As a result of the current pandemic restrictions and the closing of the venue as a designated quarantine hotel until February 2022, The ANZSOM ASM2021 will now be postponed to Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March, 2022.
Registrations are still open with early bird discounts available until 30 October!
Long-term supporter Sonic HealthPlus will again be our major sponsor.
The ASM2022 Organising Committee is now calling for contributed papers for the March 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.
Submissions are being accepted for the Australian Government's ten-year National Mental Health Workforce Strategy. The Strategy will consider the quality, supply, distribution and structure of the mental health workforce; and will identify practical approaches that could be implemented by Australian governments to attract, train and retain the workforce required to meet the demands of the mental health system in the future.
The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2021.
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.
Updates are now available for several chapters in this valuable resource. Developed for Generalist OHS Professionals, the resource is also a valuable reference point for occupational medicine professionals, providing a basis for shared understanding of the causation and control of work-related fatality, injury, disease and ill-health.
For more information about the latest updates click the link below
Registrations for the 33rd International Congress on Occupational Health 2022 (ICOH 2022) are now open! Previously planned to be held in Melbourne, the conference will now be held from 6-10 February 2022 in a new digital format.
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 September 2021 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:
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/
The emergence of the accelerated silicosis epidemic in Australia, Presented by Dr Graeme Edwards
Long Covid: Implications for the Workplace, Presented by Dr Clare Rayner
COVID-19: Lessons from the Victorian second wave and implications for vaccination, Professor Allen Cheng
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
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