Conference Programme

Wednesday 18th November 2015
12.00-12.45

Lunch

12.45-12.50

Welcome

13.00-13.45

Evidence Based Medicine

Where to find evidence and how to use it in the occupational health clinic. Dr Tony Williams, Director, Working Fit

13.50-14.35

Perspectives on risk management and how it can influence policy

What is risk research? How is it done, past achievements, current approaches, future direction, “trust” and the limits of the precautionary principle. Dominic Way, Kings Centre for Risk Management

14.40-15.25

Mistakes – The Human Factor

Errors and how to avoid them. An analysis of how and why people make mistakes. Mike will draw on his considerable experience across a number of safety critical domains to illustrate the nature of human error. Michael Rejman, Consultant, Human Factors Psychologist

15.30-15.45

COFFEE

15.50-16.35

Striking the Balance

HSE’s broader agenda with the public services including a clear differentiation of approaches for different levels of risk and the importance of working with others. Followed by Q/A. Geoff Cox, Head of the Public Services Sector, HSE

16.45-18.00

Special Interest Sessions

Local Authority, Police, Fire & Rescue

20.00-23.00

NETWORKING DINNER

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Thursday 19th November 2015
09.00-09.45

Diabetes and Obesity

Diagnoses, prognosis and management options for dealing with diabetes and obesity in the workplace. Rob Andrews, Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Bristol

09.50-10.35

Radiation

Health risks associated with work with ionising radiation covering sources of exposure, biological damage, acute and chronic health effects, management of casualties and the current legislation. David Brown, Principal Medical Officer, EDF Energy

10.40-11.00

COFFEE

11.05-11.50

The Impact of Shift Work on Employee and Employer

An update on recent research into health risks, reasonable adjustments to help combat health risks and addressing an aging population. Associate Professor Philip Tucker, University of Swansea

11.55-12.30

Sleep Disorders

Prognosis, treatment and management of sleep disorders in the workplace. Panagis Drakatos, Specialty Doctor in Sleep Medicine, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust

12.30-13.25

LUNCH

13.30-14.15

And Now For Something Completely Different...

A look at some of the latest issues in Naval Medicine… not just waves and water! Crawford Foster, Civilian Consultant in Radiation Medicine, Institute of Naval Medicine

14.20-15.05

OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders in the Workplace

Managing employees with OCD issues and effective reasonable adjustments in the workplace. Professor Naomi Fineberg, Lead Clinician, NSCT; Davis Mpavaenda, Consultant CBT therapist, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

15.10-15.35

COFFEE

15.40-16.25

Upper limb injury and rehabilitation

Is elbow fracture fixation like “Throwing a bag of crisps up in the air and expecting them to make a potato when they come down”? Steven Barnes, Orthopaedic Consultant, Inverclyde NHS

16.30-17.30

Work Related Driving

Driver fatigue and hypoglycaemic experiences of people with Type 2 diabetes. Professor Andrew Parkes, Chief Scientist and Research Director, Transport Research Lab

19.30-23.00

CONFERENCE Reception & Dinner

On board the SS Great Britain (or 'opt out' Dinner at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel).

Friday 20th November 2015
09.00-09.45

Pensions Ombudsman and Occupational Health

This presentation has still to be confirmed. Pensions Ombudsman, Pensions Ombudsman Service

09.50-10.35

PTSD Rehabilitation and Reintegration

The provision of treatment for people who have experienced psychological trauma at work as well as mental health and transition problems for ex-military personnel. David Wilcox, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Avon & Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust

10.40-10.55

COFFEE

11.00-13.00

Legal Risk/Legal Update

Discussion and Open Forum. Diana Kloss

13.00

CONFERENCE CLOSE

Programme subject to alteration

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