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 Thackrah Lecture: The Effect of Nanoparticles on Workers

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

Chair: Jayne Moore, President SOM

10.10 Peter Taylor Award Winner Trainee Presentation and Award

Codeine-Based Medications and Fitness for Work Outcomes in Rail Safety-Critical Workers – A Case-Control Study of Determinant Factors

Dr Paul Obi, Consultant Occupational Physician, Peter Taylor Award Winner

Chair: Steve Nimmo, President FOM

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

Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD, UK

Chair: Anne De Bono

11.45 – 12.30 Health Surveillance for Occupational Asthma

Dr Johanna Feary, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

Chair: Ira Madan                

Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

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

Chair: Donald Menzies

 12.30 – 13.45 Lunch and Exhibition Academic Forum - Meeting Room 1&2
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

Chair: Ian Aston

14.30 – 15.30 Oral Presentations x5: delegate presentations: Long Term Conditions

Chair: Clive Harker

15.30 – 16.00 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
16.00 – 16.35




Current Ethical Challenges in Occupational Health

Dr Alexis Paton, Director, Centre for Health and Society, Aston University, UK Chair, Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine, Royal College of Physicians

Chair: Steve Nimmo

Oral Presentations x5: delegate presentations: Mental Health


Chair: Ira Madan



Multidisciplinary session:

The role of Occupational Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Therapists

Chair: Jayne Moore

Dr Nancy Doyle, Chief Research Officer & Founder, Genius Within CiC, UK


Katherine Roberts, Registered Member of ACPOHE


Lisa Greer, Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist, Primary Care Occupational Therapy Service, NHS Lanarkshire on behalf of RCOT



16.35 – 17.10 Generational Differences

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

Chair: Steve Nimmo



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

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