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.
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.
Migraine is a common problem, affecting an estimated 4.9 million Australians, with many experiencing reductions in social activities and work capacity. But how do we manage migraines in the workplace and are there clear indicators of fitness for duty? Find out more in our recent webinar presented by Clinical Professor Peter Silbert.
Members can now access all recordings from the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, held virtually last November. If you missed the ASM or want to relive some of the great presentations, follow the link below.
Our inaugural Journal Club meeting was a great success last November and we are delighted to now offer an ongoing program to support member engagement with recent evidence in occupational medicine. The next meeting, hosted by Dr Thea Leman will be held on Wednesday 28th April.
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.
New approach to assessment of
Coronary artery calcium (CAC), measured by CT, has been found to predict cardiovascular risk in the asymptomatic population. In the latest ANZSOM webinar, Professor David Playford discusses the basis for the test and the implications for CVD prevention.
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 December edition of the ANZSOM newsletter is out - here are some highlights:
Upcoming State Branch meetings & webinars
News from our ANZSOM nurses
Collaboration and affiliations
Journals, including OEM Journal, ANZSOM Journal Club, and open access journals
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/
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
Risk management of hospital staff during COVID-19, DrIan Cheng
COVID-19 - Clinical presentation and outcome- A local experience,DrMel Figtree
Management of workers compensation claims in a COVID-19 environment,Rick Jones
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