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UPCOMING EXTERNAL EVENTS:

40th Annual OEMAC/CBOM Scientific Conference

Every year, OEMAC hosts the premier occupational medicine conference in Canada. No other event in Canada provides the opportunity to meet so many decision-makers in Occupational Health in one place at one time. The upcoming conference will be held in Ottawa, ON, September 10-12, 2023. Click Here for more information. 

IOMSC's 10th Anniversary Meeting 

Attention all IOMSC Members - The International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative’s (IOMSC) 10-year anniversary will take place as an all-day meeting and dinner on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Click here to register.

UPCOMING WEBINARS AND COURSES:

The OEMAC and CBOM 2023 Accredited Webinar Series is back! OMSOC members attend for free! Click any of the webinars below to register. 

Feb 14, 2023 - Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention Resources to Support Physicians

March 22, 2023 Pharmacological Update & Overview of Hypnotics

April 11, 2023 - An Introduction to the Institute for Work & Health: Understanding the Complex Relationships Between Work & Health

May 24, 2023 - Occupational Stress & Burnout: Challenges & Solutions to Improve Quality of Care and Service Delivery

June 16, 2023 - Cannabis Use & Workplace Injuries: Recent Findings from two Canadian Studies on use Before and After Injury


Work-Related Mental Health Course - Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau

Starting Monday, April 24 (4pm to 6pm MST) 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • have expert knowledge of key concepts in work psychology such as stress, burnout, psychosocial risks, 
  • critically review the literature on psychosocial risks at the workplace, and properly design studies on psychosocial risks at their own workplaces, 
  • critically appraise interventions conducted for preventing psychosocial risks at the workplace, identify pitfalls, and be able to propose alternate plans when involved in wellbeing committees in their workplaces.

For an outline of the 6 modules, as well as registration information on the UofA Office of Lifelong Learning website follow the link below.

https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/programs/lifelong-learning/work-related-mental-health.html 


MSD Prevention and Ultrawide Computer Displays for Office Work- Webinar! 

February 22, 2023  - 12:00PM EST

Computer displays purchased for office workers continue to increase in size, with ultrawide displays becoming increasingly common. Despite this, research on appropriate setup and use of these displays in the office has not kept pace with purchasing trends. This webinar will present the results of studies related to the benefits and challenges of using these displays and the impact on MSD prevention. Information will be provided from both the user perspective and from the perspective of the ergonomist who is setting up a workstation with MSD prevention in mind.

Register Now! 


OMSOC 2022 ASM - THAT'S A WRAP!


That's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who attended the OMSOC 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting  on May 6, 2022.  The portal will remain opened until April 2023. To access the portal, please log in and visit here.



WELCOME TO THE NEW OMSOC WEBSITE!

Welcome to the new OMSOC website where you can access the benefits of membership and stayed informed about upcoming conferences, initiatives and much more. 

If you haven't already, please take a moment to update your personal member profile.

UGME OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE CORE COMPETENCIES

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.


WELCOME TO OMSOC

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

CONTACT US


Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada

E-mail: omsoc@secretariatcentral.com

Telephone: 905-415-3917 Ext. 224 & 222

Toll Free: 1-855-415-3917

Fax: 905-415-0071

Address: 20 Crown Steel Dr. Unit #6, Markham ON, L3R 9X9

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