Get involved - run a track

Proposals to run a track session is now closed. Thank you to everyone that has submitted a paper for consideration, we will be in touch to let you know the outcome no later than 26 May.

A great conference starts with great sessions, so get involved

Getting involved in IOSH 2018 by delivering a presentation will help you promote your successes, share good practice and raise the profile of your work. You’ll also be able to collect valuable evidence for your CPD portfolio.

The title of IOSH 2018 is ‘Shape a new world of work’. We’ll be focusing on the following themes:

  • Shaping a safer, healthier, better world of work in changing times
  • Health, wellbeing and other current trends
  • Developing business skills to integrate OSH across the workplace
  • Working effectively with members of other professions in an organisation
  • Enhancing personal technical skills and capabilities

WORK 2022 and IOSH 2018

IOSH’s five-year strategy, WORK 2022, is to enhance the profession, forge strong collaborations across industry, and effect positive change by empowering businesses and safety and health professionals across the globe. IOSH 2018 is a platform to support this strategy, bringing together experts from the safety and health profession and beyond to share knowledge, experiences and fresh ideas to shape a safer, healthier, better world of work.

The track themes and key topics reflect the interests and needs of our members, the wider profession and business industry. We are particularly keen to receive submissions that share good practice, are based on case studies or real life scenarios and demonstrate effective partnerships and collaboration along with global and international initiatives. Although we wish to ensure the submissions reflect the key topics, we also welcome more general ones on a range of different topics.

We invite proposals to lead track sessions at IOSH 2018 from professionals at different career stages, working in different sectors and in organisations of all sizes. If you are selected to run a track session you will receive a complimentary conference pass.  Proposals to run a track session now closed.

Track A: Enhancing your professional skills

Improving your technical and business skills is key to your success

Key topics:

  • Skills development portfolio
  • Communication skills – internal and external
  • Coaching and mentoring: their role in OSH
  • Risk management
  • Negotiating and influencing inside and outside of the boardroom

Track B: Health, wellbeing and workplace performance

Maximising the benefits to business of good health and wellbeing at work

Key topics:

  • Managing work pressures effectively (including stress and mental health)
  • Rehabilitation and collaboration following injury or illness
  • Improving control of MSD risk
  • The ageing workforce and health and safety
  • Occupational illness and disease

Track C: Effective health and safety management

Raising standards in worker protection in all organisations

Key topics:

  • ISO 45001
  • Values, culture and change
  • Litigation and legislation
  • Auditing skills for interpreting information and drawing conclusions
  • What we can learn from workplace fatalities

Track D: The changing world of work

Helping you to develop and evolve and stay ahead of the curve

Key topics:

  • Future work trends and their implications for OSH
  • The workplace of the future and the role of technology
  • Collaborating with other professionals
  • Evolving OSH thinking




Key dates

Now closed:

23.59 GMT on
30 April 2018

Notification to authors:

by 26 May 2018

Ideas for plenary sessions

Alongside our track sessions a number of keynote/plenary presentations will take place in the main conference auditorium. If you have an idea for a great speaker or topic for this year’s conference, please email Sue Bull, our Conference Producer.

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