The NSW/ACT Branch of ANZSOM is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Winter Scientific Meeting on Saturday 29th August. This much anticipated event is a highlight of our Branch’s educational calendar and we’re 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 will also include 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
Cost: Members $150, Non-member $180, Partner $100, Child $50
Includes full program, morning tea and 2-course lunch
Optional overnight stay at Q Station
Book directly through the hotel to get 10% off the best available rate
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.