Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY 13 November 2019
10.00-10.05

Welcome

10.05-10.50

Understanding the burnout cycle and definition - possible keys to prevention & reversal

Dr Sonia Hutton-Taylor Global Burnout Expert, Medical Forum

10.50-11.35

Specialist Imaging Techniques in relation to Brain Injury

Dr Emer Macsweeney

11.35-11.50

Coffee Break

11.50-12.45

Hypermobility Disorders and Related Concerns

An update on the diagnostic criteria for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, highlighting the specific health risks in this population; and, discuss associations with related conditions including mental health disorders and autonomic dysfunction that add complexity to assessment and management. A resource of references and additional online materials will be provided, and Dr Hakim will introduce EDS ECHO, a video-telephony clinical resource for all healthcare professionals.

Dr Alan Hakim MA FRCP (UK). Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, The Wellington Hospital, London, UK
Associate Professor in Medicine, PennState University, USA
Chief Medical Officer, The Ehlers-Danlos Society

12.45-13.45

Lunch

13.45-15.15

Science and Art of Lifestyle as Medicine: Physical Activity, Nutrition and Behavioural Change

Never has the world been so challenged by man-made disease. Non-communicable diseases have overtaken infectious diseases as the biggest killers worldwide. Let’s deal with that challenge using Lifestyle Medicine principles

Dr Rob Lawson BSLM Dr Zoe Williams, Ellen Fallows and Dr Sue Kenneally

15.15-15.40

Coffee Break

15.40-16.30

POTS - a guide for the occupational physician

Dr Nick Gall Consultant Cardiologist, London Bridge Hospital

16.30-17.00

ALAMA New Website Hosts – Graham Addison

Graham Addison

19.30

NETWORK DINNER

THURSDAY 14th November 2019
09.00-09.45

'Terror attack' impact on staff and lessons learnt/learning

D. Supr Dan Brown A/Detective Superintendent, SO15- Counter Terrorism Command

09.45-10.30

Colour Vision

Dr John Barbur Consultant Diabetes Specialist

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.50

Headache Management

Dr Tim Young Director, Young Headache Management

11.50-12.45

Managing cognitive challenges in people with MS

Dr Anisha Doshi

12.45-13.45

Lunch

13.45-14.30

Pain Control and Cannabis

Dr Deepak Ravindran Pain Consultant, Royal Berkshire

14.30-15.15

Digital Cognitive Assessment

How technology is enabling occupational health practitioners to readily evaluate and monitor cognitive health on a much wider scale.

Mr John Picken Cambridge Brain Sciences

15.15-15.40

Coffee Break

15.40-16.30

Chester Step Test and VO2Max

Professor Kevin Sykes University of Chester

19.30

Conference Dinner

FRIDAY 15th November 2019
09.00-09.50

FireFit Standards and their Use in Return to Work Assessments

Between 2012 and 1018, The FireFit Steering Group and the University of Bath undertook a programme of research to develop minimum cardiorespiratory fitness, strength and muscular endurance fitness standards for safe and effective UK firefighting.

These standards formed the basis of recommended routine physical fitness assessments for firefighters and incident commanders. These standards have also been successfully used by some occupational health teams as part of a return to work process for firefighters returning from periods of absence form operational duties.

Dr Rich Stevenson Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department for Health at the University of Bath

09.50-10.30

Local Authority Session

Dr Tony Williams

10.30-10.50

Coffee Break

10.50-11.30

Liver Disease – The impending apocalypse

Dr Alex Evans

11.30-12.30

Legal Session

Emily Yeardley Bakerlaw Solicitors,
(Full title and bio to follow)

12.30

Conference close

Packed lunch / refreshment

NB. Programme subject to alteration

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