Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY 22ND MARCH 2017
12.15-12.45

Lunch

12.45-13.00

Welcome

13.00-13.50

AN UPDATE ON OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASES

Traditional and newer occupational lung diseases.
Prof. David Fishwick...

13.50-14.40

AN UPDATE ON OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA

An update on occupational asthma, new evidence, prevention, diagnosis, management and prognosis and the newer BOHFR occupational Asthma.
Dr. James Macfarlane...

14.40-15.00

Coffee

15.00-15.45

DEVELOPMENTS IN BOHS AND THE IMPACT ON OH SERVICES

Developments in the field of Occupational Hygiene that can have an impact on the practice of Occupational Medicine.
Dr. Tracey Boyle...

15.45-16.30

ACCESS TO WORK

What is available and how to access it, what support is available to help people get back to work and remain in work.
Mr Steve McCuskin...

16.30-18.00

Special Interest Sessions

Local Authority, Police, Fire & Rescue

19.30-23.00

NETWORKING DINNER

location TBC

THURSDAY 23RD MARCH 2017
09.00-09.50

Legal Update

Legal update
Prof. Diana Kloss...

09.50-10.40

PUTTING “BACK TO WORK”

Spinal conditions and their management.
Dr. Anthony Cross...

10.40-11.00

COFFEE

11.00-11.50

COMMON HAND CONDITIONS

An update on newer techniques for treatment of common hand conditions.
Dr. Sanjay Miranda...

11.50-12.20

AGM

12.20-13.00

LUNCH

13.00-13.50

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

An update on the management of IBDs and their impact on prognosis.
Dr. John Mansfield...

13.50-14.40

ARRHYTHMIAS, ICDS AND WORK

An update on management of cardiac arrhythmias.
Dr. Stephen Lord...

14.40-14.50

COMFORT BREAK

14.50-15.35

MODERN TREATMENTS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

An up to date review of modern treatments for coronary artery disease range from stable angina through to coronary revascularisation.
Prof. Azfar Zaman...

15.35-15.55

COFFEE

15.55-16.55

HEPATOBILIARY DISEASE

An update on Management and prognosis of Hepatobiliary disease.
Dr. John Leeds...

17.00-18.00

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Personality disorder and work
Dr. Dominic Johnson. Clinical Sub Dean and Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist. Newcastle University and Roseberry Park Hospital.

19.30-23.00

Conference Dinner

Six Restaurant, Baltic Centre.

FRIDAY 24TH MARCH 2017
09.00-09.45

CHALLENGES FACING HEALTH SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION

A critique of the current agenda of the new care models.
Prof. David Hunter...

09.45-10.30

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE WORKFORCE

Synopsis TBC.
Dr. Edward Kunonga...

10.30-10.50

COFFEE

10.50-11.35

Wellbeing and health through work – the quality of our working lives

Outline of some of the debates and developments informing the work of a WHO designated healthy city (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Ms Helen Wilding...

11.45

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