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The 27th Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture & Gala Dinner

By iOH

Published 13 January 2023

2024 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture & Gala Dinner poster

Event Sponsored by Vitalograph UK

We are proud to announce the 27th Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture & Gala Dinner, limited to 60 Members / Non-Members on the night of 14th March 2023 at 7pm, to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC.

The Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture will be delivered by:

Dr Richard Heron

The title of the Lecture will be:

 Headwinds, Pandemics and the Rules of Golf
– Tips for Delivering Your OH Strategy


Looking at how Occupational Health has faced and dealt with the Pandemic, what changes it may have led to and where we may be heading.


Dr Richard Heron

For over 15 years, as VP for Health and CMO Dr Richard Heron led BP’s Global Health Agenda. This included wellbeing, occupational health, industrial hygiene and public health in over 65 countries. A past President of both Faculty and Society of Occupational Medicine, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London & Edinburgh), The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Senior Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

He is an Honorary Professorial Fellow of International Business and Health, at the University of Nottingham. His special interests include leadership, health, work and organisations, and work-related mental health.


Order of Events

19:00 Drinks Reception
Prosecco on arrival

19:15 – President’s Address

20:00 – Dinner

21:30 – Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture: Headwinds, Pandemics and the Rules of Golf – Tips for Delivering Your OH Strategy (delivered by Dr Richard Heron)

22:30 – Carriages

Tickets are limited to 60; so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost : £42.50 for members and £55 non members.

Tickets available at :


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