Programme version published in February 2023 and correct at time of publication.  This programme is subject to change without notice. 

Wednesday 14th June 2023

18.00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception with Registration at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle-Stephenson Quarter Hotel

Main Conference programme Day 1

Thursday 15th June 2023

Main Hall and Parallel 1


Parallel 2


Parallel 3


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 2023 Jameson Parkinson Lecture

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Interim Executive Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, London

10.10 Peter Taylor Award Winners

Dr Natalie Green, Managing Director, Cordell Health

Dr Matt Yates, Consultant Occupational Physician

11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11.30 – 12.05 Plenary Lecture

Implementing the Discharge of Patients to OH
Owe Österbacka, Senior Expert, Occupational Health, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Helsinki, Finland

12.05 – 12.50 Parallel 1

Ill Health retirement/pensions vignettes

Dr Simon Sheard, Medical Director, Health Partners Group

Parallel 2

Oral Poster Presentations

Parallel 3  

FOHN Session:  The expanding role of OH nurses in multi-disciplinary teams

Ms Christina Butterworth, Chair, Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing

 12.50 – 14.00 Lunch and Exhibition Academic Forum

To include a presentation on “How to get it published”

14.00 – 14.45 Workplace Visit for all participants (no travel involved)  
14.45 – 15.20 Clinical Update 1: Bariatric Surgery

Mr Kamal Mahawar, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon & Upper GI Lead, Visiting Professor University of Sunderland, Chair, National Bariatric Surgery Registry

Predictors of Long COVID

Dr Brendan Dempsey, Research Fellow, NIHR ARC North Thames, University College London

15.20 – 15.50 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
15.50 – 16.25




BBVs and BASHH Guidelines

Dr Sally Coomber, Lead Consultant OHP – NHS, Optima Health

Oral Presentations






16.25 – 17.00 Plenary Lecture

SHAW Project: supporting healthy ageing at work

Dr Laura Airey, Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager: Supporting Healthy Ageing at Work (SHAW) study



17.15 – 18.15 SOM AGM
19.30 Gala Dinner and Ceilidh (dress code: Black Tie optional)
at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle-Stephenson Quarter Hotel