Hand-arm vibration syndrome and other work related neurovascular conditions

Date

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Occupational Medicine Section , Vascular Medicine Section , The Society of Occupational Medicine

Accreditation

5 CPD Points

Event Image

about this event

This meeting will consider advances in research that underpin effective prevention and medical management of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

Consider current understanding on the pathophysiology of HAVS, the evidence base for its management and lessons that can be drawn from the study of other neurovascular conditions that have implications for work and health.

objectives:

  • Explore the current knowledge of the aetiology and pathophysiology of HAVS and the evidence base for the current health surveillance regime
  • Understand the strengths and limitations for the assessment of employee's with possible HAVS; in particular standardised texts
  • Consider the implications of practice on our knowledge from both the occupational health and medico-legal perspectives
  • Understand the strength of the association between carpal tunnel-syndrome and hand-arm vibration and the implications for management
  • Consider the pathophysiology of noise induced hearing loss in the context of its association with HAVS and gain knowledge of non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) and its links to HAVS


keynote speaker:

Michael J Griffin, Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

prices:

Early bird rates valid until 9 March 2018

RSM members from £45 - £95
SOM members from £45 - £95
Non-members from £55 - £135

Standard rates valid from 10 March 2018

RSM members from £65 - £115
SOM members from £65 - £115
Non-members from £75 - £155

 

*Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

* The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly

agenda

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Jill Belch, President, Vascular Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session 1

Professor Jill Belch, President, Vascular Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.15 am

Current knowledge of the aetiology and pathophysiology of HAVS

Dr Roger Cooke, Consultant in Occupational Medicine, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham

9.45 am

Health surveillance for HAVS

Dr Ian Lawson

10.15 am

International consensus criteria for the classification of HAVS

Dr Jon Poole, Consultant Occupational Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the Health & Safety Laboratory, Buxton

10.45 am

Tea and coffee

11.15 am

Introduction to the apothecaries lecturer

Dr Paul Williams, President, Society of Occupational Medicine

11.20 am

Keynote: Management of the individual with HAVS

Michael J Griffin, Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

12.00 pm

Presentation of apothecaries medal

The Master of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

12.10 pm

Panel discussion - Evidence based assessment of the employee with possible HAVS from the occupational health and medico-legal perspective

Chair: Professor Jill Belch, President, Vascular Section, Royal Society of Medicine

12.40 pm

Lunch

Session 2

Dr Robin Cordell, President, Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

1.40 pm

Introduction

Dr Robin Cordell, President, Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

1.45 pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome and its association with hand-arm vibration

Professor Frank Burke, Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary

2.25 pm

Noise induced hearing loss and its association with HAVS

Dr Clare Forshaw, Head of Centre for Health

3.05 pm

Tea and coffee

3.35 pm

Non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) – a similar neurovascular basis to HAVS?

Professor Hugh Montgomery, University College London

4.15 pm

Panel discussion - Similarities and differences between HAVS and other work related neurovascular conditions

Chair: Dr Robin Cordell, President, Occupational Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

4.45 pm

Concluding remarks

4.50 pm

Close of meeting

register now for this event

register for this event

  • Registration will close on Thursday 3 May 2018
  • RSM member rates start from £65
  • SOM member rates start from £65
  • Non-member rates start from £75
register now

rates

View rates for all membership types:

View rates

organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Charlotte MannTel: 02072902987 Email: occupational@rsm.ac.uk arrow