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SOM and RSM Spring Meeting: The older worker

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

This meeting will develop skills in the management of the older worker, including co-morbidities, driving, mental health issues and potential increased health risks.

To introduce the day, Tabitha Jay, Director of the DWP/DHSC Work and Health Unit will give a UK Government perspectiveOther speakers include:

- Professor Ewan Macdonald of Glasgow University

- Patrick Thomson, of the Centre for Better Ageing

- Dr Karla Greenberg, on mental health in older age 

- Dr Jeannette Lynch of DVLA on practical issues relating to driving

Highlights include two international experts:

-Baroness Greengross, delivering the SOM annual Apothecaries Lecture and

- Professor Hans Martin Hasselhorn of the University of Wuppertal, Germany

By the end of the day, delegates will have developed their knowledge of:

- How occupational health practitioners can manage older people at work better, including improved clinical knowledge of issues such as frailty, cognitive function and co-morbidities

- The current UK policy position towards older people at work 

SOM members can book at reduced rates: Consultant/GP - £84 (standard rate £140); AHP/Nurse - £78 (standard rate £130); Trainee - £42 (standard rate £70). To receive the SOM promotional code please email

For more information about the event and to book your place, please click here.

May 22nd, 2019 8:30 AM   to   4:45 PM