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 2022 Nominations now open
ANZSOM is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 President’s Award for Excellence in Occupational Health. The award seeks to honour and recognise the valuable contribution our members make in upholding ANZSOM’s values, vision and mission. To nominate a member for this award, please complete the form below and send to the ANZSOM Secretariat by 10 October 2022.
President's Award 2021 recipient - Dr Miguel Kabilio
Congratulations to Dr Miguel Kabilio on receiving the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Occupational Health. Miguel has been an active and passionate supporter and contributor of ANZSOM for many years, and has been a driving force behind the ANZSOM Webinar Series delivered over the last 2 years.
Miguel's diligence and commitment to ANZSOM is an inspiration - truly a worthy recipient of this award!
Previous President's Award recipients:
2021 - Dr Miguel Kabilio
2020 - Sally Kane
2019 - Dr Edward Foley
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 specific initiatives and projects in workplace health, undertaken by an occupational health nurse in the last 2 years. The inaugural ANZSOM Nurse Award was awarded to Louise Bunn from South32 in WA. Louise was nominated for her involvement in the development and implementation of a Mental Health and Wellbeing program at South32 Worsley Alumina. Components of this program have been adopted globally by South32 as part of its approach to managing risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
ANZSOM Nurse Award 2022 Nominations now open
ANZSOM is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 Nurse Award. Nurses make up a significant proportion of our membership and make a great contribution to workplace health across Australia. The ANZSOM Nurses Award recognises this contribution and we welcome nominations from Branches or individual members. To nominate a member for this award, please complete the form below and send to the ANZSOM Secretariat by 10 October 2022.
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.
Kevin Sleigh’s contribution to occupational medicine through his involvement with not just the AFOEM trainees but to GP’s and other occupational health professionals is well regarded and recognised. To honour Kevin's contribution, the Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentation was established in 2019, to allow the winner of the “Ramazzini Prize” for the best scientific paper by an AFOEM Trainee to present their paper to ANZSOM delegates at our Annual Scientific Meeting.
In 2019 the Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentation was supported by Sonic HealthPlus and was presented by 2019 Ramazzini Prize winner, Dr Bianca Cheong.
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.