ANZSOM – The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Inc

Welcome to ANZSOM

The Australian & New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (NZ) Incorporated (ANZSOM) is a professional organisation providing a discussion forum and representation for registered medical practitioners and others who are actively involved in, or who are interested in, Occupational Medicine.

 Conference 24-25 August 2018.


Click HERE, or on the Conference 2018 Registration  Menu Item on the far right of the top Menu.


CPR Training Course

There are a maximum of 10 spaces in the morning and afternoon sessions of the Resuscitation Matters ACLS Level 5 training on Friday 24th August.

The cost is $210 + GST. The course will be held at the Conference venue, Rydges Latimer Square.

Be aware  the ACC VMS Assessor Training day is  also on the same morning and Worksite visits organised for both mornings and afternoons so when the Worksite visits are finalised -work out what you want to do for the day.

If you wish to do this 4.5 hour course please register at

and you should see a link for ANZSOM delegates.

ANZSOM NZ Conference 24-25 August 2018  

Rydges Hotel – Latimer Square, Christchurch

Accommodation Bookings:-


Friday 24th August 2018 – Workplace Visits

Four worksite visits have been confirmed.  Click HERE for more information.

  • AW Fraser – engineering firm – making castings
  • Hamilton Jet – jet boat manufacturer
  • Meadow mushrooms – mushroom grower/packer
  • NZ Post Office Sorting Centre

Saturday 25th August 2018, Rydges – Latimer Square, Christchurch

 Theme:  Occupational Health in the Modern World

0830 Dr John Heydon, President ANZSOM NZ – Welcome
Session 1                                                                                Sponsor – TBI Health
0840 Dr Mark Floyd Occupational Health of DOC workers
0910 Professor David Murdoch Legionellosis
0950 Professor Anne Richardson Health Aspects of Open Offices
1030 Morning Tea
Session 2 – Chair: Dr Gerard Walker
1100 Dr Chris Rumball Pain issues in Occupational Medicine
1130 Associate Professor Caroline Bell Update on PTSD/anxiety
1210 Dr Peter Cameron Occupational Health and the GP
1240 Ms Brittany Park
ANZSOM Summer Student
 Recreational Drug Use in the New Zealand Rural Farm Worker Population
1300 Lunch
Session 3 – Chair: Dr Andrew Hilliard                        Sponsor – ACC
1400 Ms Pip Gibson, Worksafe NZ Risk Assessment in Occupational Health Practice
1440 Mr Cameron Crawford Functional Capacity Evaluation
1500 Dr Margaret Macky RTW results with integrated rehabilitation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries.
1530 Afternoon tea
Chair :  Dr Nick Yarnall
1600 Dr Michael England Rugby, Rehabilitation and Reflection
1625 Dr Mary Obele AFOEM “Ethical Guidelines for Occupational and Environmental Physicians”.
1650 Dr John Stokes Medal presentation
1705 Dr John Heydon – conclusion
1930 Conference Dinner  Dux Central, Poplar Lane. Christchurch Central