News and Updates

WorksafeBC and NAOEM Joint Conference for CommunityPhysicians

Dec 4 (Sat) | 0800 – 1630 PST | Virtual Conference
Up to 7.0 Mainpro+ certified/MOC Section 1 credits

NOTE: Residents can attend for free! Learn more and register!

OMSOC Member, Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau, in the news!

CBC News: Alberta’s chief medical officer of health sorry causing ‘confusion, fear or anger’ on COVID-19. Click here to read more about it.

OMSOC supports telementoring project on occupational medicine for health professionals – Dr. Tom Lawley adviser to the Steering Committee, Dr Anil Adisesh Project lead together with Dr. Andrea Furlan of the Institute of Work and Health

Monthly news and research findings from the Institute for Work & Health. Read more about it here.

2021 Annual Scientific Meeting: Occupational Medicine and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you all for your support and attendance during the OMSOC 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting. A recording of the content will be made available to all registrants within 10-15 business days following the live event. We hope to see you again soon at our next meeting!

COVID-19 and the Health Care Essential Workers Webinar

Speakers: Dr. Maureen Cividino, Dr. Sidney Siu and Dr. Alain Sotto

The Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine, the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada and the Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada are pleased to present the following webinar.

Attendees will learn:

  • Pathophysiology of COVID-19, screening of Health Care Workers, and Work-Self-Isolation COVID-19 and the workplace.
  • Essential workers and how to keep them at work after “exposure” or during “self-isolation.”
  • PPE: face shield, N95s, KN95s, surgical/procedure mask, extended use, and recycling.

Click here to view the webinar recording.

Click here to view/download the slide presentation.


The OMSOC member renewal period has begun, with the renewal date being January 1, 2020. Any member dues received between now and the start of the 2020 year will be counted towards the upcoming member cycle. Click here to renew today!


These UGME Core Competencies were developed by the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of the Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada (OMSOC). The physicians on this committee are from 8 Canadian Universities and are all involved in medical students’ education in occupational Medicine in their respective faculties. The residency program directors of the three specialty programs in Canada were also members of the committee. The Core Competencies were reviewed by the Ontario WSIB Workplace Champions Program. The program consists of an Occupational Medicine Faculty Lead from each of the six Ontario medical schools. The Competencies are also supported by OEMAC and the OMA section on Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Visit our educational resources page to view the Occupational Medicine Core Competencies


Learn more about the specialty practice of occupational medicine and the history of occupational medicine in Canada.

Find a Specialist

Occupational medicine specialists practice in a diverse array of industries, government agencies, and universities. Use our members’ directory to find nearby specialists to assist you. Coming soon!


We welcome membership inquiries. Review our categories of membership and submit your application here.

OMSOC is Canada’s only medical society devoted to the specialty practice of occupational medicine. OMSOC brings together occupational medicine specialists and physicians from other specialties with an interest in occupational medicine to advise on health policy, encourage discussion and collaboration amongst stakeholders with whom OMSOC’s members interact, including physicians, employers, labour groups, and other allied health professionals, and to advance the specialty practice of occupational medicine through conferences and the training of future occupational medicine specialists.

The Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada is the recognized National Specialty Society for Occupational Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Thank you to OMSOC’s supporters