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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.

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE COURSE ON WORK, STRESS AND ACTIVITY

OMSOC member, Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau, will be running a 6-weeks course in November on psychological risks.

The learning objectives are the following:

  • Understand how work plays a role in mental health,
  • Describe the key concepts in work psychology such as stress, burnout, and 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 more information, visit here - and click on "occupational medicine."

IN THE NEWS - OMSOC MEMBER, DR. QUENTIN DURAND-MOREAU!

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 TELE-MENTORING 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.


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.


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.


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 & 233

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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