Dr Bill Isles is an Occupational Physician who worked in the aviation industry for most of his career. He was involved in setting up workplace Alcohol and Drug programs in the aviation industry and is on the teaching faculty of AMROA which trains and accredits doctors in the interpretation and management of alcohol and drug testing in the workplace. He has an interest in medical marijuana and its implications for the workplace and drug and alcohol testing.
This educational meeting is proudly sponsored by Blugibbon:
NSW/ACT Branch Winter Scientific Meeting
Saturday 29th August 2020
The NSW/ACT Branch of ANZSOM held their 2020 Winter Scientific Meeting on Saturday 29th August. This much anticipated event was a highlight of our Branch’s educational calendar and we were excited to be "Back to Quarantine" at the Q Station in Manly. Featuring topical presentations, a "Quarantine Wander" around the Q Station Wharf Precinct and a two-course lunch.
The risks and rewards of practising medicine in quarantine
by Dr Peter Hobbins, Medical Historian
COVID-19 and occupational risk management of hospital staff
by Dr Ian Cheng, Occupational Physician, Royal North Shore Hospital
Nobby's story: the personal impact of COVID-19 & keeping a large petrochemical plant safe in the COVID era
by Dr Louise Crowle and Amanda Tompson
The day also included a "Quarantine Wander" around the Q Station Wharf Precinct
Date: Saturday 29th August 2020, from 10am
Venue: Governor Bourke Ballroom, Q Station, 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW 2095
"Just some feedback to the NSW committee to thank them for a fabulous day on Sat 29 Aug at the Q Station at Manly on “ Back to Quarantine”. It was a fascinating insight into previous pandemics on a beautiful heritage listed site on Sydney Harbour with excellent guides showing us the conditions and difficulties doctors and nurses worked with in isolated and stressful times with limited effective treatments. Thankyou!" - Meeting delegate
Dr Peter Hobbins Medical Historian and Honorary Associate, Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, The University of Sydney
Dr Peter Hobbins is a professional historian with research interests in the history of science, technology and medicine. Trained as a pharmacologist, his publications have spanned snakebite and its remedies, infectious diseases, quarantine and immunisation. Peter is an honorary affiliate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney and a Visiting Scholar at the State Library of NSW. His book on Sydney's Quarantine Station, Stories from the Sandstone, won a Premier's History Award in 2017.
Dr Ian Cheng Occupational Physician, Royal North Shore Hospital
Ian is a Staff Specialist in Occupational & Environmental Medicine based at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He also conducts a private practice in Aviation and Occupational Medicine. Ian previously held fractional specialist appointments at QANTAS Aviation Medical Services, IBM and CASA Aviation Medicine. Ian is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine, an academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Ms Amanda Tompson
Amanda Tompson is a registered nurse who has been the occupational health coordinator at the Botany Industrial Park (BIP) for over 10 years. She is responsible for injury management / return to work management, health surveillance activities and health & wellbeing activities for the companies on site.
Dr Louise Crowle
Occupational physician Dr Louise Crowle works in private practice and consults to a number of organisations providing occupational health advice / services including companies at the BIP site.