President's Award 2021 recipient - Dr Miguel Kabilio
Congratulations to Dr Miguel Kabilio on receiving the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Occupational Health. Miguel has been an active and passionate supporter and contributor of ANZSOM for many years, and has been a driving force behind the ANZSOM Webinar Series delivered over the last 2 years.
Miguel's diligence and commitment to ANZSOM is an inspiration - truly a worthy recipient of this award!
The History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar
The History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar was held as part of the ANZSOM ASM and provided an opportunity to explore the evolution and future of occupational and environmental medicine as we invited members of our professions to recall their place in historical events and the developments in workplace health over the past 50 years.
Continuing our Collaboration with the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) in the UK, the joint webinar series, "Learning Together" returned on Wednesday 23 February with presentations on ventilation and COVID-19. This will be followed by a meeting later in the year on Wednesday 7 September.
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.
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. Recent developments include virtual site visits and the ANZSOM Journal Club.
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.
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. The first of these will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022, and will feature a presentation from Helen Truscott & Emma McCartney on Respiratory Protection Programs and the role of the OHN.
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 March 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