RSI Conference 2010
Date Saturday 20 March 2010, London
Time 09:15 to 16:45
Location Large Meeting House, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
A Conference and exhibition providing an opportunity to find out about RSI conditions, RSI prevention & workplace management, treatments, therapies, how to work round the limitations of RSI conditions, how to seek assistance. There will be stalls and exhibitions from organisations, groups and individuals dedicated to helping those with RSI conditions. Members of RSI Action and RSI Support Groups will also be available to provide advice.
Who Should attend?
Those who suffer from, or who are at risk of RSI conditions; family or friends of RSI sufferers; those who are involved in the prevention, management or treatment of RSI conditions; and any body who would like to know more about these conditions.
The exhibition will be open from 09:30 until 16:00, and include: RSI books, ergonomic and IT solutions, voice recognition, RSI treatment therapies,
Entry to the RSI Conference and RSI Awareness Day will be free of charge, but we advise delegates to register in advance to ensure a place.
How to Get There
Train – Euston station is just across the road. King’s Cross and St Pancras stations are a ten minute walk away.
Car – No congestion charge on Saturdays. Parking facilities are available under Euston Station.
The Friends House is directly opposite Euston station. The entrance for the large meeting house is directly onto Euston Road, three sets of stone steps between stone pillars. Wheelchair access is via a ramp up to the entrance on the east side of the building.
Conference Programme will include:
The Challenge of RSI conditions revisited – Stephen Fisher, chairman of the trustees, RSI Action
RSI Diagnosis – Dr Michael Hutson, Consultant Orthopaedic Physician Past president FIMM (International Federation of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine)
RSI: Guidelines and assessment for safe work practices - Peter Buckle, Professor Health Ergonomics, Robens Centre for Public Health, University of Surrey. Peter will discuss how current risk assessment and guidance does/doesn’t work for those with and without a condition. Peter will also introduce the idea of exposure assessment and the use of quick evaluations of exposure to risk that can be used before and after any changes in the workplace to make sure things are being made better!
The new EU musculoskeletal directive – The formal draft of a new musculoskeletal European directive to replace existing regulations, is expected to be published in early 2010. What impact will this directive are on RSI prevention in workplace?
We have invited EU DG Employment to explain the new directive’s new measures.
RSI – From Partial Recovery to Complete Function – Suparna Damany MSPT, author of “It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” (www.RSIrescue.com). Suparna is a Physical Therapist who has successfully treated chronic, repetitive strain sufferers (often after failed surgical attempts) and instituted successful RSI prevention programs at major employers in the USA. Suparna is a Certified Hand Therapist and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, in private practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. We are delighted that Suparna is flying over specifically to explain her understanding and insight into RSI, and her methodology in treating these conditions. Her book is by common acclaim, a significant milestone in the understanding and treating RSI conditions. People travel from Europe and other parts of the world just to get a diagnosis and treatment advice from Suparna.
RSI Case Studies
Case studies illustrating how RSI has impacted on normal life, and how people have recovered. In some cases this has meant a complete change in their career.
Panel Q & A
Delegates are invited to submit questions for our panel to respond to. The panel will include Professor Peter Buckle, Hugh Robertson (TUC H&S Specialist), Rob Treeby (HSSE Manager, BP plc)
RSI Conference 2008
Central London – 1st March 2008 – 09:30 to 17:00
RSI Action is organising an RSI Conference and Exhibition in Central London on Saturday 1 March 2008. It will be held at the Friends Large Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ (directly opposite Euston Station).
The conference and exhibition will provide an opportunity to find out about RSI conditions, prevention, treatments, therapies, how to work round the limitations of RSI conditions and how to seek assistance. There will be stalls and exhibitions from organisations, groups and individuals dedicated to helping those with RSI conditions. Members of RSI Action and RSI Support Groups will also be available to provide advice.
Who should attend? – those who suffer from, or who are at risk of RSI conditions; family or friends of RSI sufferers; those who are involved in the prevention, management or treatment of RSI conditions; and anybody who would like to know more about these conditions.
Attendance at the conference and exhibition is free.