Friday 16th June 2023

Programme version published in March 2022 and correct at time of publication.  This programme is subject to change without notice.
Main Hall and Parallel 1


Parallel 2


Parallel 3


8.15 – 9.00 Registration, Coffee and Poster Viewing
9.00 Eponymous Lecture: The 2023 Thackrah Lecture:

How can we support young people living with chronic pain transition from school to work? A call to arms

Dr Elaine Wainwright, Lecturer in MSK Health, Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen

9.45 Launch of 2023 SEQOHS standards

Dr Robin Cordell, Chairman, Cordell Health Ltd and Chair, SEQOHS Review Steering Committee

10.20 – 11.20 One Reservist, Two jobs: Understanding the psychological challenge of balancing military and civilian careers

Dr Jeya Balakrishna, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Defence Primary Healthcare (East) Region

Clinical Update 2:

Cardiology – Advances in Cardiology

Professor David Ripley, Consultant Cardiologist,  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

An update on the National School of OH and plans for the future

Janet O’Neill (Deputy Head, National School of OH) and Dr Ali Hashtroudi (Head, National School of OH)

11.20 – 11.50 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11.50 – 12.50


Work Coach Project

Shriti Pattani, President, SOM

Clinical Update 3:

Clinical Update Cystic Fibrosis

Dr Stephen Bourke, Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

 Oral Presentations
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12.50 – 13.50 Lunch and Exhibition
13.50 – 14.50 Indoor Air Quality

Dr Miranda Loh, Director of Science and Engagement at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)

Oral Presentations
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SOM International Session – OPEN TO ALL DELEGATES

1.     Occupational Health global overview, Dr Ivan Ivanov, WHO – key note

2.     International network for evidence synthesis in occupational health, safety and well-being, Prof Damien McElvenny, IOM

3.     IOMSC update & next steps, Dr Richard Heron

4.     Vietnam Occupational health situational analysis, Dr Duncan Parker

14.50 – 15.05





15.05 - 15:45 Oncology – Recent Advances

Dr Alastair Greystoke, Honorary Medical Oncologist, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15.45 Closing Remarks – SOM/FOM joint messages to take home

SOM and FOM Presidents