Conference Programme

Wednesday 16th November 2016
12.00-12.45

Lunch

13.00-13.45

Complex Mental Health Cases

Case study analyses of effective strategies for the assessment and management of complex mental health issues in the workplace.
Dr. Ian Rogerson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Health Workplace Well-being Ltd

13.50-14.35

Treating Personality Disorders in the Work Place

Diagnosis/potential treatment/prognosis and fitness for work.
Dr. Rachel Jukes, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

14.35-14.50

Coffee

14.55-15.40

Dealing with Personality Disorders in the Workplace

Advice for managers to help them increase their understanding of, and to manage those with, personality and bipolar disorders in the workplace.
Ms. Claire Maguire, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

15.40-16.30

Neurological Disorders

Rehabilitation, management and treatment following brain injuries and effective reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
Dr. Ganesh Bavikatte, Consultant and Clinical Lead Rehabilitation Medicine and Dr. Helen Banks, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, The Walton Centre Foundation Trust, Liverpool

16.30-16.40

Comfort break

16.40-18.00

Special Interest Sessions

Local Authority, Police, Fire & Rescue

20.00-23.00

NETWORKING DINNER

At The Midland Hotel

thursday 17th November 2016
09.00-09.45

PTSD

Organisational management of traumatic stress including the spectrum of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. TRiM, CBT, EMDR and the evidence for medication.
Prof. Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London

09.50-10.35

Neuropsychological testing and its interpretation

A review of effective testing techniques, their interpretation and successful application in the workplace.
Dr. Cliff Chen, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Salford Royal Hospital

10.40-10.55

COFFEE

11.00-11.45

Fitness Assessment

An update on the Chester Step Test and new fitness assessment strategies.
Prof. Kevin Sykes, University of Chester

11.50-12.35

Respiratory Disease

New ways of assessing for respiratory disease eg. SPIROLA.
Dr. Richard Barraclough, Respiratory Physician

12.35-13.25

LUNCH

13.30-14.15

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

The examination, investigation and management of patients with HAVS.
Dr. Jon Poole, Consultant Occupational Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals/Health and Safety Laboratory

14.15-15.10

The Fit for Work Scheme

The current situation regarding the Fitness to Work scheme.
Phil Kirk, Director of Marketing and Communications, Health Management

15.10-15.30

COFFEE

15.35-16.10

Cancer Care in the Work Place

An insider’s view on returning to work after cancer treatment. An HR specialist speaks on her experiences and management strategies that work.
Dinah Robertson, OBE, Recently retired from Cheshire East Council.

16.10-16.20

Comfort break

16.20-17.05

Innovations in Professional Development and Education

New educational and CPD tools are being developed. Thus, research databases such as OPRA now contain data on thousands of cases of work related ill health and sickness absence which are being used to audit and peer-benchmark the management of the cases that physicians see, through a networked online tool (EELAB).
Prof. Raymond Agius, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

17.05-17.45

Health and Safety Executive

Update from HSE.
Dr Steve Forman, HSE

19.30-23.00

Reception and Conference Dinner

At the Monastery of St. Francis and Gorton Trust.

friday 18th November 2016
08.45-09.30

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmological problems and implications. Assessment for work related driving
Anthony Moriarty, Opthalmologist, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

09.30-10.20

Cardiology

Preventing/treating heart attacks with new techniques for intervention.
Prof. Kamran Baig, Cardiologist, Trent Cardiac Centre, Nottingham

10.25-10.40

COFFEE

10.40-10.55

Chairman's Address

Geoff Denman

10.55-11.25

Ethics and Confidentiality

A review of, and an update on, the ethical issues around medical confidentiality in occupational medicine practice.
Dr Jacques Tamin

11.25-12.00

Legal Update

Legal update
Prof. Diana Kloss, Barrister, Chair, Council for Work and Health

12.00-12.45

Legal Debate

12.45-13.00

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Programme subject to alteration

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