The ASM2021 Organising Committee is now calling for contributed papers for the November ASM! This is an important aspect of our annual meeting and we look forward to hearing from members about their work. The theme of the conference “Changing work: Culture - COVID - Climate” will accommodate a broad range of topics.
ANZSOM & SOM UK sign historic Memorandum of Collaboration
ANZSOM is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Collaboration with the Society of Occupational Medicine(UK), cementing a long-standing relationship and paving the way for ongoing collaboration between our societies.
In the latest #itswhatyouknow webinar, Occupational Physician Dr Caron Jandershares her insights and knowledge about pregnancy and the workplace. The recording and slides are available for ANZSOM members.
Cancer Council’s KNOW Workplace Cancer project has launched their new silica dust campaign, aimed at promoting awareness of the health risks of silica dust exposure. Campaign resources support communication and management of risks for workers in the artificial stone industry in Australia.
Through Corporate Group Membership, organisations provide an avenue for professional development and interaction, and a valuable employee benefit. Organisations also benefit through opportunities to be involved and promote their services at educational and networking events.
The common mental health issues experienced by men include depression and anxiety and substance-related issues. In the latest #itswhatyouknow webinar series, General Practitioner, educator, therapist and author Dr Cate Howell, highlights the main issues, challenges and tools, which may help men and assist in prevention.
History of Occupational Medicine Invitation to submit content
A joint initiative of the RACP and ANZSOM, will be establishing a virtual archive for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Australia. The archive will feature a timeline listing key events in our heritage and linking to information including documents, images and audio/video histories.
Members are invited to contribute to this work, which will be managed through the RACP Library.
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.
The National Dust Disease Taskforce (Taskforce) has completed its independent review of the systems in place for the prevention, early identification, control and management of accelerated silicosis from engineered stone, and broader occupational dust diseases.
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 June 2021 edition of the ANZSOM newsletter is out - here are some highlights:
Awards and recognition - including nominating for President's Award, Early Career Award for Nurses
ANZSOM is proud to be a signatory of The Health Benefits of Good Work initiative lead by AFOEM. Our commitment to the principles outlined in the Consensus Statement and companion position statements is reflected in this Charter of Principles.
The International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC) is a medical and scientific organization that provides an assembly for representatives of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) societies worldwide. ANZSOM is pleased to be a member society of IOMSC. For more information about IOMSC visit https://www.iomsc.net/
Vaccination 101- All you need to know about the COVID vaccines and more, Professor Katie Flanagan & Associate Professor Nigel Crawford
Pregnancy in the workplace in 2021, Dr Caron Jander
Planes, trains and insulin: a guide to Diabetes and OSH, Dr Ricky Arenson
Men's mental health issues: challenges, issues & tools, Dr Cate Howell
Mental issues in the workplace,Melanie Fisher, Neesh Seth and Sephy Pariente
COVID-19 Update,Professor Peter Collignon and Dr Sally Appleton
New approach in assessment of cardiovascular risk, David Playford
Migraines and the workplace, Prof Peter Silbert
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