Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada

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The Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada (OMSOC) is a non-profit organization representing occupational medicine specialists, established in 2006 and based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Its first annual general meeting was in 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the National Specialty Society for occupational medicine specialists in Canada. The founding president is Dr. Michael Schweigert (2006–2010).

The mission of OMSOC is to promote and enhance the medical specialty practice of occupational medicine in Canada, a specialty recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and to act as the Canadian voice for that specialty. OMSOC also accredits continuing medical education for occupational medicine specialty events.

OMSOC supports national health policy having been a contributor to the Canadian Choosing Wisely effort.



  • Dr. Ken Corbet - President (2015 - )
  • Dr. Aaron Thompson - Secretary (2010 - )


  • Dr. Steve Tsekrekos
  • Dr. Neils Koehncke
  • Dr. Tom Lawley
  • Dr. Ron Dykeman
  • Dr. Ihor Taraschuk

Past Presidents[edit]

  • Dr. Ken Corbet (current)
  • Dr. Joan Saary (2012-2015)
  • Dr. Bruce McGoveran (2010-2012)
  • Dr. Michael Schweigert (2006–2010)

Annual General Meetings[edit]

Annual general meetings are held in various locations (usually) across Canada to promote the education of occupational medicine specialists. Meeting locations:

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