Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY 21 March 2018 (Half Day)
12.00-12.50

Lunch

12.50-13.00

Welcome

13.00-13.50

Ergonomic Adaptations to help older workers cope

Practical applications of research to enhance or mitigate effects of decline of muscle power/stamina in ageing workers.
Dr Joanne Crawford Head of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Institute of Occupational Medicine at Heriot Watt University

13.50-14.40

What the Occupational Health Practitioner needs to know about… nanotechnology

The presentation will provide an overview of nanotechnology, the breadth of applications and give some guidance on the potential issues where the occupational health profession may encounter this emerging technology.
Dr Steve Hankin SafeNano Team, Institute of Occupational Medicine at Heriot Watt University

14.40-15.00

Coffee

15.00-15.45

Common Mental Health Disorders

Dr Roger Smyth Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

15.45-16.30

Excessive daytime sleepiness

The assessment and consequences of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Dr Paul Reading Neurologist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust

16.30-18.00

Special Interest Sessions:
Police, Fire, Local Authority

Please indicate which session you will be attending on the Booking Form; Police, Fire & Rescue or Local Authority.

19.30-23.00

NETWORKING DINNER

THURSDAY 22nd March 2018 (Full Day)
09.00-09.45

HAVS in the Shipyards

Synopsis to follow...
Dr Hazem Gallagher-Alagha Consultant Physician in Occupational Medicine, Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Occupational Medicine

09.45-10.40

GDPR

Synopsis to follow...
Ms Melanie Schwindt Senior Associate, Morton Frazer LLP

10.40-11.00

Coffee

11.00-11.50

Pitfalls in neuropsychiatric testing

Cognitive assessments can be incredibly useful but only if interpreted in a clinical context. This session will cover the use and interpretation of cognitive testing
Dr Terry Quinn Joint Stroke Association and Chief Scientist Office Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

11.50-12.20

AGM

12.20-13.00

Lunch

13.00-13.50

Work-related respiratory disease

Synopsis to follow...
Dr Chris Stenton Consultant Physician

13.50-14.40

AT software to overcoming disability at work

Overcoming visual, hearing, physical and learning disabilities
Mr Billy Courtney Assessment Services Team Manager, AbilityNet

14.40-14.50

Comfort Break

14.50-15.35

Health of older workers

Synopsis to follow...
Prof. Ewan B Macdonald OBE Head Healthy Working Lives Group. Glasgow University

15.35-15.55

Coffee

15.55-16.55

Posture, Pilates and General Musculoskeletal Health

Impact upon the biopsychosical model of wellbeing
Mrs Sarah Jane Walls

19.30-23.00

Conference Dinner

FRIDAY 23rd March 2018 (Half Day)
09.00-09.45

Assessment of Medical Fitness to Drive

Define medical fitness to drive (including licensing legislation), describe the assessment and decision making process, and the outcomes of patients undertaking assessments by the Scottish Driving Assessment Service (SDAS).
Dr Lynne Hutton Scottish Driving Assessment Service, NHS Scotland

09.45-10.30

Managing night work and shift work – the evidence for intervention research

A review to examine the associations between shift work and cancer and identify potential mechanisms for this.
Dr Joanne Crawford Head of Ergonomics and Human Factors, nstitute of Occupational Medicine at Heriot Watt University

10.30-10.50

coffee

10.50-11.35

Lap vs Open vs Robotic Surgery

And the operative differences plus recovery and return-to-work implications of different types of surgery.
Dr Fiona Leitch Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Forth Valley Royal Hospital

11.35-12.45

Legal Update

Synopsis to follow...
Diana Kloss Barrister

12.45-13.00

Conference Close


NB. Programme subject to alteration

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