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SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

SASOM Roadshow 2024

Join us for an engaging and informative series of sessions designed to enhance knowledge, share best practices, and foster networking among occupational health professionals.

3 July 2024: Port Elizabeth/Qgeberha (Hybrid)│ 14 August 2024: Virtual only │ 16 October 2024: Durban (Hybrid)

Registration Fees:

  • In-person attendance: R400
  • Online attendance: R350

01

Occupational medicine as a peer-based discipline

Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Format: Hybrid
Location: Port Elizabeth/Qgeberha

02

Peer-review networking for occupational medicine practitioners (OMPs)

Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2024
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Format: Virtual only

03

Duties and responsibilities of occupational medicine practitioners (OMPs)

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2024
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Format: Hybrid
Location: Durban

Enhance Your Expertise and Expand Your Network in Occupational Medicine

Why Attend?

Ethical Duties: Understand the ethical responsibilities of Occupational Medicine Practitioners (OMPs) in various industries. Each session includes a focus on ethical duties to ensure the highest standards of practice.

CPD Accreditation: Gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Our sessions are submitted for CPD accreditation by SAMA/HPCSA, with potential accreditation from the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), helping you maintain your certification and stay compliant with industry standards.

Legal Frameworks: Learn about South Africa’s legal framework for occupational medicine. Gain insights from expert presentations, such as Dr Jan Lapere’s discussion on the employer’s occupational health duty and the legal aspects of occupational medicine in South Africa.

Industry-Specific Knowledge: Explore the role of OMPs in various industries. Presentations will cover specific sectors, like Dr Haidee Williams’ talk on the role of OMPs in the chemical industry, and Dr Alex Govender’s talk on the comparative analysis of practices in different countries.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of professionals in occupational health and medicine. The roadshow is structured to foster networking, allowing you to share experiences, build professional relationships, and expand your professional network.

Peer-Review and Best Practices: Engage in peer-review networking sessions. These sessions provide a platform to discuss best practices, share knowledge, and learn from the experiences of other OMPs, enhancing your professional skills and knowledge base.

Targeted Learning: Benefit from sessions tailored to a wide range of professionals, including OMPs, occupational health professionals, employers, HR managers, industry professionals, legal experts, academics, and compliance officers. Each session is designed to cater to the specific needs of these diverse audiences.

Comprehensive Coverage: Attend sessions that cover a broad range of topics relevant to occupational medicine. From the duties and competencies of OMPs to the ethical practices in occupational health services, the roadshow offers comprehensive coverage to enhance your expertise.

Our Diverse Audience

Who Should Attend?

The SASOM Roadshow 2024 is tailored for a wide range of professionals dedicated to occupational health and medicine. Our target audience includes:

Occupational Medicine Practitioners (OMPs): Specialists and general practitioners who are keen to enhance their expertise and stay abreast of the latest advancements in occupational medicine.

Occupational Health Professionals: Nurses, safety officers, and other health professionals who work in occupational health settings and aim to broaden their understanding of workers’ health. This also includes Construction Project Managers, Construction Managers, Construction H&S Officers, Construction H&S Managers, and Professional Construction H&S Agents.

Employers and HR Managers: Those responsible for workplace health and safety, seeking insights into legal frameworks and best practices in occupational health.

Industry Professionals: Individuals from various sectors, including the chemical industry, who are involved in ensuring workplace safety and health compliance.

Legal and Regulatory Experts: Lawyers and consultants specializing in occupational health law and regulations, looking to understand the legal duties and frameworks in South Africa.

Academic and Research Community: Academics, researchers, and students interested in the latest research and educational opportunities in occupational health and medicine.

Ethics and Compliance Officers: Professionals ensuring ethical practices in occupational health services, aiming to address and mitigate perverse practices by unqualified providers.

Statutory Officials: Representatives from the Department of Employment and Labour (DOEL), Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of Transport (DoT), who are responsible for regulatory compliance and oversight in occupational health.

CPD Accreditation Seekers: Professionals seeking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to maintain their certification and enhance their credentials through accredited learning sessions.

01

Occupational medicine as a peer-based discipline

Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Format: Hybrid
Location: Port Elizabeth/Qgeberha

02

Peer-review networking for occupational medicine practitioners (OMPs)

Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2024
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Format: Virtual only

03

Duties and responsibilities of occupational medicine practitioners (OMPs)

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2024
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Format: Hybrid
Location: Durban