Focus on trainee opportunities - Occ Med 101 series
Trainees in occupational and environmental medicine are the future of our profession and we are pleased to offer discount membership to them as well as educational opportunities to complement their training.
Our final Occupational Medicine 101 session for 2022 was held on Monday 19 December, featuring a presentation by Assoc Professor Euan Thompson. The Occ Med 101 sessions will continue in 2023. Stay tuned for details
The national driver medical standards Assessing Fitness to Drive have been updated by the National Transport Commission and approved by Infrastructure and Transport Ministers.
The new 2022 edition is effective from 22 June 2022 and is accessible from the Austroads website. All health assessments conducted for the purpose of establishing fitness to drive for licensing purposes must be conducted according to the new edition.
Occupational health nurses are an important membership group within ANZSOM and we are dedicated to supporting them in their careers.
This includes our new webinar series designed specifically for occupational health nurses and aligning with the new OHN Competency Standards. Our last Nurse Webinar for the year was held on Wednesday 7 December 2022. The recording from this and our first webinar is available for our members to view.
ANZSOM, in conjunction with AFOEM as Scientific Program Partner, is pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Canberra from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th October 2023. Please save the date!
The venue has also now been confirmed – Hotel Realm. Discount bookings for accommodation will open in the new year, so stay tuned!
Through our Model of Collaboration with the RACP, ANZSOM is proud to support the advocacy efforts of the College and the Australasian Faulty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) in particular. A significant project is now underway aimed at improving the health and recovery outcomes for people who experience a work injury.
The Strategic Plan 2022-2025 builds on the significant achievements of the last 6 years and sets out an agreed direction for the organisation for the next planning period that will guide operations and secure the future of the organisation as a sustainable and relevant contributor in the field of occupational health.
Click below to learn more and to access the strategic plan document.
Australian & New Zealand Occupational Health Value Proposition
ANZSOM is pleased to launch the Occupational Health: Adding Value evidence report, which will form the basis of ongoing efforts to promote the value of occupational health services and interventions in Australia and New Zealand. The document is based on the Society of Occupational Medicine’s Occupational health: the value propositionauthored by Dr Paul Nicholson OBE, and has been adapted to the Australian and New Zealand context.
from 1 January 2023, the new Medical Board CPD Registration Standard comes into effect. From that date, medical practitioners will be required to develop an annual professional development plan and to undertake at least 50 hours of professional development.
While ANZSOM will not be a CPD Home, we will continue to provide high quality educational opportunities to meet the new requirements.
During this challenging time, ANZSOM is committed to providing members with up to date resources and information regarding COVID-19 to assist their practice and to reduce the impact on workplaces and workers.
Click here for resources and information that you may find useful, including details of webinars and online training in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regular updates are also available to members - click here to view the latest updates (member login required).
ANZSOM Member Newsletter
The December 2022 edition of the ANZSOM member newsletter is out now, featuring member news, professional education opportunities and other news from the occupational medicine sector. if you missed your copy in the email, click below to access online:
We are pleased to announce that ANZSOM members have free online access to Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London