Main Conference Programme Day 2

“For our speakers’ photos and biographies, please click on their name”

21st June 2024

8.15 – 9.00 Registration, Coffee and Poster Viewing
9.00 Titanic Suite

Eponymous Lecture: Ernestine Henry Lecture

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

Chair – Professor Ira Madan

9.45 Plenary Lecture 4: Occupational support for patients returning to work after Joint Replacement

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

Chair – Professor Ira Madan

10.15 – 11.15 Parallel 7

Occupational Health MDT

Multi-disciplinary approach to Rehabilitation within Occupational Health

Titanic Suite

Chair- Dr David Poots

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

Wish I’d thought of an Occupational Therapist?

Mrs Diane Keys, Lead Occupational Therapist/Senior Manager, Occupational Health Department Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Musculoskeletal conditions and work: challenges and solutions

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

Parallel 8

Oral Presentations Session 2

The Bridge

Chair- Professor Steve Nimmo

(delegate presentations)

Parallel 9

OH Psychology

Britannic Suite

Chair- Dr Vaughan Parsons

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

The use of mental health screening at work

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

Update on psychological therapies

Dr John-Paul Corrigan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead for Occupational Health Psychology, Belfast Health and Social Care

11.15 – 11.45 Refreshments, Exhibition and Posters
11.45 – 12.15 Titanic Suite

Plenary Lecture 5: OH Challenges in the Digital Revolution
Professor Malcolm Sim AM, Emeritus Professor, Monash University, Australia

Chair- Richard Black

12.15 – 13.00


Parallel 10

Oral Presentations Session 3

Titanic Suite

Chair – Professor Gary Macfarlane

(delegate presentations)

Parallel 11

Oral Poster Session

The Bridge

Chair- Dr Vaughan Parsons

(delegate presentations)

Programme detail for OP1 - OP8 here

Parallel 12

Clinical Update 2

Britannic Suite

Chair- Dr David Mills

Menopause & the Workplace

Dr Andrea Latimer, Occupational Health Physician & Menopause Specialist, County Fermanagh 


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

Not All Red Itchy Rashes Are Dermatitis

Dr Luci McWhor, Senior Medical Officer, BHSF, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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

Noise Induced Hearing: Health Surveillance

Titanic Suite

Chair – Dr Finola Ryan

Improving our approach to health surveillance for noise

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

Defining notches in NIHL

Melanie Brewster, NHS trained Clinical Physiologist specialising in udiology

Parallel 14

Training in Occupational Medicine

The Bridge

Chair- Dr Lisa Curran

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

Britannic Suite

Chair- Dr Lanre Ogunyemi, President, SOM

Resurgence of silicosis from artificial stone – journey to a ban in Australia

Professor Malcolm Sim AM, Emeritus Professor, Monash University, Australia

International Perspectives on occupational health - what have we learnt and what is transferable? 

Dr Kenji Saito, ACOEM President

Global OH next steps

Dr Richard Heron, Co-chair IOMSC




Titanic Suite


Chair - Professor Ira Madan

15.00 - 15:30 Plenary Lecture 6: Managing liver disease in the workplace

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

15.30 Titanic Suite

Closing Remarks – messages to take home SOM and FOM Presidents