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.
We are also pleased to announce our NEW educational session, Occupational Medicine 101. The next of these will be held on Tuesday 27 September, featuring a presentation by Dr Dominic Yong.
The national driver medical standards Assessing Fitness to Drive have been updated by the National Transport Commission and approved by Infrastructure and Transport Ministers.
The new 2022 edition is effective from 22 June 2022 and is accessible from the Austroads website. All health assessments conducted for the purpose of establishing fitness to drive for licensing purposes must be conducted according to the new edition.
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. Our next Nurse Webinar will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2022. The recording from our first webinar is also available for our members to view.
Nominations for the ANZSOM President's Award and ANZSOM Nurse Award for 2022 are now open!
Nominations will be accepted from ANZSOM Branches as well as individual members. Nominations for both awards close on the 10th October 2022. Recipients will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in November.
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. The second Learning Together webinar this year was held on Wednesday 7 September featuring presentations from Dr Mary Wyatt, Professor Neil Greenberg, and Dr Shriti Pattani. Click below to view the recording.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care have recently launched a national Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard to provide guidance to clinicians and health service organisations on the early management of low back pain.
The Standard contains eight quality statements and eleven indicators to improve the early assessment, management, and review and referral of patients with low back pain.
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.
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.
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 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