ISRP Spring Seminar
and AGM
30th March 2017

30 MARCH 2017

We are pleased to announce that the ISRP European Section Spring Seminar and AGM will be hosted in the Cedar Suite, Hugh Nisbet Building, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 30th March 2017.

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If you would like to attend the event, please email, a member of the ISRP Committee will then get in touch with you to process your payment. The cost for the seminar will be £50 to ISRP Members and £75 for non members.

Agenda | 29 March 2017

Tour of Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) facility 15:00 - 17:00

Address: IOM, Research Avenue North, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14 4AP

Agenda | 30 March 2017

09.30 - 10.00

Registration, Tea and Coffee

10.00 - 10.10

Welcome from Mike Williams, ISRP European Section Chairman and IOM

10.10 - 10.40

Respiratory Illness

Phil Roberts

HM Specialist Inspector
Health and Safety Executive

10.40 - 11.10


Steve Hankin

Director, Analytical Division

11.10 - 11.30

Tea and Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00

Long latency respiratory disease in firefighters

John Cairns

Cairns Consultancy Ltd

12.00 - 12.30

Respiratory Hazards from illicit drugs labs

Simon Smith

Senior Specialist
3M, Canada

12.30 - 13.15

European Section Annual General Meeting (AGM)

13.15 - 14.00


14.00 - 14.30

Volcanic ash - project overview

Dr Claire Horwell

Associate Professor
Durham University

14.30 - 15.00

Volcanic ash project - mask performance

Andrew Apsley

Research Scientist

15.00 - 15.20

Tea and Coffee break

15.20 - 15.50

Carbon monoxide from barbeques

Mike Williams

ISRP EU Chairman

15.50 - 16.00

End of meeting wrap-up


Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London. The city's historical and cultural attractions have made it Scotland’s most popular tourist destination. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Cedar Suite, Hugh Nisbet Building

Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Heriot Watt University | Campus Map

Heriot Watt University | Car Park Map


You can find the location of the visitor car parks on the map of Edinburgh Campus

  • Visitors to the University should use car park A, B, H or J.
  • Disabled visitors can use the accessible car park at Gait 10 next to the Centre for Sport & Exercise.
Air Travel

Edinburgh International Airport is served by scheduled national and international flights. The airport is on the west side of the city, just three miles from the Edinburgh Campus. The bus journey from the airport takes about an hour. The Airlink bus takes you to the city centre (£4.50 single, £7.50 return), then you can take a Lothian Buses service 25, X25, 34, 45 or N25 (night bus) from the city centre to the campus.

The taxi journey from the airport to the campus takes about 10 minutes and costs about £25 return.


The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh well. Edinburgh Waverley is at the east end of Princes Street and Haymarket Station is at the west end. Curriehill Station, one mile from the University, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and a service to Glasgow Central Station. We do not recommend alighting at either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill as there is no direct transport link to the campus from these stations. Proceed to Haymarket and catch a number 25 bus from Dalry Road (terminating at Riccarton). Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website.


There are a broad range of hotels available, to help you out here are a few links I found:

Hotels near airport:

Hotels near Heriot-Watt University:

Find out more about getting around Edinburgh.

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