Programme version published in March 2022 and correct at time of publication.  This programme is subject to change without notice, if the availability of any speaker changes. 

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Daytime: SOM and FOM Council/Exec/Board meetings
19.15 Welcome Reception with Registration at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Main Conference programme Day 1

Thursday 23rd June 2022


Main Hall and Parallel 1


Parallel 2

The Great Hall

Parallel 3

The New Library

8.00 – 9.00 Registration, Coffee and Poster Installation
9.00 Welcome from the SOM President and FOM President
9.10 Welcome Address
9.25 Eponymous Lecture: The 2022 Thakrah Lecture: The Effect of Nanoparticles on Workers

Dr Rodger Duffin, Reader in Respiratory Medicine, Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh, UK

10.10 Peter Taylor Award Winner Trainee Presentation and Award


10.40 – 11.10 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11.10 – 11.45 The Future of Work

Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD, UK

11.45 – 12.30 Health Surveillance for Occupational Asthma

Dr Johanna Feary, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK

Sustainability and Occupational Health

Dr Fiona Adshead, independent expert advisor on wellbeing, sustainability, and public health and Chair, Sustainable Healthcare Coalition, UK

Diversity and Inclusion

Dr Sheetal Chavda, Deputy Regional Medical Director/ Lead Physician, London Fire Brigade at Health Management Ltd, UK

 12.30 – 13.45 Lunch and Exhibition Academic Forum
13.45 – 14.30 Workplace Visit for all participants:

Royal Navy workplace

Video followed by live Q & A

Dr Dermot Gardiner, Surgeon Commander Royal Navy, Consultant Physician in Occupational and Aviation Medicine

Head of Aviation Medicine (Royal Navy), UK

14.30 – 15.30 Poster Walk


15.30 – 16.00 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
16.00 – 16.35




Current Ethical Challenges in Occupational Health

Dr Alexis Paton, Co-Director, Centre for Health and Society

Lecturer in Social Epidemiology and the Sociology of Health, Aston Medical School, UK

Oral Presentations (delegate presentations)





16.35 – 17.10 Generational Differences

Dr Georgina Burke, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Multidisciplinary session:

The role of Occupational Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Therapists


Gail Kinman, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire, UK


Katherine Roberts, Working-Health Consulting Ltd on behalf of ACPOHE


Advanced Occupational Therapy Practitioner


17.15 – 18.15 SOM AGM
19.30 Gala Dinner and Ceilidh (dress code: Black Tie optional)

At The InterContinental Edinburgh - The George Hotel: strictly by pre-booked ticket only