Lunchtime Zoom talk: Workstation ergonomics, 15 April 2024

Join ITI Medical Network member Emma Goldsmith for a lunchtime talk titled Sitting is the new smoking: workstation ergonomics and related physical problems, online on Monday 15th April 2024, 12:00–13:30 GMT. Please click here to book your ticket.

We are delighted to announce a Zoom presentation by MedNet member Emma Goldsmith who will share with us the results of her 2023 survey on workstation ergonomics and health. In her survey, Emma asked how the long hours at our computers affect us and what we do to alleviate or prevent musculoskeletal troubles. In her talk, Emma will discuss eye and upper body anatomy and pathology related to prolonged sitting. She will not only disclose the negative effects of sedentary behaviour and its intricate ties to health but also talk about strategies to adjust our current workstations, choose new equipment and prevent and address common problems affecting the upper body and eyes.

Emma Goldsmith trained as a nurse in London and later retrained – informally and formally – as a medical translator in Madrid. Her areas of expertise include clinical trial documentation, cardiology, emergency medicine and nursing. Emma is a Fellow of ITI and currently serves as the chair of MET (Mediterranean Editors and Translators).

This event will be free to MedNet members but we ask you to register. The fee for non-MedNet members is £5.00. Emma’s talk will be recorded and subsequently made available to those unable to participate on the day. Advance questions for the speaker should be submitted to Network Coordinator Ulrike Nichols by 10 April 2024; there will also be opportunities to submit further questions via the chat box during the talk.

Booking is now open online, please click here then click on “Tickets”. If you are a MedNet member, use the ticket code sent to you on the e-groups.

Please register for this online webinar by Friday 12 April 2024. You will be sent the Zoom link to join the meeting to the email address you use to register, by 5pm BST on 12th April and again 1 hour before the event.

If you have any questions at all regarding the event, please email Network Coordinator Ulrike Nichols.