Society of Occupational Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2007

Venue Address

The Knavesmire Stand,
York Racecourse
The Knavesmire,
YO23 1EX
T:+ 44 (0) 1904 638971
F:+ 44 (0) 1904 612939
Web Site

2nd - 5th July, York Racecourse, UK     Link to pdf of final programme

Workplace Visits

We have organised a number of Workplace Visits in order for occupational health colleagues to have access to some sites of interest within the York area. Please use the Registration Form to indicate which of the Visits you would like to take part in. Note that places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Requesting a place on a Visit is no guarantee of its availability and your place will be confirmed on your Registration Confirmation. Any amount payable for your Visit will be due at the Conference and not before.

Wednesday 4th July 2007

  1. DePuy (Johnson and Johnson)
    An opportunity is provided to visit the Leeds site of this well known company where knee and hip joints are manufactured.
  2. Sulzers
    The Leeds site to be visited is important in the manufacturing of pumps for heavy engineering such as the petrochemical sector.
  3. York Minster Masons’ Yard
    £5 donation per person to the Minster A rare opportunity to visit one of the few remaining masons’ yards where stone working of the highest standard is undertaken. Visit includes a tour of the Minster.
  4. Yorkshire Water Facility
    A state-of-the-art water treatment works at Headingley in a residential area of Leeds, 3 miles from the city centre. The visit to this Yorkshire Water Treatment works will comprise a tour of the plant to see the process led by an experienced person who will happily receive questions.
  5. York Racecourse
    Visit led by a Health and Safety professional based at the Racecourse, offering a unique visit to this type of work many do not have the chance to experience.

    The following visits will be of interest to all attending the Conference as either Delegate, Guest or Accompanying persons.
  6. Thackray Museum
    £10 per person
    Lunch will be taken at the Museum and prior to being able to explore, a presentation will be given on the ‘History of Pain and its Treatment’. This is also likely to prove of interest for Accompanying Persons. This award-winning interactive Museum is an independent charity and looks at how improved living conditions and medical advances help us to live around 50 years longer than we did in 1840. Spend a fascinating three hours exploring the slums of Victorian Leeds as one of the town's ‘characters’ and discover some of the weird treatments available.
  7. St. William Window – York Minster
    £5 donation per person to the Minster
    The window is to be unveiled in June this year after a 10-year restoration programme. An illustrated talk entitled ‘Medical Miracles in the St. William Window in York Minster’ will be given at York Racecourse by Dr. Christopher Norton, Reader in History of Art at the Centre for Medieval Studies at York University, and an authority on York Minster. A large number may attend the lecture but the visit to the window led by Dr. Norton is limited to a maximum of 25 and subject to the timetable of the Cathedral as the window is not always accessible.
  8. York Brewery
    £5 per person
    This small independent brewery is within a few minutes’ walk from the centrally placed railway station. The brewery consists of a 20-barrel brew plant, five 20-barrel fermenters and 10 conditioning tanks. A gallery has been constructed around the brew house, providing an excellent viewing platform, with viewing panels into both the fermenting and conditioning rooms. One can see, smell and taste the process of cask conditioned ale.
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