Main Conference Programme Day 1

Developing programme; subject to change without notice. 

20th June 2024

8.00 – 9.00 Registration, Coffee and Poster Installation
9.00 Welcome from the SOM President and FOM President
9.10 Welcome Address

Professor Sir Michael McBride, CMO Northern Ireland

9.25 SOM/FOM Eponymous Lecture: Thackrah Lecture:

Dr David McLoughlin CBE, past President of the Society of Occupational Medicine

10.10 Peter Taylor Award Winner Trainee Presentation and Award

Dr Louise Hancock, Consultant Occupational Physician

10.40 – 11.10 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11.10 – 11.40 Plenary Lecture 1:

Professor David Fishwick, CMA HSE & HSENI

11.40 – 12.40 Parallel 1

Clinical Update 1:

Respiratory – Dr Paul McKeagney, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Belfast City Hospital

Neurology - Dr Michael Kinney Consultant Neurologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Diabetes – speaker TBC


Parallel 2

Interactive Workshop: Trends in Occupational disease in UK and Ireland: an update from THOR






Parallel 3

BLS and Anaphylaxis
Led by Belfast Trust








 12.40 – 13.45 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters Meet the Expert Lunch Academic Forum
13.45 – 14.30 Eponymous lecture: Donald Hunter Lecture:

Dr Dipti Patel OBE, Chief Medical Officer, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Director, National Travel Health   

Network and Centre

14.30 – 15.00 Plenary Lecture 2: Update on Occupational Toxicology

Dr Martin Hogan, Managing Director, CHI Cork, Past Dean at Faculty of Occupational Medicine and ICOH Board Member

15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
15.30 – 16.30




Parallel 4

OH nursing

Christina Butterworth, Chair, FOHN

16.00-16.30 Oral Presentations relevant to OH nurse or MDT colleagues





Parallel 5

Oral Presentations Session 1

(delegate presentations)







Parallel 6

Challenges of a new or emerging leader in OH
Dr Abeyna Bubbers-Jones, Serial Entrepreneur, Doctors’ Careers Expert, Occupational Physician, Podcast Host

What makes a good leader

Dr Zoe Healey, Strategist - Healthcare, Health & Wellness

Leadership in the health service

Dr Lourda Geoghan, Deputy CMO NI

16.30 – 17.00 Plenary Lecture 3: Behind the White Coat: Common Cardiac Pathologies in Physicians

Professor Monica Monaghan, Consultant Cardiologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

17.15 – 18.15 SOM AGM
19.30 Gala Dinner and Dance - see Social Programme