As a result of the current pandemic restrictions, the ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting has been postponed to Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March, 2022, and will now be held at the Victoria Park Function Venue.
Registrations are still open with early bird discounts available until 20th December!
Long-term supporter Sonic HealthPlus will again be our major sponsor.
The ASM2022 Organising Committee is now calling for contributed papers for the March ASM! This is an important aspect of our annual meeting and we look forward to hearing from members about their work. The theme of the conference “Changing work: Culture - COVID - Climate” will accommodate a broad range of topics.
The History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar
The History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar to be held as part of the ANZSOM ASM will provide an opportunity to explore the evolution and future of occupational and environmental medicine as we invite members of our professions to recall their place in historical events and the developments in workplace health over the past 50 years.
Preventative management of dental issues in the workplace
In the most recent #itswhatyouknow webinar, dentist Dr Jeremy Keating discusses management of dental issues in the workplace including identifying high risk dental conditions, practical examination techniques and management of emergency dental conditions for remote workers.
Cancer Council’s KNOW Workplace Cancer project has launched their new silica dust campaign, aimed at promoting awareness of the health risks of silica dust exposure. Campaign resources support communication and management of risks for workers in the artificial stone industry in Australia.
Updates are now available for several chapters in this valuable resource. Developed for Generalist OHS Professionals, the resource is also a valuable reference point for occupational medicine professionals, providing a basis for shared understanding of the causation and control of work-related fatality, injury, disease and ill-health.
For more information about the latest updates click the link below
Continuing our Collaboration with the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) in the UK, the joint webinar series, "Learning Together" will be returning with an upcoming meeting on Wednesday 23 February, followed by a meeting later in the year on Wednesday 7 September.
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 virtual site visits and the ANZSOM Journal Club.
The National Dust Disease Taskforce (Taskforce) has completed its independent review of the systems in place for the prevention, early identification, control and management of accelerated silicosis from engineered stone, and broader occupational dust diseases.
During this challenging time, ANZSOM is committed to providing members with up to date resources and information regarding COVID-19 to assist their practice and to reduce the impact on workplaces and workers.
Click here for resources and information that you may find useful, including details of webinars and online training in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regular updates are also available to members - click here to view the latest updates (member login required).
ANZSOM Member Newsletter
The September 2021 edition of the ANZSOM member newsletter is out now, featuring member news, professional education opportunities and other news from the occupational medicine sector. if you missed your copy in the email, click below to access online:
ANZSOM is proud to be a signatory of The Health Benefits of Good Work initiative lead by AFOEM. Our commitment to the principles outlined in the Consensus Statement and companion position statements is reflected in this Charter of Principles.
The International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC) is a medical and scientific organization that provides an assembly for representatives of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) societies worldwide. ANZSOM is pleased to be a member society of IOMSC. For more information about IOMSC visit https://www.iomsc.net/
How can WorkSafe work more effectively with the Medical Profession? presented byDr Hugh Seward AM
Driving Health study and the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Roadmap panel, presented by Assoc Prof Ross Iles, Naomi Frauenfelder & Jerome Carslake
PTSD: Are we making progress in treatment and prevention? Presented by Dr Greg Apel
Update on the NSW coal industry health surveillance scheme, presented by Dr David Meredith
Preventative management of dental issues in the workplace, presented by Dr Jeremy Keating
COVID Vaccination and Point of Care Testing – What’s Legal? presented by Danny Clifford
Hernias - an occupational dilemma, presented by Dr Arif Valibhoy
We are pleased to announce that ANZSOM members have free online access to Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London