New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Branch meetings are combined with the NSW Regional Committee of the Australasian Faculty of Environmental Medicine (AFOEM).
- 28th March
- 15th - 16th July (Weekend Educational Meeting, Bathurst)
- 21st November (Christmas Meeting)
For more information, please contact Dr Sarah Moss (email@example.com)
NSW/ACT Branch Council Members
Chairperson: Dr Sarah Moss
Secretary: Dr Catherine Field
Treasurer: Dr Tom Rosenthal
Event Organiser: Ms Amanda Tompson
Nurse Representative: Ms Amanda Tompson
Council Members: Victoria Oey, Bob Kenyon, Peter Yu
ANZSOM & AFOEM NSW/ACT Branch Christmas Meeting, Tuesday 21st November 2017
Fit for the future - putting the injured person at the centre of workers comp
by Chris Colquhoun, Chief Medical Officer at iCare (speaking on how we can improve the NSW workers compensation system)
Date: Tuesday November 21, 2017
Venue: Northbridge Golf Club, Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge
Time: 6pm-7pm, welcome drinks and canapes on the front lawn overlooking the harbour; 7pm onwards, dinner and talk
Cost: $60pp, inclusive of welcome drinks and canapes, full Christmas dinner including all the lashings prepared by the Italian chef at NGC's Harbourview restaurant, premium wines, Christmas dessert, coffee/tea, and a very interesting talk
Chris is the Chief Medical Officer at icare (Insurance & Care NSW) and is charged with ensuring operational excellence and efficiency in icare’s insurance and care schemes. Chris is an Occupational and Environmental Physician. Occupational Medicine takes a preventative approach to health and safety in the workplace by looking at the effects of the work environment on an individual’s health and how their health can affect their work. His interest in this field has led him to complete a Master of Science and Technology (Occupational Medicine). He then went on to complete the training to become a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FAFOEM). Chris has also conducted research in the area of Safety Critical Worker assessments in the rail industry and in 2013, his research efforts received The Ramazzini Prize from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for best Occupational and Environmental Scientific paper. Throughout his career, Chris has held various positions of leadership. These roles include Lead Medical Officer of the Commonwealth, Regional Medical Director of Sonic Health Plus, and Regional Clinical Director for Medibank Health Solutions.
NSW/ACT Branch Winter Weekend Meeting, Bathurst 15th-16th July 2017
The academic program featured topics ranging from Q fever update to learnings from the Cadia Valley Gold Mines. Attendees and guests were also treated to a wine tasting and canape session by local winery, Renzaglia, followed by a two course dinner with local wines. On Sunday, there was a site visit to the MARS Petcare Factory which included a talk on shift work.