The main conference runs over three days (Monday 21 August to Wednesday 23 August) and provides a diverse range of topics and learning formats. In addition to the main conference, a new feature of this year's program is a pre-conference event on Rottnest Island, including a unique visit to the island's environmental management facilities (Sunday 20 August).
Pre-conference visit to Rottnest Island
Saturday 19 August - Sunday 20 August
The pre-conference visit to Rottnest Island is an opportunity to relax before the main conference and to explore the delights of this iconic destination. The technical site visit on Sunday morning is included in the full conference registration, however delegates and guests can plan the rest of their weekend to suit, including transfers, accommodation and island tours.
Separate registration is not required for the Rottnest Island visit, however, if you plan to attend the site visit on Sunday 20th, you should indicate this on your main registration form. All other arrangements including transfers, island tours and accommodation are to be made by delegates.
Start planning for a relaxing and enjoyable pre-conference event at Rottnest Island. From scenic walking trails to segway tours, there are a plethora of winter-friendly activities you can get on board with this August!
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Rottnest Island Authority Facilities site visit
Sunday 20 August (registrants to indicate attendance)
The pre-conference Rottnest Island Authority facilities site visit is covered as part of your full registration package. You will need to indicate your attendance to this site visit on the registration form.
Delegates will need to travel from Fremantle to Rottnest Island on the 7.15am ferry on the Sunday morning to take part (if you cannot arrive on Saturday). The site visit will be conducted in the morning and you will be guided to different sites demonstrating environmental management features, including:
- The Desalination plant
- The Wind Mill and the new Solar Panel Farm
- Sewerage Treatment Plant.
- Management of the rubbish and recycling
PPE: None required
Workplace site visits
Monday 21 August & Wednesday 23 August (registrants to indicate interest)
A popular aspect of the ANZSOM conference, workplace site visits provide an insight into the varying nature of work and the issues facing occupational health professionals. This year we ask you to indicate your intention to participate in the visits when you register, but bookings for the individual visits will be made at the conference. Further site visit(s) to be advised
Austal is a major defence contractor and maritime technology provider, involved in designing, constructing and supporting revolutionary defence systems and commercial vessels for the world’s leading operators. This is an opportunity for delegates to consider the occupational health issues for this unique workplace.
PPE: Long sleeved shirt, long pants and steel capped boots.
Evolution Commercial and Echo Yachts operate from modern, purpose-built waterfront facilities within the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia. A flexible, multi-disciplinary workforce ensures Evolution Commercial has in-house capability across all core skill areas. They presently have under construction the largest tri hull aluminium superyacht in the world and delegates will be able to view the vessel while hearing about the diverse occupational health considerations for the business.
PPE: Enclosed flat shoes, long sleeved shirt and long pants.
As well as delivering comprehensive clinical services, Fiona Stanley Hospital is a leader in research and education. The organisation also boasts the most advanced medical equipment and state-of-the-art information and communications technology.
The site visit will be hosted by the OHS and Injury Management Department and will introduce the delegates to the public heath industry and assessing risks for heath workers.
PPE: Enclosed flat shoes
Orthocell is a leading regenerative medicine company, dedicated to providing innovative treatments for people suffering from tendon, cartilage and soft tissue injuries.
The site visit will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the growth of autologous tissue and will include a tour of the GMP accredited laboratory.
PPE: None required
Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) operates chemical, energy and fertiliser businesses that service a range of sectors in both domestic and international markets.
The WesCEF Safety & Health Manager will be the host for the visit and support the group learning about the business and how it interacts with occupational hygiene, health and medicine.
PPE: Enclosed flat shoes, long sleeved shirt and long pants
NOTE: Interest in attending site visits should be indicated on registration and will be allocated at the conference.
Mental Health First Aid Course *FULL*
Monday 21 August
This workshop qualifies you to be an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Officer and which will teach participants about mental health problems, mental health crises and skills to offer initial help to an adult developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The Blended Mental Health First Aid Course is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of face-to-face training. Those registering for the course will be provided access to the elearning module which should be completed before attending the conference but within 3 months of the session. Participant should allow 3-4 hours to complete the internet based pre-learning.
The face-to-face workshop conducted during the conference will allow participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills, and to apply their skills to specific scenarios.
After completing both steps, participants are eligible to complete a short multiple question online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation which is valid for 3 years. Accredited Mental Health First Aiders are eligible to be appointed as Mental Health First Aid Officers in the workplace.
*NOTE: This course is FULL
Monday 21 August & Wednesday 23 August 2017 (pre-booking required)
The CPR update is a popular feature of the ASM, providing delegates with an opportunity to meet their certification requirements. This year we have secured the services of Premium Health, who will conduct the 2 hour course encompassing face-to-face training and assessment. In line with the specifications for HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the course will cover:
- Response to an emergency situation
- Performance of CPR procedures
- Communication of details of the incident
NOTE: Attendance at the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course (Monday afternoon) and CPR Update (Monday & Wednesday afternoon) must be pre-booked with registration and will be allocated on a first in first served basis.