About this event

  • Date and time Fri 19 Nov 2021 from 9:15am to 4:40pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Join us to learn how COVID-19 pandemic has affected work, long term illness and retirement plans for workers in all industries.

This all-day webinar will comprise of 8 expert speakers and 2 panel sessions. The topics in the morning session will focus on long-term health conditions and the impact on work. We will concentrate on health and retirement in the afternoon session.

This meeting is in association with Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Participants will be able to:

  • Know more about the impact of chronic disease on workability and how to extend working life
  • Assess and occupationally manage patients living with chronic disease and advise employers on fitness for work and adjustments where appropriate
  • Value a multidisciplinary meeting addressing the range of chronic diseases, across a broad spectrum of society and enable reflection and discussion among occupational health community regarding our responses to the current situation

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Mike Goldsmith, President, Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Life President and Founder, Medigold Health and Dr Steven Nimmo, President, The Faculty of Occupational Medicine 

Morning Session - Long term health conditions and work

Chaired by: Dr Steven Nimmo, President, The Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Long Covid and disability

Professor Ira Madan, Professor of Occupational Medicine, King’s College London

Returning to duty after Covid – the military perspective

Lieutenant Colonel David Holdsworth MA DPhil, Consultant Cardiologist and General Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Lead for the Defence COVID-19 Recovery Service (DCRS)

Tea and coffee break
Long term mental health conditions and work

Professor Neil Greenberg, Consultant Occupational and Forensic Psychiatrist, King’s College London

Long term musculoskeletal conditions and work

Professor Karen Walker-Bone, Occupational Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology, University of Southampton

Panel discussion
Lunch break

Afternoon session - Health and retirement

Chair: Dr Mike Goldsmith,President Elect, Occupational Health Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Life President and Founder, Medigold Health

Public health projections, chronic health conditions and work

Professor Maggie Rae, President, Faculty of Public Health

Lived experience, new onset chronic disease

Catherine Thomson, Physiotherapist

Tea and coffee break
How best to maintain good work for those living with chronic conditions?

Dr Nikki Cordell, Managing Director, Cordell Health

Early retirement on health grounds

Dr Glyn Evans, Medigold Health, Consultant Occupational Physician specialising in Pensions Medicine

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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