The President's Award, initiated in 2019, recognises the commitment, excellence and outstanding contribution of an ANZSOM member in the field of occupational health. It is awarded annually.
President's Award 2023 - NOMINATIONS OPEN
Nominations for the President's Award for 2023 are now open. Nominations will be accepted from ANZSOM Branches as well as individual members. Nominations close on the 17 September 2023. The ANZSOM General Council will appraise the nominations and present the award at the Annual Scientific Meeting in October.
Congratulations to Melinda Miller as the recipient of the 2022 President’s Award for commitment, excellence and outstanding contribution in the field of occupational health. Melinda was our longest-serving ANZSOM President, from 2015 - 2021. Melinda was also instrumental in developing the Model of Collaboration with RACP (AFOEM) in 2017, and the Memorandum of Collaboration with the UK Society of Occupational Medicine in 2021.
Previous President's Award recipients:
2022 - Melinda Miller
2021 - Dr Miguel Kabilio
2020 - Sally Kane
2019 - Dr Edward Foley
Melinda Miller, 2022 President's Award recipient
2021 President's Award recipient, Dr Miguel Kabilio, with ANZSOM President, Dr Dominic Yong announcing the award
2020 President's Award recipient, Sally Kane
2019 President's Award recipient, Dr Edward Foley, with ANZSOM President, Melinda Miller
To celebrate the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, ANZSOM's Nurse Award was initiated in 2020. The award recognises contributions to workplace health, undertaken by an occupational health nurse.
Nurses' Award 2023 - NOMINATIONS OPEN
Nominations for the ANZSOM Nurses' Award for 2023 are now open. Nominations will be accepted from ANZSOM Branches as well as individual members. Nominations close on the 17 September 2023. The ANZSOM Nurse Strategy Group will appraise the nominations and present the award at the Annual Scientific Meeting in October.
Congratulations to Helen Truscott from Queensland, who has been awarded the ANZSOM Nurses' Award for 2022 for her contribution to ANZSOM. Helen has been an active member of the Nurse Strategy Group this year as we have worked hard to finalise the Competency Standards and Recognition Program - her critical thinking and diverse experience have been invaluable in this process. Helen also contributed to a successful ASM in Brisbane in March and presented at the inaugural Nurse Focus Webinar in May, while continuing to work hard on the ground to support workplace health.
WorkSafe Victoria, together with the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) are proud to support the annual Kevin Sleigh Memorial Lecture, delivered in honour of our esteemed colleague and friend Dr Kevin Sleigh and celebrating the qualities that Kevin brought to the profession of occupational medicine.
The Kevin Sleigh lecture to recognize Kevin Sleigh’s contributions to AFOEM (RACP), ANZSOM and Worksafe Victoria and was a celebration of his professional legacy.
2022 Kevin Sleigh lecture
The 2022 Kevin Sleigh lecture was held in-person and virtually on Monday 29 August. The lecture was presented by Chief Health Officer of Transport for NSW, Dr Armand Casolin on 'Lessons and challenges in drug and alcohol testing'.
2021 Kevin Sleigh lecture
The 2021 Kevin Sleigh lecture was held virtually on Monday 9 August. The lecture was presented by the previous Deputy Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Professor Allen Cheng on 'Lessons from the Second COVID-19 Wave'.
2020 Kevin Sleigh lecture
In 2020 the Kevin Sleigh lecture was held virtually on Monday 19th October 2020. The lecture was presented by Dr Ian Hosegood, Director Medical Services, Qantas and the lecture topic was 'Aviation medicine and COVID-19'.
2019 Kevin Sleigh lecture
In 2019 the Inaugural Kevin Sleigh lecture and dinner was held on Monday 19th August 2019. The lecture topic, ‘Through the looking glass – return to work in mental health from different perspectives’, was presented by Dr Dielle Felman, Mr Mark Belanti and Dr Andrea James. The evening was also attended by Kevin’s wife Val and family. Val presented the Kevin Sleigh Medal to Dr Dielle Felman.
2022 Kevin Sleigh Lecture - Pictured: Dr Armand Casolin
2019 Kevin Sleigh Lecture: Pictured (left to right): Val Sleigh, Beata Byok, Andrea James, Mark Phillips, Melinda Miller, Mark Belanti, Dielle Felman, James Chan.
In 2016 the award for best paper submitted at the Annual Scientific Meeting was introduced to recognise excellence and originality in the research and practice of occupational health. The award is named in honour of long standing member and respected educator David Goddard, and is presented annually at the ASM.
The Hugh Denehy oration was presented for the first time at the 2006 ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting to celebrate the memory of one of ANZSOM's founding members, and one of its greatest proponents. The oration was established in his memory in perpetuity, and is presented annually at the ASM.