2022 Annual Scientific Conference

2022 conference

OEMAC/CBOM 39th Annual Scientific Conference

September 11-13, 2022

Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
100 Harbour Road, Victoria BC

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OEMAC/CBOM 39th Annual Scientific Conference
September 11-13, 2022
Delta Hotels Victoria, Ocean Pointe Resort

Full Conference (member) $975.00
Full Conference (non member) $1,325.00
Full Conf. (Nurses + other disciplines) $975.00
Full Conference (full-time students and others) $450.00
Single Day - Conference (member) $375.00
Single Day - Conference (non member) $450.00
Single Day - Conference (Nurse + other discipline) $375.00
Single Day - Conference (students) $175.00


OEMAC/CBOM reserves the right to change speakers or modify program content.

A refund (less $200 administration fee) will be made out only if notice of cancellation is received in writing by June 30, 2022.

No refunds will be made after June 30, 2022. A charge of $50 will be levied for NSF cheques.



For more information contact Michelle Penner, Event Manager
mpenner@oemac.org | 204-975-8202

Schedule is subject to change and will be updated regularly.


Sunday, September 11
Pre-Conference: OEMAC/CBOM (CBOM Exams)

8:00 am – 3:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 9:45 am Bridging the Gap Between Primary Care and Occupational Medicine – Dr. Sonya Malone
9:45 am – 10:15 am Taking an Occupational History – Dr. Aditi Amin
10:15 am – 10:30 am Panel Discussion with Dr. Sonya Malone and Dr. Aditi Amin
10:30 am – 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am Occupational Cancers – Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders – Dr. J. Paul Thompson
12:15 pm – 12:30pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau and Dr. J. Paul Thompson
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss – Dr. Sebastian Straube
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Fitness to Work for Safety Sensitive Jobs – Dr. Chris Stewart-Patterson and Dr. Pierre Paul Lizotte
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Sebastian Straube and Dr. Chris Stewart-Patterson and Dr. Pierre Paul Lizotte
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Networking Break
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Evolution and Educational Impact of the Foundations Course in Occupational Medicine – Dr. Alfredo Tura and Dr. Sebastian Straube
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Pathways and Occupational Resources in Family Practice – Dr. Tracy Monk
4:20 pm – 4:45 pm The Future of Occupational Medicine in Primary Care: an update on post graduate training in BC with a unique collaboration between UBC and WorkSafeBC – Dr. Alfredo Tura and Dr. Olivia Sampson
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Sebastian Straube, Dr. Tracy Monk, Dr. Alfredo Tura, and Dr. Olivia Sampson
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception and Poster Presentations
(included in full conference and Sunday Single Day registrations only)

Monday, September 12
Conference Day 1: OEMAC/CBOM

7:00 am – 3:30 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am Opening Remarks
8:15 am – 9:00 am Medical Cannabis and Fitness For Duty: The ABCs of CBD and THC – Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler
9:00 am – 9:45 am Computerized Vestibular Retraining for Certain Types of Post-Concussive Dizziness – Dr. Eytan A. David
9:45 am – 10:15 am Panel Discussion with Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler and Dr. Eytan A. David
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break and Network with Exhibitors
10:30 am – 11:15 am Duty to Report? Germanwings Flight 9525, Fitness to Fly and Other Considerations Pertaining to Mental Health and Aviation Safety – Dr. Harry Karlinsky
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Military Occupational Stressors and Trauma - Prevention, Treatment and Recovery – Dr. Andrea Tuka
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Harry Karlinsky and Dr. Andrea Tuka
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and CBOM Annual General Meeting
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm CBOM Memorial Lecture: Occupational Medicine: the Past, the Present, and the Future, A Personal Reflection – Dr. Sidney Siu
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm The Role of WorkSafeBC during the Pandemic – Gordon Harkness
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Sidney Siu and Gordon Harkness
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break and Network with Exhibitors
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Worksite Educational Tours

  • Point Hope Maritime
  • Mcloughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm OEMAC Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet
What, you are doing that Race to Alaska (R2AK) thing again? Reality check, adventures, and aging – Janice Mason and Ian Graeme

Tuesday, September 13
Main Conference Day 2: OEMAC/CBOM

7:00 am – 1:30 pm Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am Opening Remarks
8:15 am – 9:00 am Environmental Public Health, Occupational Health, and the Ties That Bind Us – Dr. Sarah Henderson
9:00 am – 9:45 am Occupational Contact Dermatitis: a clinical approach – Dr. Sami Youakim
9:45 am – 10:15 am Panel Discussion with Dr. Sarah Henderson and Dr. Sami Youakim
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break and Network with Exhibitors
10:30 am – 11:15 am Occupational Diving – Dr. Neilson McLean
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Indoor and Partially Enclosed Overdose Prevention Sites: lessons learned – Keith Dodd, Molly Mastel, and Dr. Sandra Allison
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Neilson McLean, Keith Dodd, Molly Mastel, and Dr. Sandra Allison
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch and OEMAC Annual General Meeting
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Mastromatteo Oration: The “E” in OEMAC  – Dr. Ray Copes
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Pearls and Pitfalls in Occupational and Environmental Medicine – panel led by Dr. Sidney Siu
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Closing Remarks

For more information contact Michelle Penner, Event Manager
mpenner@oemac.org | 204-975-8202


Aditi Amin BA, BSc(Hons), MPH, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Aditi Amin completed her undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature and Life Sciences at Queen’s University. She subsequently completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of British Columbia and her Medical Doctor degree at the University of Calgary. She is a Royal College of Physicians of Canada (RCPC) certified Specialist in Internal Medicine (IM) and Subspecialist in Occupational Medicine (OM) and completed her Residency training in both at the University of Alberta.
The majority of her practice is focused in Calgary and the surrounding areas of Canmore and Banff. Her practice is diverse and includes: working in clinic, hospital and long-term care settings; working with vulnerable populations (i.e., inner city, homeless, refugee/immigrant); providing independent consultations for to various insurers; and providing contracted services to Occupational Health and Safety divisions within organizations (e.g., Alberta Health Services, Calgary Police Services) as well as Occupational Health and Safety service providers (e.g., Precede Occupational Health Services). She remains involved in advocacy through the Alberta Medical Association’s Health Issues Council and community service through Board-work with a Calgary theatre society.
Dr. Amin has a special interest in toxicology and addictions, and is currently pursuing additional continuing medical education and certification in these areas. She has also completed graduatelevel coursework in Medical Education and received an award for teaching. She currently serves on the RCPC OM Examination Board, teaches in the Undergraduate Medical Education program at the University of Calgary, and remains involved in Medical Education research.
Alfredo Tura MD, CCFP, ACBOM
• Family physician in general practice
• UBC Family Practice Program: Lead Faculty and Director of the UBC IMG program wide orientation and transition to residency programs
• WorksafeBC Medical Advisor
• UBC Clinical Professor.
• Special interests: resident education. Occupational and environmental medicine in primary care. Family physician and lead/facilitator for the Foundation Course for occupational medicine in family practice.
• Involved with the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice and chair of the Emergency preparedness committee
Dr. Tura enjoys sailing and playing soccer
LCol Andrea Tuka MD, FRCPC
LCol Tuka graduated from Medical School in Budapest, Hungary. She enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in 2000. After completing the Family Practice Residency Program at University of British Columbia, she served as a General Duty Medical Officer at 1 Field Ambulance in Edmonton. During that time, she was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2004/05. Following that, she completed the Psychiatry Postgraduate Program at University of British Columbia in 2009. She was deployed to Kandahar Airfield as a Military Psychiatrist in 2010. She has been appointed as a Chief Psychiatrist of the Canadian Armed Forces in 2021. She has been also serving as Clinical Leader of the Operational Trauma Stress Support Center at the Navy Base in Victoria BC and oversees the mental health related prevention activities as well as the provided mental health care for Canadian Armed Forces personnel stationed in British Columbia.
C. Stewart-Patterson MD, CCBOM, CISAM, MRO
Dr. Stewart-Patterson has practiced Occupational medicine since 1989. He specializes in medical and psychiatric fitness to work evaluations for safety critical/sensitive occupations such as railway, high pressure pipeline workers, fire, police and correction officers. He has lectured internationally on fitness to work and malingering including a series of lectures at Harvard Medical School. He was the lead author of the ACOEM Law Enforcement Officer Substance Use Disorder return to work guides and the ACOEM IME guides. Dr. Stewart-Patterson was a past CME course director of “Medical Fitness to Return to Work” for Harvard Medical School. He is a past clinical senior lecturer in Occupational Medicine at Wellington School of Medicine in New Zealand. He has conducted over a 1,000 IMEs and disability evaluations for employers, unions, law firms, Worker’s Compensation Boards and insurers Recently he has been highly involved in COVID-19 related accommodation consultation for employers including the effects of “Long COVID”.
Eytan A. David MD, FRCSC, Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Dr. Eytan David is a Consultant Surgeon, Otologist, Neuro-Otologist and Skull Base surgeon at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.  He completed his Otolaryngology residency at Western University in 2001, having received research awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Triologic Society Eastern Section.  He continued to pursue a Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the University of Toronto. Eytan returned to Vancouver in 2002 as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of British Columbia and Lions Gate Hospital. His clinical practice is restricted hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders.  With his latest chapter on Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery in Gray’s Surgical Anatomy (2020), there has been a return to publishing on auditory vestibular topics including vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, dizziness, and peripheral vestibular deficits.
Gordon Harkness B.Sc., CRSP
Gordon Harkness is currently working as Director of WorkSafeBC’s Risk Analysis Unit. He received his first undergraduate degree from Napier University, Edinburgh, in biological sciences with a focus on ergonomics and human factors. His second degree, in environmental health, is from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Harkness has approximately 27 years of experience in public and occupational health and safety. He received an award from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) for work carried out to reduce the risk of violence to operators of low-income accommodation. He holds the UK National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. He has also recently achieved his MBA designation.
Harry Karlinsky MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Harry Karlinsky was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and obtained his M.D. from the University of Manitoba, his specialty degree in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from the University of Toronto and his Masters in Neuroscience degree from the University of London, England. He is currently a Clinical Professor within UBC’s Department of Psychiatry and the Psychiatric Consultant for WorkSafeBC.
Dr Karlinsky has a long involvement with various professional and public education initiatives, including his role as the founding and ongoing Director of the award-winning Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series http://www.framesofmind.ca.
Honours include Baycrest Hospital's Munk Geriatric Award; a Lady Davis Visiting Professor Fellowship, Technion University, Israel; the CPA/COPCE Award for outstanding Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activity within Canada; the Lil Hewton Bursary Award to conduct archival research related to the history of psychiatry, and the inaugural UBC Faculty of Medicine Innovation in CME award.
Dr Karlinsky is also an alumnus of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. His first novel, The Evolution of Inanimate Objects was longlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. His most recent novel is titled The Stonehenge Letters, and in a roundabout way, addresses why Sigmund Freud failed to win a Nobel Prize.
J Paul Thompson MD MSc FRCSC
Janice Mason, OLY, MD and Ian Graeme, RPF
Janice Mason and Ian Graeme are Team Oaracle, a duo that has the most adventure credits for Race to Alaska, having completed the adventure 3 times together in human-powered boats and separately on sailboats with other crews. R2AK describes them as ‘R2AK’s first date turned perpetual team entry. They met on the race and have kept at it ever since. Rowboats, kayaks, and whatever they decide to do next, Team Oaracle has our vote for most likely to succeed’.
Janice is a former Olympic rower for Canada, World Champion, mom and retired WSBC physician manager. Ian has a resume packed with sailing adventures, trips along the BC coast, and rumor has it he learned to row in order to meet women; he is also a retired forester and natural resource manager. Together they will share their experiences in What, you are doing that R2AK thing again? Reality check, adventures and aging.
Keith.Dodd@worksafebc.com | Keith is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Hygiene Officer in his 6th year, based in the Victoria Regional Office. He is assigned as the primary officer for the region covering the healthcare and education sectors. During his time with WorkSafeBC Keith has been working closely with Regional Health Authorities, and the various organizations providing housing and overdose prevention support within the community environment. This work has been focused on both violence & musculoskeletal injury prevention, as well as addressing worker exposure to hazardous substances when responding to overdoses at housing sites and working within overdose prevention sites (both injection and inhalation).Keith came to WorkSafeBC with an MSc in Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. He started his early career as a nurse in Canada, followed by 5 years in the French Foreign Legion as a medic, and then spent 16 years working in a number of different countries in north, east and west Africa (pre-hospital care, emergency response, OHSE).
Melissa Snider-Adler MD, CCFP(AM), MRO (AAMRO), DABAM, FASAM
Dr. Snider-Adler is the Chief Medical Review Officer for DriverCheck and practices as an Addiction Medicine Physician. She is certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Snider-Adler currently practices addiction medicine in Ontario and is an Assistant Professor at Queen's University Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Snider-Adler is considered an expert in the field of substance use in the workplace as well alcohol and drug testing for safety sensitive workplaces. As such, she is often asked to provide expert opinions, reports and testimony for arbitrations, hearings and court cases across Canada. Dr. Snider-Adler speaks to workplaces and at various conferences in Canada and the US regarding the impact of recreational cannabis, cannabis for medical purposes, workplace substance use, and addiction prevention and treatment.
Molly Mastel CIH
Molly is a current master’s student at the University of British Columbia Occupational and Environmental Hygiene program. She received her bachelors in environmental health from the University of Washington. She has a varied resume that includes: public health education; safety and emergency preparedness in school settings; land use change research; and indoor air quality consulting.
Olivia Sampson MD, MPH, CCFP, RCPSC
Completed MD and Family Medicine at McGill University and worked as a family physician for some 20 yrs. Has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley; research and faculty development fellowship in Family & Community Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco; completed a second residency at UBC in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and is Board certified with the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Olivia has been with WorkSafeBC since 2015.
Pierre-Paul Lizotte Bsc, Bsc(Med), MD, CCFP, CCBOM
I am an occupational health and family physician. After obtaining my MD from University of Manitoba in 2011, I completed residency in Family Medicine along with additional training at UBC. I currently provide Occupational services at the Mariner's Clinic/Promedicals in Vancouver, BC since 2014. The Mariner's clinic provides medical care to mariner's on international freighter ships along with fitness evaluations. I am also Transport Canada Marine Examiner providing evaluations of individuals requiring work onboard and provide IMEs for the Marine Industry. I also perform pre-employment and periodic evaluations for other safety sensitive occupations such as Rail and Law Enforcement personnel and others. In addition to this, I also work as full service family doctor and occupational physician in communities of Nunavut.
Quentin Durand-Moreau MD
Quentin Durand-Moreau is an Assistant Professor in the division of Preventive Medicine, Director of Post-Graduate Occupational Medicine programs (Subspecialty residency, Enhanced Skills, and Fellowship) at the University of Alberta, and Occupational Medicine Specialist at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic (Kaye Edmonton Clinic). He is qualified in Occupational Medicine (Angers, France, 2013), and holds degrees in Industrial toxicology and Addiction Medicine. He has been trained in Work Psychology in CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris). He is currently co-chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health Scientific Committee on Work, Organizational and Psychosocial factors (ICOH-WOPS), and the ICOH National Secretary for Canada. He is a member of the Council of Scientific Affairs of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the French Society for Occupational Health (Société Française de Santé au Travail, SFST). He is the Medical Education representative of the Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada (OMSOC). He is regularly participating in international working groups on work-related mental disorders. His other topics of interest and research include Occupational Cancers and Covid work-related issues.
Dr. Ray Copes, MD, MSc, FCBOM
Ray Copes completed his medical and postgraduate training at McGill, Western and the University of Toronto.
After completing his training, he worked as an occupational medicine physician in Alberta in industry and for the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Division (the OHS regulator).
He subsequently moved to BC where he worked as a consultant in environmental health, risk assessment and toxicology for the BC Ministry of Health. He later moved to BCCDC where he was the first Medical Director of Environmental Health and Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.
In 2009 he was recruited to the newly formed Public Health Ontario where he was Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health; a position he held until 2020.
During his career, Ray has been extensively involved in research and teaching, primarily through UBC and through the U of T.
Sami Youakim MSc, FRCP (Occupational Medicine)
I retired in January 2022.
Prior to that, I worked as an occupational medicine consultant in private practice and at WorkSafeBC.
I was also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC and the Director of the Occupational Medicine Clinic at the Vancouver General Hospital.
Sandra Allison MD, MPH, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPC
Dr. Sandra Allison is the Medical Health Officer for Central Island, joining Island Health in November 2020. Sandra graduated from medical school and residency training in Manitoba; she completed family medicine certification and fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. As a family physician and a specialist in public health and preventive medicine, Sandra has been closely involved in the drug poisoning crisis for over 10 years, working with health system, partners, community, and people who use substances to create solutions to this public health emergency.
Sandra has been supporting teams in Island Health respond to the shifting trend of substance use from injection to inhalation.
Sarah B. Henderson PhD
Dr. Sarah Henderson is the Scientific Director of Environmental Health Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control, and Scientific Director of the National Collaboration Centre for Environmental Health. She oversees a broad program of applied research, surveillance, and knowledge translation to support evidence-based environmental health policy and practice in BC and across Canada. Dr. Henderson loves big data, environmental public health, and helping stakeholders get the answers they need.
Sebastian Straube BM, BCh, MA (Oxon), DPhil
Sebastian Straube holds degrees in Medicine and Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford (England) where he also did his DPhil (PhD). After clinical work and research at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Dr. Straube joined the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. There he completed his Habilitation (German postdoctoral qualification) and his postgraduate medical training in the specialties of Occupational Medicine and Social Medicine. Dr. Straube was an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Göttingen until he took up his current post in the Division of Preventive Medicine of the University of Alberta's Department of Medicine in 2014. He was appointed as Division Director for Preventive Medicine in 2016 and promoted to Full Professor in 2019. He is the Director of the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine.
In addition to be a specialist in Occupational Medicine qualified in both Canada and US, Dr. Siu is also a Professional Engineer in chemical engineering. He is a Certified Toxicologist and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. He obtained the Master of Public Health degree in Aug. 2021.He provides consultations and expert opinions in Occupational Health and in Industrial Hygiene to industry, workers, law enforcement agencies, compensation boards, universities, hospitals, and lawyers.He served as the chair of the Occupational Health Section of the OMA (2002-2004), during which time, he was heavily involved with pandemic planning.He was the president of the OEMAC from 2014-2015. Now he is a board member of CBOM. He is the president elected for OMSOC.He has been involved with the planning committee in most of the past OEMAC Conference and “Day in Occupational Medicine” at the Ontario Medical Association.He is a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and active in the Emergency Response Planning Guideline Committee.He is currently a member of the BioAerosols Working Group (BAWG) with the Canadian Standards Association for the Respirator Selection Guidelines (CAN/CSA- Z94.4)He is an adjunct professor at Western University and a tutor for the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine at the University of Alberta.In his free time, he acts as a Coroner for the Province of Ontario.
Sonya Malone MD, CCFPC, BSc, BEd
Dr. Sonya Malone is a family physician who completed her medical training at the University of Ottawa. She has worked in various primary care environments including comprehensive family medicine, community palliative care, student health, public health, and the coroner system. Dr. Malone is an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario, where she teaches medical students and residents. Her primary didactic teaching topic is the provision of gender-affirming care for trans and non-binary patients. In the last year, Dr. Malone began training in Occupational Medicine. She has an interest in the collaborative relationship between primary care and occupational medicine providers in order to support workplace safety and employee well-being. Dr. Malone is employed by Western University where she has worked as a front-line primary care physician, an occupational medicine consultant, as well as an administrative leader. She was a recipient of the university’s prestigious Award of Excellence in 2021.
Tracy Monk MD
Dr. Tracy Monk is a Family Doctor in Burnaby / Coquitlam. She graduated from McGill medical school in 1987. She is the Faculty Lead for the UBC Centre for Relationship Based Care and Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice. She is the Physician Lead for the Provincial Pathways website and sits on the General Practitioner Services Committee (GPSC).

For more information contact Michelle Penner, Event Manager
mpenner@oemac.org | 204-975-8202

Accreditation for the OEMAC-CBOM 39th Annual Scientific Conference
Accreditation application for 20 hours has been submitted. Approval is pending.
Continuing Professional Development Accreditation
This activity has been accredited for up to 18.25 MOC Section 1 and Mainpro+ credits.
Earn up to 18.25 MOC Section 1/Mainpro+ credits.
The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 18.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 18.25 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.
CFPC Session ID: 198026-001
Welcome Social
Sunday, September 11 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harbour Room, Foyer, and Patio
Annual General Meeting for CBOM
Monday, September 12, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Worksite Education Tours
Tour #1 –  McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (bus departs hotel at 3:40 pm & returns by 5:30 pm)
Tour Costs: $25 per person
Please note: Participants must wear closed toed shoes and long sleeve shirts. Additional PPE will be supplied.
The Wastewater Treatment Project includes a tertiary wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. The treatment plant is designed to minimize visual impacts from the water and includes a multi-level green roof, mature landscaping, an observation deck, and education space.
Construction is now complete at the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant can treat 108 megalitres of wastewater per day from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations to a tertiary level - one of the highest levels of treatment available.
For more information about the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant
visit Current Capital Projects | CRD
Tour #2  Point Hope Maritime
Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (guests will depart the hotel for a short walk to the site at 3:40 pm & return by 5:30 pm)
Tour Costs: $15 per person
Please note: Comfortable shoes and outdoor walking for weather should be considered for this tour.
Point Hope Maritime’s full-service shipyard is strategically located on the harbour in Victoria, B.C., Canada. For over a hundred years, Point Hope Maritime has played a key role in the commercial and industrial activities of the Port of Victoria by servicing visiting vessels in our safe harbor. From 1873 to now, we continue to repair and refit all types of Commercial and Private vessels.
We work to the highest professional standards in the Pacific Northwest and have been successful by focusing on efficient high-quality service of these vessels by our skilled employees. The shipyard invests heavily in infrastructure improvements, environmental upgrades and maintains a focus on safe operations.
Our extensive facilities include a Marine Railway, 15,000 square foot climate-controlled assembly shed for specialized steel and aluminum fabrication, plus access to fully equipped metal fabrication and machine shop in United Engineering Ltd, also a Ralmax Group Company.
For more information about Point Hope Maritime
visit https://pointhopemaritime.com/
OEMAC Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet
Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Reception at 6:30 pm (Arbutus Foyer)
Dinner at 7:30 pm (Arbutus Ballroom)
Additional tickets for the Gala Dinner are available for $150 each.
Annual General Meeting for OEMAC
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 12:15 pm

For more information contact Michelle Penner, Event Manager
mpenner@oemac.org | 204-975-8202

2022 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsor: Alberta Medical Association

2022 Exhibitors

Alberta Medical Association – Section of Occupational Medicine
Booth #5
DriverCheck Inc.
Booth #7
Last Door Recovery Centre
Booth #6
Respiratory Homecare Canada
Booth #4
Sunshine Coast Health Centre
Booth #3
Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta Research Program
Booth #1
Booth #2

Floor Plan

For more information contact Michelle Penner, Event Manager
mpenner@oemac.org | 204-975-8202

OEMAC - Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada