Make space in your diary now for Asbestos 2019 in Nottingham on 19th and 20th November

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, through its Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM) invites all asbestos professionals –

from consultants, analysts, surveyors, technicians and lab personnel to researchers, managers and others with responsibility for managing their organisation’s asbestos risks – 

to attend Asbestos 2019 on 19th and 20th November 2019 in Nottingham. Asbestos 2019 is the largest specialist asbestos event in the UK.


BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, through its Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM) invites all asbestos professionals to Asbestos 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham on 19th and 20th November.

The conference brings together researchers, academics, practitioners, regulators and clients, through a series of topical presentations and technical sessions, alongside networking lunches and an exhibition.

Programme highlights include:

  • Scenario setting and ethical questions for conference delegates to consider, by Jonathan Grant of Gully Howard
  • An analysis of asbestos and talc – entitled “Evolving Perspectives or Paradigm Shift?” by Jacob Persky of RHP Risk Management, USA
  • A presentation of today’s global asbestos industry entitled “Commercialism Trumps Science,” by  Charles Pickles, independent asbestos consultant
  • Best practice workshops
  • View from the regulator – by Emma Madeley of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • The latest technological developments
  • Local and international case studies.

For the first time, a professional development course (PDC) – ‘Crash Course on Asbestos Risk Assessment: Workers, Community, Consumers’ – will be held at the same venue, the day before the conference on Monday 18th November. The PDC will be run by the toxicologist Dr Andrey Korchevskiy, Andrew Darnton of the HSE and the pathologist and epidemiologist Dr Bruce Case. During this 8-hour course delegates will study key asbestos risk assessment techniques in the context of the most cutting edge topics.

Delegates to Asbestos 2019 are invited to visit the FAAM stand to find out about how their FAAM membership can help them to learn more about all aspects of the asbestos industry, grow their knowledge and understanding, build their confidence, meet others, make contacts and share experiences.

In addition, sponsorship and exhibition spaces are available for Asbestos 2019 for companies wishing to raise their profile within the asbestos management space.

You don’t need to be a FAAM or BOHS member to attend Asbestos 2019 but members are eligible for an excellent discounted rate.

Calling on delegates to register right away, John Dobbie, President of BOHS, said, “Asbestos 2019 promises a dynamic range of international speakers and a thoroughly scientific programme with fantastic opportunities for delegates to expand their specialist knowledge and find solutions to current problems. We are delighted to welcome our community to Asbestos 2019 in the relaxing surroundings of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham as we share ideas, network and revitalise by learning beyond our own immediate fields of interest.”

Martin Stear, Registrar of FAAM added, “As the natural home for asbestos professionals, our Faculty plays an essential role in identifying and highlighting the very best within the sector, allowing our members to demonstrate their excellence, differentiate their businesses and ultimately fully professionalise the asbestos industry.

“We also warmly welcome others involved in managing and controlling asbestos risks to visit the FAAM stand to chat to us about joining the Faculty.

“We greatly look forward to connecting with all our colleagues at Asbestos 2019 in November this year.”