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  • 21 September 2021
    Webinar

    Universal Access to Occupational Health

    Online Summit, 21st September 2021 afternoon

    A half day exploring how can we achieve universal access in occupational health, and the benefits this would produce.

    Target audience – senior policy leaders within health, government, and industry

    2pm Welcome Dame Carol Black, SOM Patron

    2.05pm Introductory overview – Professor Ewan Macdonald OBE, University of Glasgow - Why is this important? E.g. Long COVID

    2.15pm Examples of Universal Access

    -  Finland - Owe Österbacka, FIOH

    -  WHO perspective – Dr Ivan Ivanov

    -  EU perspective – Ioannis Anyfantis, EU-OSHA

    3.00pm Trade Union perspective - Owen Tudor

    3.15pm Council for Work and Health perspective - Dr Steve Boorman

    3.30pm Royal College of GPs - speaker tbc

    3.45pm Rt Hon Theresa Villiers and discussion

    4.30pm Public Health perspectives - Professor Maggie Rae, FPH President

    4.45pm Panel discussion with speakers and President of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Dr Steve Nimmo, and Dr Jayne Moore, President of the SOM

    5pm Close

    Register on Eventbrite here.

  • 22 September 2021
    Webinar

    A VIRTUAL EVENT taking place over two half days

    Wednesday 22nd September 2021 – afternoon

    Thursday 23rd September 2021 – morning

    Chaired by: Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work], with Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis

    An annual seminar from The At Work Partnership providing an in-depth clinical and management update on the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today.

    This seminar is run with the support of The Colt Foundation.

    Programme Highlights:

    Focus on COVID

    - Air quality and ventilation in a time of COVID – Prof Catherine Noakes, University of Leeds

    - ‘Long COVID’ and work –  Dr Tony Williams, Working Fit Ltd

    - Adapting OH to the post-pandemic workplace –  Dr Richard Heron, BP plc

    - Risk perception and decision-making in OH –  Dr Perry Logan, 3M

    - Update on legal developments arising out of the pandemic – Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

    - The pandemic and mental health at work – Professor Rob Briner, Queen Mary University of London

    - Expert panel discussion on COVID and OH

    Significant issues in OH practice

    - Improving access to OH – Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis

    - Noise-induced hearing loss, employment and mental health – Dr David Greenberg, EAVE

    - Hot legal topics – Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

    - Domestic abuse – Dr Jane Pillinger, gender equality specialist

    - Active management of musculoskeletal pain disorders – Prof Karen Walker-Bone, MRC Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work

    Book and pay by 15th August 2021 and save £60 + VAT!

    Find out more and register here

  • 22 September 2021
    Webinar

    A VIRTUAL EVENT taking place over two half days

    Wednesday 22nd September 2021 – afternoon

    Thursday 23rd September 2021 – morning

    Chaired by: Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work], with Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis

    An annual seminar from The At Work Partnership providing an in-depth clinical and management update on the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today.

    This seminar is run with the support of The Colt Foundation.

    Programme Highlights:

    Focus on COVID

    - Air quality and ventilation in a time of COVID – Prof Catherine Noakes, University of Leeds

    - ‘Long COVID’ and work –  Dr Tony Williams, Working Fit Ltd

    - Adapting OH to the post-pandemic workplace –  Dr Richard Heron, BP plc

    - Risk perception and decision-making in OH –  Dr Perry Logan, 3M

    - Update on legal developments arising out of the pandemic – Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

    - The pandemic and mental health at work – Professor Rob Briner, Queen Mary University of London

    - Expert panel discussion on COVID and OH

    Significant issues in OH practice

    - Improving access to OH – Dr Steve Boorman, Empactis

    - Noise-induced hearing loss, employment and mental health – Dr David Greenberg, EAVE

    - Hot legal topics – Prof Diana Kloss, barrister

    - Domestic abuse – Dr Jane Pillinger, gender equality specialist

    - Active management of musculoskeletal pain disorders – Prof Karen Walker-Bone, MRC Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work

    Book and pay by 15th August 2021 and save £60 + VAT!

    Find out more and register here

  • 22 September 2021
    Webinar

    Occupational Medicine Jobs and Career Fair – 22rd September

    in partnership with the National School of Occupational Health

    Free Webinar

    1.30pm -1.35pm Welcome Nick Pahl, CEO SOM

    1.35pm - 2.05pm Occupational Health – what it is and its medical training routes. Dr Ali Hashtroudi, National School of Occupational Health - tbc

    2.05pm - 2.20pm What are recruiters looking for? Dr Gareth Williams, Medigold - confirmed

    2.20pm - 2.50pm My occupational health career, Dr Sarwar Chowdhury, Confirmed Dr Nikki Cordell

    2.50pm - 4.00pm Q and A

    4.00-5.00pm extra time:

    -   Routes to entry in detail – CESR, Dr Jon Spiro - confirmed

    -   CV surgery – Daniel Ward-Jackson - confirmed

    NB

    -   Sessions will be individually recorded and available afterwards (Q and A will not be recorded).

    -   Bookable slots available for individual 1:1 discussion – e mail:

    Dr Ali Hashtroudi Ali.Hashtroudi@hee.nhs.uk

    Dr Nikki Cordell nikki@cordellhealth.co.uk

    Dr Jon Spiro jon.spiro@tiscali.co.uk

    -   Contact nick.llewellin@som.org.uk for list of placements and information about joining SOM.

    -   For careers information go to: https://www.som.org.uk/careers-oh and https://www.fom.ac.uk/careers/becoming-an-occupational-medicine-specialist

    Register on Eventbrite here.

  • 25 September 2021
    Webinar

    Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September - MCQ Weekend

    ***The Occupational Health Academy is back! Bookings now available for courses for the November 2021 exam cohort***

    The Occupational Health Academy is pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the next cohort of courses for the November 2021 exams. 

    1) The Portfolio/Viva morning on Sunday 22nd August - will go through the FOM portfolio template, viva exam expectations and some examples of successful portfolios.

    2)  Weekend of Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September - the very popular MCQ weekend covering a vast array of topics from Occupational Hygiene, Ethics, Law, Occupational Medicine and Past topics.

    3) Individualised Mock Viva sessions available on Saturday 9th and Sunday 17th October for those who want tips on their portfolio (post submission to the FOM) and a cool grilling of knowledge around Occupational Medicine and your specific portfolio to prepare you best for the exam.

    Visit www.occupationalhealthacademy.co.uk for the reviews of the recent cohort of courses earlier in the year, more details of the itinerary of each course days and to book your place.

    New SOM members are eligible for a 20% SOM membership discount - please contact membership@som.org.uk attaching the invoice for the course. Current SOM members are not eligible for this discount.

  • 29 September 2021
    Webinar

    Wednesday 29th September 2021, 2pm to 5pm

    HSE and SOM are delighted to announce the opening of Registration. This conference is specifically aimed at Occupational Health Nurses.

    Expert speakers have been secured and the programme will include time for Questions and Answers so that on the day audience members can pose questions to the speakers live via the streaming platform. View the programme here. 

    Register here.

    Registration includes:

    - Access to the live stream including online Q & A facility and polling where featured

    - Access to the event afterwards (usually after two weeks to allow for editing time)

    - Access to the Exhibition area

    - Background on invited speakers

    - Certificate of Attendance

    - Technical support to ensure access

    Registration Fees have been kept as low as possible. The Early Registration Fee for all is £49 until 31st August. Recordings of the conference will be available to registered delegates to watch again afterwards, so even if you cannot attend on 29th September, book now to obtain the Early Registration Fee, then watch at your convenience after the live stream.

    Group discounts: since we know that some groups wish to attend, we are offering 5 places for the price of 4 for this conference. Colleagues must all be from the same organisation and must be registered in one booking; Early/Late prices apply, as shown below.

      Earlybird Fee: up to 31st August Late Fee: from 1st September
    SOM Member £49.00 £49.00
    Non-Member £49.00 £59.00
    Group Rate: Buy 4 get 1 free £196.00 £236.00

    The HSE/SOM OHN Online Conference 2021 will only be live once: come and be part of it! Register here.

    Payment must be made by card at time of booking. The system provides receipts automatically.

    Terms and Conditions: Registration for this event is via the online booking system only. Payment is by Visa or Mastercard only (invoicing is not possible). The access information to the Online Conference will only be sent to those for whom full payment has been received. A Cancellation Policy is in place (see below).

    Joining Instructions/Access Code: The final joining instructions, including the access code for the conference, will be issued by email a few days before the conference.

    Exhibition: An online exhibition will run alongside the conference to profile products and services to participants. Any company interested in exhibiting should email Rebecca at the Secretariat: oh@indexcommunications.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

    Major Sponsor:

    Cancellation Policy: Note: this event provides registrants with the opportunity to watch the event after the date of the live stream so that even if they are not available on 29th September they have access to the content. Cancellations should be emailed to oh@indexcommunications.com. Cancellation before 31st August: refund minus £20 processing fee. Cancellation from 1st September: no refund. All approved refunds will be processed and issued 60 days after the Conference.

  • 01 October 2021
    Webinar

       

    FREE for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website first). 

    Sign up for this exclusive webinar where Victoria Lawrence, Managing Director of Germains Seed Technology will discuss her experiences of women in leadership, focusing on three areas:

    -  Balancing ‘playing the game’ with ‘being authentic’

    -  The endless juggle

    -  Pivotal moments: choice or chance?

    Speaker:

    Victoria Lawrence, Managing Director, Germains Seed Technology

    Victoria started her career at Lloyds TSB, working in commercial strategy, branch management and international trade finance. She joined the Boston Consulting Group in 2007 and then in 2012 she joined Associated British Foods in the Agricultural Division, AB Agri, as strategy manager. In 2014, Victoria began the role of Managing Director of Aunir, AB Agri’s NIR (Near InfraRed) business which carried out quality assurance and analysis for feed and food across ABF and external companies.  In 2018, Victoria started her present role as Managing Director of Germains Seed Technology.   She is responsible for the overall success of the global business, which extends across the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and the USA.

    Chair:

    Dr Vicky Mason

    This event is worth 1 CPD Hour. FREE for SOM Members (please log in on the SOM website). You will then be sent the join link

     

  • 07 October 2021
    Webinar

    FREE virtual conference - 3.5 CPD points

    Thursday 7th October 2021 9.25am - 1.10pm

    Chaired by Dr Steve Boorman CBE, speakers include:

    - Prof Neil Greenberg - COVID and 'moral injury'

    - Prof Diana Kloss MBE - COVID, Brexit and employment law

    - Dr Lesley Rushton OBE - Long-term effects of COVID and occupation

    - Dr David Flower - Shift work, fatigue and its impact on health and performance

    Further details: www.trentoccupationalmedicine.org.uk 

    To secure your place please email trentoccmedsymposium@gmail.com

    Please put this date in your diary because it will be a live event, and will not be recorded.

  • 08 October 2021
    Webinar

                    

    The health challenges of new ways of working following COVID

    8th October 2020 - Online

    £25 SOM and BPS members; £50 non members

    Programme

    Learning outcomes

    -  What can we do to support workers - what is useful?

    -  To enhance delegates’ knowledge of the key role of the manager and tools people can access.

    -  To raise awareness of the latest thinking towards hybrid working.

    -  What have we learnt from the pandemic?

    With a core consideration of diversity and inclusion throughout.

    Schedule

    9.30am Chair and introduction, Professor Anne Harriss, Immediate Past President, SOM

    9.40am Working safely – where are we now? Dr Robin Cordell, SOM Past President

    10.15am The key role of managers to facilitate healthy and sustainable work. Dr Noreen Tehrani, Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society

    10.50am Hybrid working – what has worked, what has not worked and challenges for the future? Jonathan Hill, Anglian Water With a particular focus on disability and inclusion                                

    Break - 10 minutes

    11.30am Presenteeism - managing the challenge. Professor Gail Kinman, Birkbeck, University of London

    12.05pm The changing workplace environment - How are workplaces changing and psychological impacts? Dr Nick Bell, Honorary Principal Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University

    12.40pm Closing Q&A with speaker panel. Chair: Dr Roxane Gervais                      

    1pm close

    Audience – SOM and BPS members, students, industry.

  • 09 October 2021
    Webinar

    Saturday 9th & Sunday 17th October - Mock Viva days

    ***The Occupational Health Academy is back! Bookings now available for courses for the November 2021 exam cohort***

    The Occupational Health Academy is pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the next cohort of courses for the November 2021 exams. 

    1) The Portfolio/Viva morning on Sunday 22nd August - will go through the FOM portfolio template, viva exam expectations and some examples of successful portfolios.

    2)  Weekend of Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September - the very popular MCQ weekend covering a vast array of topics from Occupational Hygiene, Ethics, Law, Occupational Medicine and Past topics.

    3) Individualised Mock Viva sessions available on Saturday 9th and Sunday 17th October for those who want tips on their portfolio (post submission to the FOM) and a cool grilling of knowledge around Occupational Medicine and your specific portfolio to prepare you best for the exam.

    Visit www.occupationalhealthacademy.co.uk for the reviews of the recent cohort of courses earlier in the year, more details of the itinerary of each course days and to book your place.

    New SOM members are eligible for a 20% SOM membership discount - please contact membership@som.org.uk attaching the invoice for the course. Current SOM members are not eligible for this discount.

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