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 recipient - Dr Barry Gilbert
Congratulations to Dr Barry Gilbert as the recipient of the 2023 President’s Award for commitment, excellence and outstanding contribution in the field of occupational health. Barry is a long-standing member of ANZSOM (joining in 1985) and a great contributor and innovator, both for the organisation and the profession of occupational medicine more generally. He has held numerous leadership positions, including President from 2002 to 2004 and he currently represents ANZSOM as the Society of Occupational Medicine Liaison Officer, helping to build this important relationship with our colleagues in the UK. He also contributes actively to the History of Occupational Medicine project, lending his experience to the telling of the occupational medicine story in Australia.
Previous President's Award recipients:
2023 - Dr Barry Gilbert
2022 - Melinda Miller
2021 - Dr Miguel Kabilio
2020 - Sally Kane
2019 - Dr Edward Foley
Dr Barry Gilbert with ANZSOM President, Dr Dominic Yong
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.
Nurse Award 2023 recipient - Sandra Code
Congratulations to Sandra Code from Victoria, who has been awarded the ANZSOM Nurses' Award for 2023 for her contribution to ANZSOM and workplace health generally.
Sandra holds the title of first Nursing Liaison Officer appointed to the Federal Executive of ANZSOM, for which she held for around 9 years, is currently on the It Pays To Care Working Group and was an active member of the organizing committee for the annual Scientific ANZSOM Conference from 2013 until 2020.
Most recently Sandra has been an integral part of a small working group of nurses who have developed ANZSOM’s Occupational Health Nurse Competency Standards and Nurse Recognition Program.
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.
2023 Kevin Sleigh lecture
The 2023 Kevin Sleigh lecture was held in-person and virtually on Monday 28 August. The lecture was presented by Director of the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Professor Karen Walker-Bone on 'Where are we now with musculoskeletal pain and work'.
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.
2023 Kevin Sleigh Lecture - Professor Karen Walker-Bone
2022 Kevin Sleigh Lecture - 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.