1969-2019: Celebrating 50 years of IOM

IOM50 is a programme that celebrates 50 years of scientific research to understand and mitigate a range of occupational and environmental health risks.

The world around us has changed a lot in the last half a century both positively and negatively.

From the advances in technology and medicine helping us to live healthier and longer lives to the devastating effects of global warming and urbanisation on the natural environment.

Our work has contributed to improving the lives of people all around the world from people’s health and safety at work, at home and in the environment.

From the day we were founded we have strived to give science a purpose, a purpose to see the world become a better place to live and work.

Now celebrating our 50th anniversary, we are opening our doors and sharing some of our achievements and contributions to science and the wider world around us.

IOM believes that with purpose anything is possible…

Throughout the year, we are celebrating our scientific achievements and the impacts these have had through a series of events, exhibitions and artwork.

 

April 1-2 2019

IOM hosts the UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Science meetings in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The meeting will feature prominent keynote speakers, presentations and posters on a wide range of relevant topics and will provide excellent networking opportunities for delegates.

Read the review

 

April 1-4 2019

OH2019; The Premier Conference for Occupational Hygiene in the UK

Visit our stand and meet our team, don't miss Rob Aitken (CEO) present a keynote ‘The IOM at 50, Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future’.

Listen to members of our research team discuss emerging health risks in 21st-century workplaces.

Read how it went

May - June 2019

IOM.Science with Purpose, an exhibition of the 50 ways we have delivered on our purpose to improve people’s health and safety at work, at home and in the environment. A showcase of 50 posters at The Glasgow Science Centre (More details to follow).

 

June 2019

‘The greatest opportunities: 50 years of the Institute of Occupational Medicine’

The release of an autobiographical account that charts IOM’s history and impacts, co-authored by present day and previous Directors and Senior Scientists.

 

September 11-12 2019

Contamination Expo, NEC Birmingham

Visit our stand and meet our Occupational Hygiene team, while stocks last pick up an IOM50 celebratory pack.


December 2019

An opportunity to review the year across our social media channels and interact with the IOM50 highlights.


You can return to this page for regular programme updates as well as follow us on social media LinkedIn and Twitter.

We are an organisation with a great history and unlimited potential for the future. We hope you can join us at one of our many events or see some of the exciting ways we are celebrating.

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