Society of Occupational Medicine
Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

"let's get together"

30th June - 3rd July 2014
East Midlands Conference Centre, UK

Invitation

Nottingham: 600 years of story telling, 8,000 acres of woodland walks, 66 sites of specific scientific interest and… 10 years since the last SOM ASM in the East Midlands region: come and join us in 2014.

Nottingham is a beautiful city, with lots to discover, and is easily accessible from all over the UK. Our chosen Conference Centre offers fantastic, state-ofthe- art facilities for a top quality and enjoyable ASM.

Our aim is to provide an interesting and relevant programme which will bring together the different disciplines within occupational health so that we have maximum opportunity to learn from each other's experiences and gain knowledge, confidence and motivation to face the challenges ahead.
We have had excellent feedback about the programme so far and it seems that the practical sessions within the programme are especially appealing to delegates: the mini MBA on Thursday 3rd July in particular. Additionally, we have sessions on Mental Health and Fitness, Travel, Mind and Body, Work and Cancer and Clinical and Professional Updates. We were delighted by the number of abstract submissions received and these have enabled us to put together some very interesting sessions of oral presentations as well as a good sized poster exhibition.

This Announcement outlines all that the SOM ASM 2014 offers, including the networking evening programme and workplace visit opportunities as well as the main conference programme. We have worked hard to ensure that your time at this event is busy and edifying and we very much hope that you will be able to join us.

programme features

The main programme runs from 1st – 3rd July 2014

  • Keynote Speakers: Professor Ewan Macdonald, Head of Healthy Working Lives Group, University of Glasgow and Professor Sayeed Khan, Chief Medical Adviser, EEF
  • Expert Updates on: chronic embitterment syndrome, illness deception, major psychiatric disorder, drug and alcohol misuse, personal injury claims, sleep disorders, sustainable work
  • Interactive Masterclasses: 'How do I do this?' sessions
  • Open programme - significantly more opportunities than in previous conferences for both academic and practitioner delegates to give presentations
  • Travel Occupational Medicine with a difference: deployments around the world, global working and international deployment, including MOD, FCO and elite sports teams
  • Peak performance from elite sport team at St George's Park (home of the new National Football Centre) including use of heart rate variability studies
  • Social Programme and Leisure – will include a Barbeque, Black-tie Dinner Dance, Workplace Visits in the heart of the industrial revolution, visit to Newstead Abbey (Byron's home), rounders match, recommended shopping and gastropub maps, excellent on-site sports facilities
Lace House, Nottingham
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We will keep you updated as the programme takes shape and the Call for Abstracts and on-line Registration systems are opened. You can also contact us to make suggestions for specific topics and speakers that you would like to see included in the programme.