Trainees in occupational and environmental medicine are the future of our profession and we are pleased to offer discount membership to them as well as educational opportunities to complement their training. Recent developments include our NEW educational series - Occupational Medicine 101, as well as virtual site visits and the ANZSOM Journal Club.
ANZSOM also provides financial support for the Ramazzini Prize winner to attend our Annual Scientific Meeting in person and present their paper at the Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentation.
Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentation
The Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentation was established in 2019 in honour of Dr Kevin Sleigh’s contribution to occupational medicine and his great support for doctors in training. It provides an opportunity for Ramazzini Prize recipients to present their work at the ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting.
Support for the Ramazinni Prize recipient to attend the ASM includes travel and accommodation for in-person attendance, as well as free registration for the day of the presentation.
Previous Ramazzini Prize winners / Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentations include:
2019 Ramazzini Prize winner, Dr Bianca Cheong (presented at ASM2019, Adelaide) – click to view presentation(member login required)
2020 Ramazzini Prize winner, Dr Nicola Emslie (presented at ASM2020, held virtually) – click to view presentation(member login required)
ANZSOM is pleased to announce our "Occupational Medicine 101" series. This unique program is designed to connect you with the fundamental concepts of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and enable direct engagement with some of the leading experts in our field.
The online sessions will be informal and participation and interaction is encouraged. While ideally suited to trainees, all members will find this a beneficial format for exploring and sharing the essentials of our specialty. As of 2023, Occupational Medicine 101 session will be recorded (pending presenter approval).
Upcoming Occupational Medicine 101 session
The next Occupational Medicine 101 session will be presented by Dr Barry Gilbert who will discuss 'What is safe for safety critical workers: Developing medical standards'.
Dr Barry Gilbert is a Public Health Physician and Occupational Medicine Consultant and a longstanding member and contributor to ANZSOM and the field of occupational medicine.
Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023 Time: 7.00PM (AEST) Cost: Free for ANZSOM/AFOEM members, $25 for non-members
Dr Barry Gilbert is a specialist Public Health Physician. He consults in public health, occupational and environmental medicine, is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health and a past Federal President of ANZSOM.
He has researched the complex field of Covid-19 and Return to Work, including the longer-term effects of Covid-19 currently referred to as ‘Long Covid’. He is International Liaison of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine and the Society of Occupational Medicine (UK), having contributed to the SOM Position Paper “Long COVID and Return to Work – What Works?”
Currently living in Canberra, he lived and worked in Launceston, Tasmania from 2011 to 2021, and served as an elected Member of the Tasmania Regional Committee of the RACP. He was inaugural President of the Tasmanian Foundation for Occupational Medicine (TFOM) and is the current Secretary. TFOM was established to advocate for and support the training of Occupational & Environmental Physicians in Tasmania.
More recently he has been working with David Caple and Associates in rewriting the medical standard for the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) in Victoria. He is currently working on revised medical standards for National Parks New South Wales (NPNSW).
Previous Occupational Medicine 101 sessions
Environmental medicine...the tasks ahead
Presenter: Dr Peter Honeyman, Occupational and Environmental Physician Date: Tuesday 4 July 2023, 6.30PM (AEST)
Career opportunities for new Occupational Physicians - is independent medical reporting for you?
Presenter: Sue Green, MedHealth, Director - Consultant Services Date: Thursday 17 November 2022, 7.00PM (AEDT)
The worksite assessment: the occupational physician’s tool in the toolbox
Presenter: Dr Dominic Yong Date: Tuesday 27 September 2022, 7.00PM (AEST)
Approach to investigation of a cluster and risk communication
Presenter: Dr Majid Rahgozar Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022, 8.00PM (AEST)
Application of Fitness to Drive Standards
Presenter: Dr Ilse Stockhoff Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022, 7.00PM (AEST)
Occupational Medicine: What it is and its implications on the future of work
Presenter: Dr Robert McCartney Date: Sunday 19 June 2022, 9.00AM (AEST)
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Earning and recording CPD points
ANZSOM provides continual professional development opportunities via online learning resources, the Annual Scientific Meeting and state branch meetings. Generally these activities are not formally accredited with the Royal Australian College of Nursing, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australasian College of Physicians (AFOEM) however, you can claim CPD points for participation in non-accredited activities. Participation in ANZSOM Committees may also count towards CPD points.
Completion of ANZSOM CPD activities, including the ASM, Branch educational meetings, webinars and online learning modules, can be recorded in My Profile (CPD activity record).