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SASOM Congress 2022 – Session 1
29 July @ 13:00 - 17:00 UTC+2
SASOM Annual Congress 2022
After not holding an annual congress over the past two years (2020 and 2021) due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, SASOM will hold a CPD-accredited virtual annual congress, “Updates in Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine in the COVID-19 era”, over four months in 2022 – the last Friday of the months of July, August, and October, and on 16 September 2022 (13h00 to 17h00 SA time) – to offer its members four congress sessions with individual themes, with four presentations in each session.
The programme for ‘Session 1 – Updates on chemical exposures and medical surveillance’ to be held on 29 July 2022, is below:
- Dr Haidee Williams (occupational medicine specialist and consultant, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa) – ‘Manufacture of vaccines: Process and toxicology’
- Ms Anna Fourie (Immunology Section, NIOH, South Africa) – ‘Occupational exposures and the immune response in the COVID-19 era: Increased reactions to personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand hygiene measures’
- Dr Taneshka Kruger (senior researcher and project manager, Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (ISMC), University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa) – ‘Malaria elimination can be attained through transdisciplinary and sustained programmes: A perspective from the UP ISMC’
- Dr Sashikala Chandrasekar (medical and occupational health consultant, Bangalore, India and current chair of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Rural Health) – ‘Pesticide issues and the need for action: A perspective from India’