Come and join us at the NEW multi-disciplinary conference for Occupational Health Professionals in the fantastic location of Leeds

26th TO 28th June 2017

Conference Venue

Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT

Getting there


Royal Armouries, Leeds


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 TrainsTrains

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.

Background about the venue

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. 

For the Conference we will use:

Monday (Trainee Day): Bury Theatre

Tuesday and Wednesday (main Conference): Churchill Suite (Registration), Royal Armouries Hall A, B, C (Sessions, Catering and Exhibition)


The Buddy System

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:

  • Free of charge facility
  • Easy to register for the System by ticking the box in the Registration process (deadline for Buddy System is 31st May 2017)
  • A buddy (regular conference attendee) will contact you in advance, introduce themselves and establish contact with you, answering any questions you may have at that time
  • You can plan a time to meet your buddy in person at the event
  • Your buddy will attend a plenary session on Day 1 of the Conference with you
  • Your buddy can introduce you to others at the Conference
  • Your buddy can help you to get more out of this event, especially by way of contact with fellow professionals

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 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.

Jurys Inn Leeds

(largest block booking – where many will stay)

  Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, LS10 1NE
  +44 113 283 8800

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.

Jury's Inn, Leeds


  • Four star hotel
  • Based at Brewery Wharf, a 10 minute walk from Leeds Train Station
  • 10 minute walk from Royal Armouries (Conference venue)
  • Large comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, flat screen TVs
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee bar, restaurant and bar all within the hotel
  • Cardio gym on-site
  • Parking: there are three public car parks close to Jurys Inn Leeds.  All can be booked and pre-paid online.  There are limited space directly outside the hotel (council owned).  Where spaces are available, parking is free here between 6pm and 8am.

The Queens

(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

Queen's Hotel, Leeds


  • Four star hotel
  • Adjacent to Leeds Station
  • 15 minute walk from Royal Armouries (Conference venue)
  • Landmark hotel – you can’t miss it!
  • QHotels signature bed in every room (with 10 inches of irresistibly bouncy mattress), ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, flat screen TVs
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar and restaurant within the hotel
  • The Queens offers a valet car parking service from the front of the hotel. If the car park is to capacity the concierge team can direct you to alternative car parking spaces in the city close to The Queens

Holiday Inn Express
Leeds City Centre Armouries

(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)

Holiday Inn Express


  • Adjacent to conference venue (2 minute walk)
  • Free Wifi
  • Adjacent car-parking: there is a chargeable multi-storey next to the hotel.  Discount vouchers are available from Reception.
Brought to you by the Society of Occupational Medicine and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, hosted in Leeds