MBE, academic, barrister, author and government adviser
Parallel 2
Disability in the Workplace Session - including a multi-disciplinary panel
N.B. Starts at 14.00

Panellists will include:
Dr Julia Smedley, Head of Occupational Health at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum
Parallel 3
Getting research published:
Dr John Hobson, Editor, Occupational Medicine
Parallel 4
Stroke/Epilepsy Management – clinical update
Speakers TBC
15.30 Tea break
16.00 The Future of the Workplace and OH  
Panellists will include:  
Presidents of SOM and FOM 
Helen Kirk, RCN Council for Work and Health and Public Health England

Workplace Visits

All visits will take place on Monday 26th June 2017 – ahead of the main Conference
Each visit has been awarded 2 CPD credits by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Please book your preference at the time of registering, using the on-line registration system.  All places are subject to availability and for obvious reasons, numbers are limited on some of the visits.

These visits have been chosen and developed for their educational value to delegates.  They represent unique opportunities for insights into aspects of occupational health which delegates may not usually have access to.   The visits are available to full delegates only.

HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), near Buxton, Derbyshire

The Laboratory carries out investigative work and research, delivering high quality, evidence-based science to both meet the needs of HSE’s policy and operational activities to help GB work well.   In addition, these activities are delivered to industry and government in the UK and overseas. Our customers can commission services and research across a wide range of disciplines, using our state-of-the-art laboratories and external large-scale testing facilities, as well as analytical expertise from other parts of HSE’s science base. Led by HSE’s Chief Scientific Adviser, this unique tour will provide insights into the fascinating work we undertake in areas such as microbiology, explosives testing, behavioural sciences and more.

Details

  • Cost: £30 per place (excluding transport)
  • Timings: 2pm to 4.30pm
  • Limited number of places available to ensure quality experience for attendees
  • Free parking available at the venue for delegates to travel directly there*

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, at the Service Training Centre, Bradford, Yorkshire

This interesting and unique visit will include:

Dr Neil Smith, Authority Medical Adviser , will give an introduction on role of OHU and the fitness requirements of operational staff

Staged Road Traffic Collision with the possibility of a number of delegates acting as casualties

Discussions on what effect PPE and Breathing Apparatus and working in high temperatures have on the individual, giving delegates an opportunity to get their hands on kit and if possible don a set in classroom. As a breathing apparatus training exercise is scheduled for that day elsewhere within the Training Centre, delegates may be able to see the effects of heat on fire-fighters first-hand, depending on timings

Demonstration of the drill-based fitness assessment or treadmill test which form part of the fitness test for operational fire fighters (subject to available time)

Details

  • Cost: £30 per place (excluding transport)
  • Timings: 2pm to 4pm
  • Limited number of places available to ensure quality experience for attendees
  • Free parking available at the venue for delegates to travel directly there*

The Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), Wakefield, Yorkshire

YPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries and care homes.  The organisation is 100% publicly owned, by 13 local authorities.

In 2012, YPO reached the milestone of returning £100m back to the public sector over the course of the organisation’s history.

This visit will be to the YPO’s huge warehouse and distribution centre between Leeds and Wakefield and will involve a tour of the warehouse along with a discussion about health and safety and occupational health problems pertaining to a major distribution centre and the processes involved.

Details

  • Cost: £30 per place (excluding transport)
  • Timings: 2pm to 4pm
  • Limited number of places available to ensure quality experience for attendees
  • Free parking available at the venue for delegates to travel directly there*

National Coal Mining Museum with talk by Professor David Fishwick, Wakefield, Yorkshire

The Museum incorporates colliery buildings, interactive galleries and the chance to go 140 metres underground in one of Britain’s oldest coal mines to visit authentic pit workings and gain a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages.

Before the underground visit, Professor David Fishwick, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Chief Medical Adviser and Co-Director of Centre for Workplace Health at HSE, will give a talk relating to occupational respiratory disease.  As a global expert on this topic, we are delighted that Professor Fishwick is available for this talk.

Details

  • This visit must be booked before 26th May 2017
  • Cost: Cost: £30 per place (excluding transport)
  • Timings: 2pm to 4pm
  • Unique opportunity to hear Professor Fishwick alongside a visit to this venue
  • Free parking available at the venue for delegates to travel directly there*

Network Rail York Training Facility, York, Yorkshire

Network Rail’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Richard Peters, is delighted to be able to host a small cohort of delegates at York Engineers’ Triangle, located just outside York’s ancient city, so called as it was the location of a triangular track used for turning engines. This new operating and training centre will allow delegates to see an array of hazards and risk that NWR workers face on a day to day basis, with the associated controls to prevent both accidents and health related problems.  Details of the afternoon are being confirmed, but is likely to consist of talks and demonstrations of signalling, tracks and welding. This national centre has been designed to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment to meet the challenges of running a modern rail system.

Details

  • Cost: £30 per place (excluding transport)
  • Timings: 2pm to 4pm
  • Limited number of places available to ensure quality experience for attendees
  • No parking available on-site but venue is a 5 minute walk from the train station or there is an NCP car park nearby for delegates to travel directly there*

*if you require transport from Leeds, you can indicate this when you book this Visit on-line.  The cost of organised transport will depend upon the numbers who need it and will be charged in due course

Social Programme

Welcome Reception with Conference Registration

Monday 26th June 2017 7pm – 9.30pm

in the Tournament Gallery, Royal Armouries Museum
(address: Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT – see Conference Venue section for transport information)

The night before the opening of the main Conference and together with Trainees after their day’s programme, there will be a Welcome Reception.  All delegates are welcome.

Royal Armouries Tournament Gallery

Registration will be open for you to collect your materials for the main Conference.

The Welcome Reception will include drinks and canapés.
The aim of this event will be to enable old friends and new to get together and enjoy some of the Museum’s collections.

Tickets are complimentary with Full Registration, but please indicate at the time of registering whether or not you wish to attend.

Guest tickets are available at a cost of £30.00
No transport is provided to this event.

Gala Dinner and Dance
Dress code: Black Tie

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 7.30pm – 12 midnight

At the Queens Hotel, Leeds (adjacent to Leeds Station)

This will be the highlight of the networking opportunities of this Conference and we are delighted that the After-Dinner speaker will be The Rt Hon Lord Blunkett, Patron of the Society of Occupational Medicine.

Queens Hotel

After a drinks reception, dinner will be served.   Lord Blunkett will speak after dinner, followed by dancing to a live band.

Tickets each cost £55 and include a limited number of drinks, dinner and entertainment. 

Tickets are NOT included in the Conference Registration Fee. 

Please indicate at the time of registering whether or not you wish to attend.   Guests are welcome also.

No transport is provided to this event; tickets will feature a map.

 

Brought to you by the Society of Occupational Medicine and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, hosted in Leeds