Sunday 20th March 2022, 2-5pm (AEST) followed by the Welcome Reception
Over the past 50 years, occupational and environmental medicine has evolved to become a distinctive practice involving a highly specialised team of professionals. Why did this specialty emerge when it did? What has been achieved? What do current practitioners see as the path for the future? Are we there yet?
The Witness Seminar to be held as part of the ANZSOM ASM will provide an opportunity to ponder these and other questions as we invite members of our professions to recall their place in historical events and the developments in workplace health over the past 50 years.
Registrations for the event are now open (see below) and we also invite nominations to participate as a witness. Please contact Niki Ellis for more information - email@example.com.
Register for the HOM Witness Seminar & Reception
For non-ASM delegates, the cost to attend the History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar is $85. This includes attendance at the Welcome Reception after the seminar. To make a booking, click on the link below:
Attendance at the Witness Seminar and the Welcome Reception is included in full registration for the ANZSOM ASM. To register for the ASM, click here and select your registration options (including History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar).
Conveners of the Witness Seminar
Professor Niki Ellis
Professor Niki Ellis has worked in the Commonwealth and State public services, the private sector and most recently in academia. She was the last President of ACOM and the Inaugural President of AFOM. The daughter of a museum director/archeologist and a historical biographer, and brought up in a museum, it is perhaps not surprising that she has a long standing interest in history. A highlight of her career was an appointment as an honorary research fellow at the Welcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London from 2002 – 2005. She is now writing an historical novel set on Lord Howe Island.
Associate Professor Cate Storey
A/Professor Cate Storey is a retired neurologist, who developed a passion for history while working as a registrar at Queen Square, London, the birthplace of British neurology. She has a post-graduate degree in the History and Philosophy of Science which led to an academic career in the history of the neurosciences. Currently her aim is to demonstrate that there is a place for the integration of the history of medicine into modern medical practice, by supervising medical students in related history projects, as Chair of the Library committee of the RACP promoting the Colleges’ historical resources and bringing to life the Rare Books Collection at Sydney University.