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South African Society of Occupational Medicine

SASOM is a Professional Society, registered as a special interest group with the South African Medical Association and affiliated to the International Commission of Occupational Medicine (ICOH).

Annual Congress 2023

SASOM is holding a CPD-accredited virtual annual congress over four months in 2023 – the last Friday of the months of June, July, August, and September (13h00 to 17h00 SA time) – to offer its members four congress sessions with individual themes, with four presentations in each session.

The overall theme of the Congress is “Occupational Health Practice in 2023 – Shining a light on the shadows of Medicine”, and this common thread will link all four sessions.

These sessions are currently under development and presenters are in the process of being confirmed.

30 June 2023

Session 1: Good practice for Occupational Health Medical Practitioners (OHMPs)

 13h00 – 17h00

28 July 2023

Session 2: Updates in Legislation, Compensation and Ethics in Occupational Health

 13h00 – 17h00

25 August 2023

Session 3: TBC

13h00 – 17h00

29 September 2023

Session 4: TBC

 13h00 – 17h00

What we do


To enhance the quality of life of the working population of South Africa during employment and into retirement.


  • To promote, protect and enhance the health of the working population of South Africa.
  • To further all aspects of occupational health in South Africa.
  • To be the guardian for ethical and medical standards of Occupational Medicine.
  • To be the professional information resource on occupational health matters.


Contribution to national and international occupational health policies and strategies

Safety Promotion

Ongoing development and promotion of healthy and safe work, work environments and work organisations

SASOM Logo use by other organisations

  • In principle, no one other than SASOM is allowed to display its logo.
  • SASOM Chair have the authority to allow ad hoc displays; e.g. display stands at congresses, Occ Health magazine etc.
  • Any use of the logo is limited to written authorisation by the SASOM Chair.
SASOM Approved

Our Partners Nationally & Internationally.


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Contact Info


Office Hours

Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 4pm
Saturdays – Sundays: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed


Get in Touch

Email: info@sasom.org
Tel: +27 (0) 66 070 5396
WhatsApp: +27 (0) 66 070 5396