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Morning Session

08.30 - 09.30 Registration and exhibition


Introductory address

Martin Temple, Chair, HSE


Keynote: Why lung disease is still a problem and the wider health landscape

Dr Alison Cook, Director of Policy and Communications, British Lung Foundation

Doug Russell, Health and Safety Officer, Usdaw


Tackling Occupational Lung Disease - HSE's contribution

Peter Brown, HSE Director of Health & Work Programme

Martin Friar, Deputy Director (Insight and Service Design) HSE


Refreshments and exhibition


Leading the way - industry and trade union examples of tackling workplace lung disease

Joanne Shepherd, Health & Safety Manager,

Blackpool & The Fylde College


Danny Martland, Director SHE Military Air & Information, Programmes & Support SHE Lead, BAE Systems


Lauren Kyle, Head of Cleaning UK & Ireland, Service Operations, Sodexo


Bud Hudspith, National H&S Adviser, Unite the Union


Lunch and exhibition


(Experience Zone - 12:30 - 13:30)

As part of the exhibition - delegates will be able to take advantage of our 'Experience Zone'.  Here you can meet and discuss issues with key experts on a variety of topics drawing on our knowledge and understanding of respiratory risk.  You will gain access to emerging knowledge and be able to experience for yourself some of the challenges around progress and integration.

Effects of Demographics and workplaces changes on COPD

Nick Warren

Occupational Asthma and Respiratory Symptoms in Cleaners

Amy Gyte

Lung Function Testing

Ed Robinson and Jade Sumner


Nick Bailey

UK Lubricants partnership guidance for occupational asthma and mental working fluids

Gareth Evans

Shared Research

Laurence Cusco

The SWORD scheme

Martie Van Tongeren

Meet the Occupational Lung Disease Team

Julian Delic,Head of Respiratory Interventions Team

Marie Warburton, Respiratory Interventions Team

Emma Wilson, Customer Insight Manager

LOCHer project

Jane Reinheimer

Partnership Working

Mark Flynn and Carole Daley


Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session 1 - Respirable Crystalline Silica


Parallel Session 2 - Occupational Asthma


Opening remarks by Chair

Professor Len Levy,

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Health within the Institute of Environment and Health at the University of Cranfield


Opening remarks by Chair

Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor, Rector's Envoy for Health and Director of Research and Development in National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College

Scene setting


Current picture of health risk & exposure

Dr Nick Warren, HSE Head of Health Research


Current picture of health risk & exposure

Professor Martie Van Tongeren,

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Manchester


Health effects of RCS - the real story

Professor David Fishwick, HSE's Chief Medical Adviser & Terry McGough


Health effects of occupational asthma - the real story

Dr Chris Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician and HSE Senior Medical Adviser

& Phil Hydes




Exposure control

Chris Keen, HSE Principal Occupational Hygienist & Mike Slater, Director, Diamond Environmental



Exposure control

Duncan Smith , HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health & Safety (Occupational Hygiene)

& Alex Wilson, Industrial Hygienist, Rolls Royce


Comfort break



Comfort break



Health surveillance

Dr Steve Forman, HSE Principal Medical Advisor & Melanie Brewster, Industrial Diagnostics


Health surveillance

Dr Chris Barber, Consultant Respiratory Physician and HSE Senior Medical Adviser

& Dr Phil Oliver, Occupational Physician, EEF


Panel discussion & closing remarks by Chair

Panel & Professor Len Levy


Panel discussion & closing remarks by Chair

Panel & Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor







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