This year's conference has been rescheduled to November but we look forward to offering a program that reflects the following program of workshops, site visits and technical sessions. There may be some changes depending on speakers’ and worksite availability and the evolving situation regarding COVID-19.
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Presentation & Media Skills Workshop ($700 member / $800 non-member)
We all admire and envy those who can deliver a great presentation! This interactive workshop, delivered by actor team Imogene and Christoph Hewitt from Resonant Integrity, will introduce skills and techniques to help you create and deliver impactful and inspiring presentations, whether to your work team or an audience of 100. Content includes contextualisation, emotional intelligence, engaging the audience, and staying on topic, as well as performance tips and multiple approaches to concept presentation. It will also specifically address the challenges of communicating with the media, with strategies to ensure clarity of message so that you optimise impact and reduce risk.
Audiometry Skills Workshop ($300 member / $400 non-member)
Audiometry is a core component of occupational health practice, yet accuracy and quality of tests can be influenced by numerous factors. This full-day workshop, delivered by Glenn Johnson from The Hearing Company, provides hands-on training in the basic skills required to conduct accurate hearing tests, manage clients and act on results. It includes a course manual and use of practice equipment, as well as case discussion. Ideal for those looking for basic training or a useful refresher and reminder of the factors to be managed in providing quality audiometry testing.
Full Registration delegates will have three separate opportunities to attend site visits across Launceston - on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and Friday afternoon. The Friday visits are also available to Day Registrants. Visits to local agricultural, industrial, and educational worksites will provide insight into the varying nature of work and the issues facing employers, employees and health professionals. The site visits are yet to be allocated to the three sessions. This information will be available shortly and delegates will be invited to nominate their preferred visit before attending the conference. Further details here.
NOTE FOR AFOEM TRAINEES:A site visit on the Friday afternoon will be allocated for undertaking requirements for the Direct Observation of Field Skills (DOFS). A debriefing meeting will follow on the Saturday morning.
The Peppers Silo Hotel will host the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening, where guests will enjoy innovative cuisine incorporating fresh Tasmanian ingredients and a selection of local wines. The Welcome Reception is included in Full Registration, and may be purchased separately for Day Registrants and guests / partners.
Friday 20 November
A popular feature of the ASM, the CPR skills update provides delegates with an opportunity to meet their certification requirements. In line with the specifications for HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, the course will cover: response to an emergency situation, performance of CPR procedures, communication of details of the incident, and administering defibrillation.
Worksite visits – 4 visits in each the morning & afternoon
Full Registration delegates will have three separate opportunities to attend site visits across Launceston - on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and Friday afternoon. The Friday visits are also available to Day Registrants. Visits to local agricultural, industrial, medical and educational work sites will provide insight into the varying nature of work and the issues facing employers, employees and health professionals. Further details will be available shortly and delegates will have an opportunity to select their preferred site visits before attending the conference. Further details here.
Josef Chromy Wines provides a spectacular setting for the main Conference Dinner, located on a 61 hectare vineyard estate just south of Launceston. Josef and his team combine attentive service, quality produce and careful attention to detail, guaranteeing a night to remember.
We are honoured to have Associate Professor Terry Hannan speaking on his career as a general physician and the importance of listening to our patients, also the topic of his book, ‘Bedtime Stories’.
Saturday 21 November
Social & Networking Morning
AFOEM TRAINEE NETWORKING & DEBRIEFING BREAKFAST
In conjunction with the Direct Observation of Field Skills conducted at the site visit on Friday afternoon, a AFOEM trainee networking and debriefing breakfast will be held on Saturday morning.
HARVEST LAUNCESTON COMMUNITY MARKET
Every Saturday morning, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market brightens a quiet inner-city car park and brings the farm gate to you. With your local guide you will have a chance to meet the farmers, connect with locals and enjoy a visual feast of seasonal produce and products including ethically raised meat, organic dairy, artisan bread and pastries, local wine and cider and much more. Savour a locally roasted coffee and taste your way around the foodie State at this vibrant weekly event. Follow this link to find out more.
Following a free morning to explore Launceston, a full afternoon of technical presentations will be provided alongside a comprehensive sponsor exhibition. Two parallel sessions will optimise your opportunities to enjoy an array of topical presentations. Download the full program here.
COVID-19 - occupational consequences and management
Cases in occupational medicine
The assessment and prevention of thermal injuries
Medicinal marijuana – seeing through the smoke
The new (draft) radiofrequency exposure standard
Determinants of mental stress and dysfunction among sports people
The current landscape of OEM training
Australian occupational audiometry: legislation, protocols, and best practice
Cases in maritime health and safety
Cyber security 101 - risks and solutions in the digital age
ANZSOM is pleased to announce the following speakers at the ASM2020 in Launceston:
Professor Katie Flanagan, Director of Clinical Infectious Disease in Northern Tasmania
Associate Professor Terry Hannan, Consultant Physician, Visiting Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Macquarie University, Sydney
Professor Tim Driscoll, Professor of Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Dr Barry Gilbert, Public Health Physician, Occupational Medicine Consultant, Gilbert Consulting Tasmania
Sandra Code, Health Services Manager, Transdev Melbourne
Sally Kane, EHS Manager Agilent Technologies Australia P/L
Dr John Parkes, Colour Vision Specialist and Occupational Physician
Dr Karina Powers, Occupational Health Physician
Marcus Burston, Exercise physiologist, Managing Director of AIM Health and Lifestyle, Launceston
Dr Bruce Hocking, Occupational Physician
Dr Rob McCartney,Occupational Physician, Resile
Dr David Goddard,Occupational Physician, Monash University
Dr Angus Forbes, Occupational Physician, Phoenix Occupational Medicine
Clayton Cross, Head of Strategy, Conversion Digital
Dr Maurice Harden, Occupational and Environmental Physician, Hunter Industrial Medicine
Dr Neil Westphalen, Medical Practitioner, Royal Australian Navy
Dr Carlin White, Occupational Physician Registrar, Gilbert Consulting
Dr Amy Bright, Occupational Physician Registrar, AFOEM Federal Trainee Representative Stage B
Dr Thea Leman, Occupational Physician Registrar, ANZSOM General Council Federal AFOEM Representative, AFOEM Trainee Stage A
Glenn Johnson, Principal Occupational Audiologist, The Hearing Company
Dr David Hamilton, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician
Michelle Moran, Clinical Audiologist, PhD
Lucy Collignon, Speech Pathologist
Megan Parsons, Occupational Health Nurse, Bodycare
Dr Chris Walls, Occupational Physician, Occupational Medicine Specialists
Sunday 22 November
The technical program continues with a full morning of in-depth presentations and discussion around three important topics:
• The hearing loss journey - from challenges to solutions
• Regulatory failure: what have recent exposure events taught us?
• The role of exercise physiology in occupational rehabilitation & injury prevention (case studies)
Lunch – CONFERENCE WRAP
Finishing off the conference in style, a final day lunch will be provided to delegates while the conference organises announce the wrap and prizes awarded.
Social Events & Partner Activities
The social program provides an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues:
Welcome Reception, Thursday 19 March, Peppers Silo Hotel
Conference Dinner, Friday 20 March, Josef Chromy Winery
‘Surprise Launceston’, Saturday 21 March
The Welcome Reception and ‘Surprising Launceston’ are included in the Full Registration. Tickets to these events may also be purchased separately for guests or day registrants. Dinner is purchased seprately for all delegates.
While there will not be a formal partner’s program this year, Launceston boasts a smorgasboard of historical, cultural and natural expereinces – all close at hand. See the ANZSOM website for information to plan your visit. Guests and partners are also welcome to attend the Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and ‘Surprising Launceston’. See the registration form for prices.