Main Conference Programme Day 2

Developing programme; subject to change without notice

21st June 2024

8.15 – 9.00 Registration, Coffee and Poster Viewing
9.00 Eponymous Lecture: Ernstine Henry Lecture:

Professor Gary Mcfarlane, Clinical Chair in Epidemiology, Dean of Interdisciplinary Research and Research Impact, University of Aberdeen

9.45 Plenary Lecture 4: Joint replacement and return to work

Dr Paul Baker, Director for Research and Innovation, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.15 – 11.15 Parallel 7

Occupational Health MDT

Ms Louise Dobbin, Vocational Rehab Therapist, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast

Dr Cameron Black, MSK Specialist Physiotherapist - Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Parallel 8

Oral Presentations Session 2 (delegate presentations)

Parallel 9

OH Psychology

Professor Jo Yarker, Professor in Occupational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Neil Greenberg Clinical and Academic Psychiatrist, King's College London

Update on psychological therapies

Dr John-Paul Corrigan, Specialist Chartered Psychologist, Belfast Health and Social Care

11.15 – 11.45 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11.45 – 12.15 Plenary Lecture 5: Update on Biologics
Dr Paddy Allen, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Trust
12.15 – 13.00


Parallel 10

Oral Presentations Session 3

(delegate presentations)

Parallel 11

Oral Poster Session

(delegate presentations)

Parallel 12

Clinical Update 2


Dr Andrea Latimer, GP & Primary Care Women's Health Specialist, Lisnaskea


Dr Caroline Forde, Clinical Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters Meet the Expert Lunches
13.45 – 14.45 Parallel 13

Noise Induced Hearing: Health Surveillance

Ms Clare Forshaw, Founder and Director of the UK Hearing Conservation Association

Susan Donnelly, HM Principal Inspector, HSE

Melanie Brewster, NHS trained Clinical Physiologist specialising in udiology

Parallel 14

Training in Occupational Medicine

A survey on obstacles to training in the devolved nations

Alice Rutter, Occupational Health Physician, NHS Education for Scotland

Restarting the training programme in NI

Martin Tohill, Consultant Occupational Health Physician, Belfast HSC Trust

Portfolio pathway candidates training route

Jon Spiro, FOM Deputy Director of Training and Chair of the CESR Advisory Group

Parallel 15

SOM International Group: all welcome






15.00 - 15:30 Plenary Lecture 6: Hepatology and Occupation

Dr Brooke Layard, Consultant Hepatologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

15.30 Closing Remarks – messages to take home SOM and FOM Presidents