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AGM and Conference

27 November 2021


The South African Society of Occupational Medicine invites you to the SASOM Annual General Meeting and Conference

“Occupational health in a changing world of work”

27 November 2021

Virtual / Digital Platform

This conference is directed at all members of Occupational Health Teams, Medical and Nursing Practitioners, Risk and Human Resource Managers and persons interested in occupational health.


08:45 – 09:00 Registration and logging in
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Opening Prof Daan Kocks (Chair: SASOM
Chair: Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala (Occupational Medicine Specialist, UCT / Chair: SASOM Western Cape Chapter)
09:15 – 10:00 COVID-19 over a year later – reflections from occupational medicine Prof Mohamed Jeebhay – Head: Division of Occupational Medicine, UCT
10:00 – 10:45 Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in Workers – Unpacking the legal and ethical implications Prof Leslie London – Head: Division of Public Health Medicine, UCT
10:45 – 11:00 Morning Tea Break
11:00 – 11:45 COVID -19 impact on workplace Ergonomics and beyond Mr Dale Kennedy – Ergomax Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
11:45 – 12:30 Ventilation in the context of COVID-19 Mr Tobias van Reenen – Senior Engineering Researcher – CSIR
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
Chair: Dr Geoffrey Tafaune (Occupational Medicine Registrar, SU/Deputy Chair: SASOM Western Cape Chapter)
13:30 – 14:15 Working from home – Employer/ employee legal responsibilities towards occupational health and safety Dr Jan Lapere – Occupational Medicine Doctor / OH&S Consultant Specialised in Social Law
14:15 – 15:00 Fitness to work assessment of vulnerable employees post vaccination: A discussion Dr Jack Meintjes – Specialist in Occupational Medicine: Department of Global Health, Health Systems and Public Health, Stellenbosch University
15:00 – 15:15 Afternoon Tea Break
15:15 – 16:00 The mental health consequences for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic Prof Stoffel Grobler – Psychiatrist: Corporate Mental Health Company
16:00 – 16:15 Announcements, if any (Medichem, ICOH, etc.) Closure Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala – Chair: SASOM Western Cape Chapter
16:15 – 16:30 Break before the AGM
16:30 – 18:00 SASOM National AGM – Everyone welcome Only members in good standing may vote
Accreditation: This conference is CPD accredited – A total of 6 Clinical (Level 1) & 1 Ethics (Level 1) CEUs could be awarded if all webinars are attended.


While every effort is made to present the programme as will be indicated, SASOM cannot be held liable for changes that may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.

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