Programme

DAY ONE:

Wednesday 6 November 2019

8.45

Registration and coffee

9.05

Welcome and introduction
Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]

HEALTH AND WORK

9.20

Modern working practices and the role of OH
Dr Oern Foss, independent occupational physician

  • The on-demand economy – impact on workers’ health and safety
  • Safety-critical work – is health screening really our best
    answer?
  • Making modern work fit for modern workers
10.00

Colt Foundation Keynote 1: How can we reduce disability from musculoskeletal pain in working populations?
Prof David Coggon, University of Southampton

  • Scale of problem
  • Underlying pathology
  • What causes have been identified and how much do they explain?
  • What have we learnt from the CUPID study and other recent research?
  • Implications for OH policy and practice
10.45

Coffee and exhibition

11.25

Occupational respiratory cancers: what the future holds
Dr John Moore-Gillon, St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospitals

  • Pathology
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Advances in therapy

MENTAL HEALTH

12.10

PTSD and the updated NICE guideline
Prof Gordon Turnbull, Nightingale Hospital London

  • Risk factors
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Treatment options
  • Disaster planning – is there anything we can do to prevent PTSD?
12.45

Lunch and exhibition

13.50

Suicide
Louise Aston, Business in the Community

  • Risk factors
  • Warning signs
  • Supporting the workforce in the event of suicide
14.25

Gambling addiction and work
Annika Lindberg, chartered counselling psychologist

  • Scale of problem
  • Impact on work and health
  • Identifying signs of gambling addiction
  • Role of OH
15.00

Tea and exhibition

OH LAW

15.25

Access to OH records, reports and data
Nick Hanning, Anthony Gold Solicitors

  • Understanding the law and professional duties
  • GDPR, the Data Protection Regulations and the Access to Medical Reports Act
  • The importance of consent
  • Subject access requests
  • Information about third parties
  • Timescales and costs
16.20

Legal Q&A

  • Your opportunity to put your legal queries to our experts, Nick Hanning and Diana Kloss
16.35

What matters to you in OH practice?
Five-minute briefing sessions

  • Your chance to highlight some work that has helped improve health in your workplace, or share a great new idea – but you’ve only got FIVE minutes and 20 slides to do it! If you are interested in presenting a five-minute briefing, and your idea is selected, you can benefit from a very special booking offer. Find out more here
17.30

End of first day

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DAY TWO:

Thursday 7 November 2019

8.00

Breakfast briefing: Noise at work
Susan Donnelly and Chris Steel, HSE

8.40

Registration and coffee

9.00

Welcome and introduction

HEALTHY WORK

9.05

Positive psychology at work
Dr Karen Coomer, KC Business Health Ltd

  • Does happiness have a place in OH or is it a distraction?
  • Sorting the evidence from the ’pink and fluffy’
  • Key theories and models to use in OH practice
9.40

Colt Foundation Keynote 2: The joy of work
Dr Clare Gerada, Practitioner Health Programme

  • Are OH doctors and nurses in despair?
  • What can be done about this?
  • Bringing the joy back into medicine
10.25

Tea and exhibition

FUTURE WORKING

10.55

The machine will see you now: technology in OH
Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis

  • The role of technology in changing OH practice
  • Why algorithms and Artificial Technology may be more reliable than traditional approaches
  • Preparing for new ways of working in the future
  • Ethical issues
11.25

Robots, cobots and OSH: how robotics will affect occupational H&S – an interactive session
Jeremy Hadall, Manufacturing Technology Centre

  • Current capability and near-future developments
  • Interaction with human workers – designing for health
  • Impact on psychological health
  • Risk assessment
  • Can robots do the dirty work?
12.15

Future working Q&A

MATERNITY ISSUES

12.25

Post-natal depression, stillbirth and miscarriage
Speaker tbc, Maternity Action

  • Post-natal depression, miscarriage, stillbirth and pre-term delivery
  • Implications at work
  • Protecting women’s mental health
  • New right to paid leave for bereaved parents
13.00

Lunch and exhibition

13.55

Introduction to afternoon

DISABILITY, LAW AND PRACTICE

14.00

Chronic fatigue
Prof Trudie Chalder, King’s College London

  • Why is CFS so controversial?
  • What do – and don’t – we know about it?
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Job retention and return to work
  • New NICE guidelines
14.35

Migraine and other headaches at work
Dr Anna Andreou, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

  • What is migraine?
  • Migraine at work – prevalence, costs and sickness absence
  • Risk factors
  • Interventions
  • Workplace adjustments
15.10

OH Law: Disability and fitness for work
Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

  • When is a worker disabled under the Equality Act?
  • When is the duty to make reasonable adjustments triggered?
  • What does OH need to determine when assessing the individual
  • What should OH advise employers?
  • Confidentiality, consent and disclosure in disability cases
16.05

Close of seminar

Benefits of attending

This two-day annual programme from The At Work Partnership provides an in-depth clinical and management update on some of the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today. We have assembled a group of leading experts to bring you an unparalleled seminar, with practical information on some of the most important topics affecting your work.

You will gain:

  •  Advice on reducing disability from musculoskeletal pain from Prof David Coggon, and a discussion on bringing the joy back into work from Dr Clare Gerada – in our two Colt Foundation keynote lectures
  • Practical guidance on PTSD, gambling and suicide in our focus on mental health
  • Advice on disability at work, in particular, chronic fatigue and migraines
  • An examination of future technologies and their impact on OH – an interactive session
  • An up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest developments in OH law, and how they affect your role and responsibilities
  • Plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates – including at our conference dinner
  • Opportunities to see new products at our OH exhibition

This seminar is designed for:

• OH nurses and physicians from the UK and overseas   • HR managers

• OH physiotherapists  • Health and safety practitioners  • Case managers

• Occupational hygienists

Don’t miss out – Workplace Health 2019 promises to be one of the most exciting OH events for 2019 – avoid disappointment by booking your place early!

 

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