In March 2020, the Medical Board of Australia announced that they would not take action if practitioners could not meet the CPD registration standard due to the COVID-19 situation. There are no further updates on this position at present.
"We encourage medical practitioners to continue to do CPD that is relevant to their scope of practice. However, we understand that medical practitioners may have difficulty meeting CPD requirements this year as a result of withdrawn/denied leave requests, conference cancellations and the re-prioritisation necessary to meet workforce needs."
The Board will keep a close watch on the situation to determine whether the 2021 renewal year is affected.
With face-to-face opportunities for education and networking limited as a result of COVID-19, ANZSOM is offering a program of webinars to help our members stay connected and keep learning. All ANZSOM webinars will be made available nationally to members as well as recordings of previous webinars (member-only access). Also included in this schedule are webinars offered by AFOEM, which are accessible to ANZSOM members as per the Memorandum of Collaboration between ANZSOM and the RACP.
Click below for more information about upcoming webinars
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Journal
ANZSOM members have free online access to the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London. This journal publishes high-quality research relating to the full range of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects.
The journal is accessible to members via the link below (NOTE: member login required); there is no additional charge and members can continue to enjoy access while their subscription to ANZSOM remains current.
ANZSOM is committed to providing high value educational opportunities for AFOEM Trainees. This includes specific opportunities at our Annual Scientific Meetings. In 2020, this included Direct Observation of Field Skills at workplace site visits. The ANZSOMJournal Club will also be a feature of the CPD Program in 2021.
ANZSOM encourages all state Branches to include a on their Branch Councils to ensure trainee needs are considered in local planning.
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).
For more details regarding profession-specific CPD requirements and how ANZSOM CPD contributes, download the document below or for more details please contact your governing / registration body directly.