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This two-day annual programme from The At Work Partnership provides an in-depth clinical and management update on some of the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today. We have gathered together a group of leading experts in their fields to bring you an unparalleled seminar, with practical information on some of the most important topics affecting your work. Programme DAY ONE:Wednesday 6 November 20198.45Registration and coffee9.05Welcome and introductionDr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]HEALTH AND WORK9.20Modern working practices and the role of OHDr Oern Foss, independent occupational physicianThe on-demand economy – impact on workers’ health and safetySafety-critical work – is health screening really our bestanswer?Making modern work fit for modern workers10.00Colt Foundation Keynote 1: How can we reduce disability from musculoskeletal pain in working populations?Prof David Coggon, University of SouthamptonScale of problemUnderlying pathologyWhat causes have been identified and how much do they explain?What have we learnt from the CUPID study and other recent research?Implications for OH policy and practice10.45Coffee and exhibition11.25Occupational respiratory cancers: what the future holdsDr John Moore-Gillon, St Bartholomew’s and Royal London HospitalsPathologyScreening and diagnosisAdvances in therapyMENTAL HEALTH12.10PTSD and the updated NICE guidelineProf Gordon Turnbull, Nightingale Hospital LondonRisk factorsSigns and symptomsTreatment optionsDisaster planning – is there anything we can do to prevent PTSD?12.45Lunch and exhibition13.50SuicideLouise Aston, Business in the CommunityRisk factorsWarning signsSupporting the workforce in the event of suicide14.25Gambling addiction and workAnnika Lindberg, chartered counselling psychologistScale of problemImpact on work and healthIdentifying signs of gambling addictionRole of OH15.00Tea and exhibitionOH LAW15.25Access to OH records, reports and dataNick Hanning, Anthony Gold SolicitorsUnderstanding the law and professional dutiesGDPR, the Data Protection Regulations and the Access to Medical Reports ActThe importance of consentSubject access requestsInformation about third partiesTimescales and costs16.20Legal Q&AYour opportunity to put your legal queries to our experts, Nick Hanning and Diana Kloss16.35What matters to you in OH practice?Five-minute briefing sessionsYour chance to highlight some work that has helped improve health in your workplace, or share a great new idea – but you’ve only got FIVE minutes and 20 slides to do it! If you are interested in presenting a five-minute briefing, and your idea is selected, you can benefit from a very special booking offer. Find out more here17.30End of first day* * * * * * * * *DAY TWO:Thursday 7 November 20198.00Breakfast briefing: Noise at workSusan Donnelly and Chris Steel, HSE8.40Registration and coffee9.00Welcome and introductionHEALTHY WORK9.05Positive psychology at workDr Karen Coomer, KC Business Health LtdDoes happiness have a place in OH or is it a distraction?Sorting the evidence from the ’pink and fluffy’Key theories and models to use in OH practice9.40Colt Foundation Keynote 2: The joy of workDr Clare Gerada, Practitioner Health ProgrammeAre OH doctors and nurses in despair?What can be done about this?Bringing the joy back into medicine10.25Tea and exhibitionFUTURE WORKING10.55The machine will see you now: technology in OHDr Steve Boorman, EmpactisThe role of technology in changing OH practiceWhy algorithms and Artificial Technology may be more reliable than traditional approachesPreparing for new ways of working in the futureEthical issues11.25Robots, cobots and OSH: how robotics will affect occupational H&S – an interactive sessionJeremy Hadall, Manufacturing Technology CentreCurrent capability and near-future developmentsInteraction with human workers – designing for healthImpact on psychological healthRisk assessmentCan robots do the dirty work?12.15Future working Q&AMATERNITY ISSUES12.25Post-natal depression, stillbirth and miscarriageSpeaker tbc, Maternity ActionPost-natal depression, miscarriage, stillbirth and pre-term deliveryImplications at workProtecting women’s mental healthNew right to paid leave for bereaved parents13.00Lunch and exhibition13.55Introduction to afternoonDISABILITY, LAW AND PRACTICE14.00Chronic fatigueProf Trudie Chalder, King’s College LondonWhy is CFS so controversial?What do – and don’t – we know about it?Evidence-based interventionsJob retention and return to workNew NICE guidelines14.35Migraine and other headaches at workDr Anna Andreou, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustWhat is migraine?Migraine at work – prevalence, costs and sickness absenceRisk factorsInterventionsWorkplace adjustments15.10OH Law: Disability and fitness for workProf Diana Kloss, barristerWhen is a worker disabled under the Equality Act?When is the duty to make reasonable adjustments triggered?What does OH need to determine when assessing the individualWhat should OH advise employers?Confidentiality, consent and disclosure in disability cases16.05Close of seminarBenefits of attendingThis two-day annual programme from The At Work Partnership provides an in-depth clinical and management update on some of the cutting-edge issues in occupational health today. We have assembled a group of leading experts to bring you an unparalleled seminar, with practical information on some of the most important topics affecting your work.You will gain: Advice on reducing disability from musculoskeletal pain from Prof David Coggon, and a discussion on bringing the joy back into work from Dr Clare Gerada – in our two Colt Foundation keynote lecturesPractical guidance on PTSD, gambling and suicide in our focus on mental healthAdvice on disability at work, in particular, chronic fatigue and migrainesAn examination of future technologies and their impact on OH – an interactive sessionAn up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest developments in OH law, and how they affect your role and responsibilitiesPlenty of opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates – including at our conference dinnerOpportunities to see new products at our OH exhibitionThis seminar is designed for:• OH nurses and physicians from the UK and overseas • HR managers• OH physiotherapists • Health and safety practitioners • Case managers• Occupational hygienistsDon’t miss out – Workplace Health 2019 promises to be one of the most exciting OH events for 2019 – avoid disappointment by booking your place early!