About this section

The Occupational Medicine Section’s purpose is to discuss topics relevant to the field of occupational medicine and improve the understanding of the physical, chemical and psychological hazards of work activities and advances in occupational health practice. It also promotes co-operation between the specialty of occupational medicine and other medical disciplines by providing a supportive learning environment and network for trainees.

The Occupational Medicine Section webinar series

The Occupational Medicine Section has a six-part webinar series starting from 14 October 2020 and will broadcast weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00pm.


This series explores the occupational hazards unique to the construction industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. This series aims to expand your knowledge of the controls implemented in order for the industry to continue to work.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Dr Lisa Ann Curran
Dr Michael John Goldsmith
President Elect
Dr Folashade Adenekan
Honorary Secretary
Dr Sam Valanejad
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming occupational medicine events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Occupational Medicine Section.

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Prizes & awards

Occupational Medicine: Ramazzini Prize


  • First prize: £250 + certificate

Submission deadline

Friday 9 August 2019

Open to

All specialist trainees in Occupational Medicine, ST3-ST6

Application guidelines

Submit a 500 word case report abstract fitting the meeting theme set each year: Making a difference in Occupational health: Clinical case management and work outcomes that add value for the patient, manager and organisation.

Case criteria: Clinical Case: A clinical case of relevance to occupational medicine and fitting the meeting theme. The case should be one which has been clinically assessed and managed by the applicant personally since entering specialty training in Occupational Medicine.

Four cases will be shortlisted by Council and invited to give a 10 minute presentation at the Occupational Medicine’s September evening meeting.

Apply here

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For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.



For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 



For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification at an approved UK university.