Occupational Health 2024: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Don’t miss this opportunity to present your work to national and international colleagues. Accepted abstracts will be published in Occupational Medicine – the official journal of SOM

The Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine invite the submission of abstracts for either oral, oral poster or standard poster presentation.

We are keen to receive abstracts relating to any aspect of Occupational Health, from both academic and practitioner delegates. The theme of Occupational Health 2024 is “Leading OH into the Future” and abstracts relevant to these topics are especially welcome, as are submissions from overseas, trainees and medical students. Submissions relating to research should demonstrate applicability to clinical practice or policy. Case reports will be considered also.

We have a new range of generous prizes available:

New: The Irish Faculty of Occupational Medicine Poster Prize – for submissions within an Ireland and/or Northern Ireland context

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New: The Irish Faculty of Occupational Medicine Poster Prize – for submissions within an Ireland and/or Northern Ireland context

A prize for the best poster that represents research, policy or education in the field of occupational health within an Ireland and/or Northern Ireland context.

Aim: To promote and reward research, policy or education in the field of occupational health in Ireland and/or Northern Ireland.

Format: Successful poster at the Conference.

Judging: The Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI will convene a panel of judges who will assess those who have entered a poster for this competition. The findings of the judging panel will be final. Presenters are required to stand by their posters at an assigned poster time to explain their work and respond to questions from the panel of judges. The ability to field questions is an important component of the judging criteria.
The winner will be announced at the Conference.

Prize: Payment of 200 Euros (equivalent in Pounds Sterling).

Eligibility: Anyone working in – or with data relating to – occupational health in an Ireland and/or Northern Ireland context.

The Morris Cooke Prize – for undergraduate medical students

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The Morris Cooke Prize – for undergraduate medical students

A prize for excellence in either a poster or oral presentation by an undergraduate medical student at the Annual SOM/FOM Conference.

Established in 2021 by Dr Roger Cooke in memory of his father, Professor Morris Cooke, who was a previous Association of Industrial Medical Officers President.

This annual prize seeks to promote research by undergraduate medical students.

Aim: To promote and reward research in Occupational Health by an undergraduate medical student.

Format: Successful poster or oral presentation at the Conference.

Judging: The winner will be decided by the Prize Committee (drawn from the Conference Organising Committee).
The winner will be announced at the Conference.

Prize:£250

Eligibility: Any medical student in the UK or globally.

The Ewan Macdonald Prize – for the Best Poster Prize (Standard or Oral Poster)

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The Ewan Macdonald Prize – for the Best Poster Prize (Standard or Oral Poster)

Aim: To promote and reward innovation, quality improvement or best practice in the field of work and health through research or a clinical governance activity (including audit).

Format: Submission of a poster/oral poster to the SOM/FOM Annual Conference which meets the above criteria and published requirements for a poster/oral poster.

Judging: The winner will be decided by the Prize Committee (three members to be drawn from the Conference Committee).

It will be presented at the Conference by Professor Macdonald or a representing member of the Scottish Group.

Prize:£250

Eligibility: Any SOM member or associate member in good standing.

The Best Oral Presentation Prize for trainees – kindly supported by FOM

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The Best Oral Presentation Prize for trainees – kindly supported by FOM

A prize for excellence in an oral presentation by a trainee delegate presenter at the Annual SOM/FOM Conference. 

Judging: The winner will be decided by the Prize Committee (three members to be drawn from the Conference Committee).

Prize: 250

Eligibility:An Oral Presenter who is a trainee.

Time has been specifically allocated within the programme for oral presentations and oral posters. Standard posters will be located in an easily-accessible area for viewing during all break times. For the second time, oral poster presentations are scheduled within the programme, to be presented with slides.

All delegates are encouraged to present material that will stimulate debate, raise issues of concern or highlight quality work being carried out by teams or individuals. This is an excellent opportunity to present to an audience from UK and abroad.

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Terms and Conditions of Submission:
Please note: ALL Presenting Authors must register to attend the Occupational Health 2024 Conference, which will be an in-person event.

Instructions for Registration will be included in the result correspondence.

How to submit:

1. Follow this button for the Online Submission System: Submit Here

The minimum browser settings for this system are: Chrome version 22.x or higher, Firefox version 16.x or higher, Internet Explorer version 9.x or higher

2. All submissions must be received by 9am on 1st March 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.

3. In order to submit (any number of submissions) you will need to set yourself up as a New User and provide your contact information.

4. Select “Submissions” to add your submission(s) to the system. The system will prompt you for the required information.

5. Your abstract must be submitted in English.

6. You will be asked for your preference of presentation format.

7. You will be asked about any disclosures and whether or not Ethical Approval was sought.

8. You will be asked for the title, authors and designations before the text of your abstract.

9. Your abstract itself must not exceed 250 words (this excludes the title, authors, designations and references).

10. Your abstract must be structured into Background, Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

11. If you wish to include tables, these must form part of what you insert into the “Abstract Text” box and these will count within your 250 word limit. Tables MUST NOT be scanned into the abstract, but typed in using Word. Note: When an abstract is accepted, only the text will be published.

12. References can be given, up to a maximum of 5 and these will NOT form part of the 250 word count.

13. In addition to your abstract, please provide a statement as follows:

What is already known about this subject? In a maximum of three bullet point sentences (no more than 50 words each), please summarise the state of knowledge on this topic before your study was initiated and say why this study needed to be done.

What does this study add? In a maximum of three bullet point sentences (no more than 50 words each), provide a succinct answer to the questions “What do we now know as a result of this study that we did not know before?” and “What key message do you want to share with readers?”

What impact may this have on practice or policy? In a maximum of three bullet point sentences (no more than 50 words each) please provide a brief statement on the possible impact this may have on day to day occupational medicine practice and/or policy.

    After Submission

a) The online system will enable you to add multiple submissions to your profile.

b) All submissions will be acknowledged by automated E-Mail. If you have not had a confirmation of receipt within 3 working days of your submission, please contact the Conference Secretariat via ohabstracts@indexcommunications.com

c) The Abstract Review Panel will review all abstracts and their decision on the acceptability of the abstract and format of the presentation will be final. No correspondence on their decision may be initiated by the author(s). While preferences for oral or poster presentations will be considered, the Reviewers may offer the alternative format.

d) Instructions on the duration of oral presentations, oral posters and the format and size of posters, will be given in the result correspondence which is planned for issue in early April 2024.

e) If an abstract cannot be presented at the Conference, the Secretariat must be notified in writing ahead of the Conference to save gaps in the programme and unnecessary costs.

Please contact our Conference Secretariat team if you have any queries at all regarding abstract submission: T: + 44 (0) 1794 511332; E: ohabstracts@indexcommunications.com

 

Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: 9am on 1st March 2024

Submit Here

Occupational Health 2023: ABSTRACTS

For 2022, we are moving to an online submission platform, so please take time to read these new Instructions for Submission:

How to submit:

1. Follow this button for the Online Submission System: Link to follow

The minimum browser settings for this system are: Chrome version 22.x or higher, Firefox version 16.x or higher, Internet Explorer version 9.x or higher

2. All submissions must be received by 9am on 1st March 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.

3. In order to submit (any number of submissions) you will need to set yourself up as a New User and provide your contact information.

4. Select “Submissions” to add your submission(s) to the system. The system will prompt you for the required information.

5. Your abstract must be submitted in English.

6. You will be asked for your preference of presentation format.

7. You will be asked about any disclosures and whether or not Ethical Approval was sought.

8. You will be asked for the title, authors and designations before the text of your abstract.

9. Your abstract itself must not exceed 250 words (this excludes the title, authors, designations and references).

10. Your abstract must be structured into Background, Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

11. If you wish to include tables, these must form part of what you insert into the “Abstract Text” box and these will count within your 250 word limit. Tables MUST NOT be scanned into the abstract, but typed in using Word. Note: When an abstract is accepted, only the text will be published.

12. References can be given, up to a maximum of 5 and these will NOT form part of the 250 word count.

13. In addition to your abstract, please provide a statement as follows:

What is already known about this subject? In a maximum of three bullet point sentences (no more than 50 words each), please summarise the state of knowledge on this topic before your study was initiated and say why this study needed to be done.

What does this study add? In a maximum of three bullet point sentences (no more than 50 words each), provide a succinct answer to the questions “What do we now know as a result of this study that we did not know before?” and “What key message do you want to share with readers?”

What impact may this have on practice or policy? In a maximum of three bullet point sentences (no more than 50 words each) please provide a brief statement on the possible impact this may have on day to day occupational medicine practice and/or policy.

    After Submission

a) The online system will enable you to add multiple submissions to your profile.

b) All submissions will be acknowledged by automated E-Mail. If you have not had a confirmation of receipt within 3 working days of your submission, please contact the Conference Secretariat via ohabstracts@indexcommunications.com

c) The Abstract Review Panel will review all abstracts and their decision on the acceptability of the abstract and format of the presentation will be final. No correspondence on their decision may be initiated by the author(s). While preferences for oral or poster presentations will be considered, the Reviewers may offer the alternative format.

d) Instructions on the duration of oral presentations, oral posters and the format and size of posters, will be given in the result correspondence which is planned for issue in early April 2023.

e) If an abstract cannot be presented at the Conference, the Secretariat must be notified in writing ahead of the Conference to save gaps in the programme and unnecessary costs.

Please contact our Conference Secretariat team if you have any queries at all regarding abstract submission: T: + 44 (0) 1794 511332; E: ohabstracts@indexcommunications.com

 

Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: 9am on 1st March 2023

POSTER LISTING (Standard Posters)

(in poster number order)

Click on the P number in the Poster Number column to view the abstract.

 

Poster Title Presenter's Surname Poster Number
POSTER WITHDRAWN P1
USING THE METHOD FOR CANCER RISK ASSESSING IN ESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE MALIGNANT TUMOUR DEVELOPMENT WITH THE OCCUPATION (CASE REPORT) Zlygosteva P2
BRADFORD SCORE: IS IT STILL RELEVANT? Black P3
THE EFFECT OF USE OF MANAGERS’ SATISFACTION SURVEY WITH RESULTING FEEDBACK, ON THE QUALITY OF SICKNESS ABSENCE PROCEDURES Wong P4
A NARRATIVE REVIEW EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS ON WORK PARTICIPATION AMONG PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD) Ali, Pious, Saliba P5
THE IMAPCTS OF POST-STROKE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS ON LONG TERM WORK Jani P6
POSTER WITHDRAWN P7
TINNITUS: AN EARLY PRECURSOR TO HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN NOISE EXPOSED WORKERS? Wynn P8
A CROSS-SECTIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE OCCUPATIONAL STRESS EXPERIENCED BY UK SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS Ewen P9
INNOVATION IN EDUCATION - INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE USING 360 VISI WORKPLACE AIDS Murphy P10
RETURN TO WORK AFTER CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE SURGERY WITH POST-OPERATIVE INTERVENTION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Tweedie P11
INNOVATION IN STAFF VACCINATION PROGRAMS – THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION (RPA) Neale P12
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS IN HEALTHCARE WORKERS PERFORMING ULTRASOUND SCANS Bell P13
REFLECTIONS OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING PRACTITIONER WITHIN AN NHS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE Bennett P14
REVIEW OF ‘PHYSICAL OTHER’ CODING OUTCOMES FOLLOWING ASSESSMENT AFTER MANAGEMENT REFERRAL TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Moore P15
INNOVATION: USING STAFF FITNESS CENTRES FOR REHABILITATION OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS Cuthertson P16
NHS STAFF HEALTH CHECK - A PILOT OF A HUMAN BEHAVIOURS APPROACH Pickles P17
MOBILISATION OF A NEW OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE – LESSONS LEARNT FROM STAKEHOLDER ENGAGMENT Gowland P18
SHEFFIELD OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE: INTRODUCTION OF SAFER NEEDLES AND ITS IMPACT ON NEEDLESTICK INCIDENTS (RE-AUDIT FEBRUARY 2023) Kroening P19
THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH VALUE OF AN NHS STAFF PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE Kroening P20
PROMOTING INCLUSION & BELONGING IN AN ACUTE NHS TRUST: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH INITIATIVE Pattani P21
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST-LED FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENTS ZERO IN ON MILITARY SKILLS Catarro P22
BLUE RUBBER BLEB NAEVUS SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT FROM AN ARMY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CLINIC Yates P23
EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL RISK IN ROTATOR CUFF SYNDROME: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AGE Massoni P24
THE AGING IN THE WORK RELATED DIAGNOSIS OF THE OSTEOARTHRITIS Massoni P25
WORK-RELATED LUMBAR DISCOPATHY. A STUDY ON RURAL AND BUILDING WORKERS Massoni P26
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: AN AGE- OR WORK-RELATED DIAGNOSIS Massoni P27
IMPROVING THE PROCESS FOR ISSUING FIT NOTES IN PRIMARY CARE Hughes P28
POSTER WITHDRAWN P29
UTILISING THE WORK ABILITY INDEX WITHIN ARMY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Williams P30
POSTER WITHDRAWN P31
POSTER WITHDRAWN P32
MENTAL HEALTH OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH EMPLOYEES IN THE PEAK OF THE PANDEMIC 2020 Ranka P33
ANALYSIS OF UK OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICIAN RESPONSE RATE TO SURVEY RESEARCH Ranka P34
OLDER WOMEN’S WORKPLACE WELLBEING: BARRIERS, FACILITATORS AND THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS Edge P35