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.
The first Journal Club meeting for 2021 kicked off in April and was a great success. Led by Dr Thea Leman the session generated valuable discussion around the evidence for COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. The slides are available via the member-only online learning page. The next Journal Club will be held on Wednesday July 28.
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.
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.
Mental Health in the workplace can be adversely effected by a range of hazards and factors. In the latest webinar a panel of psychologists Melanie Fisher, Neesh Seth and Sephy Pariente discuss mental health issues in the workplace including the effects of prolonged stress and how it can lead to work-related psychological or physical injury.
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.
Australian Immunisation Register – new reporting requirements legislated
A change in legislation now mandates recording of vaccinations administered by vaccine providers. From March 2021, vaccine providers must report all flu vaccinations on the AIR, and all other NIP vaccines must be reported from July 1 2021. Every COVID-19 vaccination must be reported to AIR.
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 2021 edition of the ANZSOM newsletter is out - here are some highlights:
Farewell and best wishes Melinda
Expressions of Interest - Working Group to develop an Australian Occupational Health Value Proposition
Membership offers - New Zealand members, new nurse members
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/
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
Medicinal cannabis occupational implications, Dr Bill Isles
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