ASM 2009

Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th

June 2009

At St. David’s Hall,
Cardiff, Wales

ASM 2009

Hosted by The Society of Occupational Medicine

Refining Practice


ASM 09

Monday 22nd June 2009 at 1.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m., the Hilton Cardiff


'Multiple Sclerosis' - Dr Neil Robertson is Senior Lecturer in Neurology at Cardiff University and Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital of Wales. He is also, the Medical Advisor to the MS Society and Ataxia UK.

'The Impact of Common Skin Conditions Particularly Eczema and Psoriasis' - Professor Andrew Finlay founded the Cardiff Diploma in Practical Dermatology and has led the development of new dermatology quality of life measures now used worldwide.

FREE to ANHOPS members, £40 to non-members

Please contact Kay Swift at for further details




Date: Monday 22nd June 2009

Time: 0930hrs till 1630hrs

Venue: Society of Occupational Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, St David’s Hall, Cardiff ,Wales

To book your place at the ARIOPS event, please follow the on-line registration link on our Registration page

Occupational health has been evolving ever since Charles Thackrah published his observations in the 19th Century, but nowadays change is as rapid and complex as never before, change which has been particularly significant in the case of our industry. A key part of the role of occupational health practitioners in the rail industry is to keep up with the changing environment and challenges, whilst retaining the best possible levels of service and support. The 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Society of Occupational Medicine is a vital event to attend for all healthcare professionals working in occupational health, and our Annual Conference of the Association of Railway Industry Occupational Health Practitioners will take place as a satellite event at the same venue on the day before the ASM.

This is an exciting opportunity to spend a day hearing from a distinguished list of speakers from within and without the railway industry about how our industry is evolving, so we can refine our practice to suit. Our day will be followed by the main event, where the programme includes a black tie Gala Dinner, an exhibition, workplace visits, plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and practical seminars. Networking opportunities will give delegates the opportunity to reflect on the changes and challenges that we all face and is an opportunity for education, motivation and personal development


ARIOPS Members and Honorary Members - Delegate fee £85 (includes lunch)

ARIOPS Non-Members - Delegate fee £120 (includes lunch)

The target audience includes anyone involved in or working with railway occupational health issues - occupational physicians, occupational health advisors, Health and Safety practitioners, associated occupational health professions (physiotherapists, occupational hygienists), Human Resource practitioners and Regulatory or enforcement personnel.

Please book this event into your diary as part of your continuing professional development and invite friends and colleagues to attend. Remember that your participation is essential for the success of our conference .

Conference Booking and Payment will be via the Society of Occupational Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting Conference Organisers, as usual.


Morning Session

0930 hrs Arrive, coffee and register
1000 -1010 Introduction and Welcome from Dr AP Colvin, Chairman of ARIOPS
1010 - 1045 (provisional) Keynote speech: Dr Tim Crayford, Chief Medical Officer to DfT
“The DfT View of Railways, Transport and Health.”
1045 –1055 Questions: Audience and Chair
1055 – 1125 Mr Martin Jones, Office of Rail Regulation:
“European Union Driver Licensing Changes”
1125 – 1145 Dr Howard Watson
" 3451 - a missed opportunity”
1145 – 1230 Discussion Panel/ Questions & Summing up. - Dr Tim Crayford - Mr Martin Jones - Dr Howard Watson - Dr Tim Carter
1230 – 1300 Lunch
13.00 –1415 ARIOPS AGM -open to all members.


Afternoon Session

1415 – 1500 Mr Dave Kent, Chairman Welsh Highland Railway Society:
“Rebuilding the Welsh Highland Railway; a Welsh success”
1500 – 1515 Tea
1515 – 1600 Sharon Allaway:
“Review of Current/Future RSSB Research Projects including: Developing guidance to assist with the application of Medical Standards (T662) and Managing the risk of sudden incapacity in safety critical operations (T663).”
1600 – 1620

Dr Tim Carter, Chief Medical Adviser to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency:


“The MCA Model for Approved Doctors ;Lessons for the UK Rail Industry?”
1620 – 1630 Summing Up and Future. Dr A Colvin
End of Conference and Departure

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