ANZSOM/AFOEM branch meetings are held throughout the year.
Meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
- Thursday 1 February
- Thursday 12 April (Branch AGM & educational meeting)
- Thursday 7 June
- Thursday 2 August
- Thursday 1 November
Venue: United Service Club 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane
Enquiries/RSVP: Melanie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0414 728 050
QLD Branch Council Members
Chairperson: Dr Edward Foley
Secretary: Dr Graham McNally
Treasurer: Dr Therese McGrath
QLD Branches of ANZSOM & AFOEM Educational Meeting, Thursday 1 February 2018
Diagnostic difficulties encountered with coal mine workers pneumoconiosis,
a respiratory and radiological approach
Dr Chris Zappala & Dr Katrina Newbigin
Date: Thursday 1 February 2018, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Venue: United Service Club, 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane
Meal cost: ANZSOM members: $80 inc GST; non-ANZSOM members: $85 inc GST
- All members are welcome to attend the presentation, but it is necessary to confirm your dinner place if you wish to have a meal. USC is unable to accommodate late requests for meals, so please ensure you respond by the due date to avoid disappointment.
- Club rules stipulate men are to wear ties and jackets in the common areas after 6.00pm. Also, no mobile phones may be left on or used while in the clubrooms.
- A "no show" fee may be charged, equivalent to the full fee charged by the venue, for those persons who advise they will attend and fail to do so, without an acceptable apology within 48 hours of the meeting.
- Remember to wear your nametag
Preferred method of payment:
Direct Credit to BSB 484-799; Account No. 055328875; Account Name: Aust & NZ Society of Occup Medicine Qld.
Please use your name as a reference and bring a copy of your receipt with you to the meeting, or email it to the Treasurer at email@example.com.
About Dr Chris Zappala
Dr Chris Zappala achieved his MBBS at the University of Queensland and underwent his advanced training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Zappala worked for two years in London at the Royal Brompton Hospital where he began his interest and research in interstitial lung disease and secondary pulmonary hypertension. His research interests include examining how change in serial pulmonary function and chest imaging describe disease behaviour and predict survival in interstitial lung disease.
About Dr Katrina Newbigin
A University of Queensland Medical School graduate, Dr Newbigin completed her radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with fellowship training in Cardiac Imaging and Chest imaging in Ottawa, Canada. Dr Newbigin holds level III accreditation with the Society of Cardiac MRI and has level A CTCA accreditation. Dr Newbigin is a member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and performs thoracic interventions, including lung biopsies. Dr Newbigin has an interest in pneumoconiosis and is formally recognised by RANZCR to have appropriate training to report coal workers pneumoconiosis screening according to ILO standards. Current areas of research interest include; interstitial lung disease and the use of cardiac MRI to understand cardiomyopathies.