From 1 January 2023, the new Medical Board CPD Registration Standard comes into effect. From that date, medical practitioners will be required to develop an annual professional development plan and to undertake at least 50 hours of CPD activities per year (refer details below).
By 2024, all medical practitioners will need to establish themselves with a ‘CPD Home’ to report their CPD. For ANZSOM members, this is likely to be RACP or RACGP. While ANZSOM will not be a CPD Home, we will continue to provide high quality educational opportunities to meet the new requirements.
Allocate your minimum 50 hours per year between the following types of CPD activities:
- at least 12.5 hours (25 per cent of the minimum) in educational activities
- at least 25 hours (50 per cent of the minimum) in activities focused on reviewing performance and measuring outcomes, with a minimum of five hours for each category, and
- the remaining 12.5 hours (25 per cent of the minimum), and any CPD activities over the 50-hour minimum across any of these types of CPD activity.
Click here to view the updated registration standard document
ANZSOM is committed to supporting members meet these new standards and will be planning our CPD program accordingly.
The Annual Scientific Meeting
ANZSOM, in conjunction with AFOEM as Scientific Program Partner, is pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Canberra from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th October 2023.
Branch Educational Meetings
These meetings are conducted in each state, offering regular opportunities for education and networking.
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
South Australia & Northern Territory
Click below for more information about branch meetings in your state
Online learning resources
Learn anytime and anywhere with ANZSOM's robust online library of synched audio and PPT presentations from past webinars (see below), Annual Scientific Meetings and Branch meetings.
Members can record completion for these modules in My Profile > Online learning record.
Access to online modules (Member login required)
By necessity, our program of webinars took off in 2020, fulfilling a need for regular education and engagement that we could no longer deliver face-to-face. The result is a popular ongoing series of monthly webinars, featuring high profile speakers and enabling participation from members and non-members across the country, as well as internationally.
All ANZSOM webinar recordings are made available to members on our Online learning modules page (member-only access). Also included in our CPD program 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.
Access to the OEM Journal (Member login required)
ANZSOM is committed to providing high value educational opportunities for AFOEM Trainees. This includes the new Occupational Medicine 101 Series and specific opportunities at our Annual Scientific Meetings. The ANZSOM Journal Club is also a regular feature of our CPD Program.
ANZSOM encourages all state Branches to include a Trainee Representative on their Branch Councils to ensure trainee needs are considered in local planning.
ANZSOM Trainees enjoy a discounted membership fee.
Conferences and events
ANZSOM is proud to promote conferences and external events that are likely to be of value to our members
Click below for upcoming events and webinars.
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).
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.