Royal Armouries Museum
The Royal Armouries Museum is located at Leeds Dock, just a short distance from Leeds City Centre.
See the above web page for comprehensive information about how to reach the venue, as well as a selection of maps according to your preferred method of transport.
Note that there is a free water taxi service that travels between the Leeds Railway Station south entrance (Granary Wharf, near to the Doubletree Hilton hotel) and Leeds Dock, just outside the Royal Armouries. It runs every day Mon–Fri (7am–7pm) and Sat–Sun (10am–7pm). The trip takes 12–20 minutes. Road taxis are available from the Station if you prefer.
SOM and FOM encourage delegates to use public transport to access this Conference.
Virgin Trains offer discounts to groups travelling together, starting with groups of 3. You could save up to 20% of standard fares if you are travelling to this Conference with colleagues. Visit the website to check the options for your group.
The Royal Armouries in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour and displays over 8,500 objects from across the world throughout six themed galleries. Admission is free.
Monday (Trainee Day): Bury Theatre
Tuesday and Wednesday (main Conference): Churchill Suite (Registration), Royal Armouries Hall A, B, C (Sessions, Catering and Exhibition)
The Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine are very keen to maintain and build upon the friendliness and inclusiveness of this event and have therefore set up a Buddy System for delegates who have not attended before.
Benefits of the Buddy System to the new delegate:
How to sign up for the Buddy System:
It’s quick and easy to sign up: just tick the appropriate box in the on-line Registration system
You can also join our social media conversations before the event:
Volunteers for Buddies
If you have attended this Conference before and are keen to help new-comers feel welcome and included, please E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer to be a buddy. Briefing will be given to confirmed volunteers. Deadline for registration of interest to become a volunteer: 15th May 2017.
All rates are per night and inclusive of breakfast and VAT unless otherwise stated.
The hotels mentioned below have been selected for their convenience to the Conference venue and transport links.
Facilities listed are given as a guide only and neither the Organisers, SOM nor FOM can be held responsible for changes or lack of availability of these facilities. The bullet points are given to outline key features, for the benefit of delegates choosing between hotels.
The rates mentioned below have been secured as group rates and at the time of publication represent significant savings. These rates are available up until cut-off dates before arrival (as shown). Delegates who are happy to stay independently and not where other delegates are staying and those who book late may be able to find cheaper rates if bookings are made shortly before arrival as individual bookings.
Please note the booking instructions given with each hotel.
(largest block booking – where many will stay)
Booking code by phone to the hotel: SOMFOM260617
Booking code on-line via hotel website: JIINDE260617
£78 bed and breakfast for Single Occupancy (Double Room)
£88 bed and breakfast for Twin/Double Occupancy
Rates available until 24th May 2017.
(location of Gala Dinner on Tuesday 27th June 2017)
City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ (For Sat Nav please enter LS1 4DY)
Book your bedroom at the Queens Hotel alongside your Registration within the Conference on-line system.
You will need to provide a credit card guarantee at the time of booking (but can pay for your Registration by a different method). Limited rooms are available and only until 11th May 2017. Our first allocation of bedrooms at Queens is now full. A second is available at these rates
£99 bed and breakfast for Single Occupancy (Double Room)
£111 bed and breakfast for Twin/Double Occupancy
(adjacent to Royal Armouries – conference venue)
Armouries Drive, Clarence Dock, Leeds, LS10 1LE
+44 113 380440
Allotment code for special rate: IDC (Occ Health group)
£85 Bed and breakfast for Single Occupancy
Rate available until 25th May 2017.
Bookings should be made direct with the hotel (see contact details above)