Dr. Viviana Gómez Sánchez

President, Latin-American Association of Occupational Health, Costa Rica

Dr. Viviana Gómez Sánchez is the President of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Occupational Medicine Association- ACOMET. She is also President of the Latin American Occupational Health Association (from 2019-2021).

Dr. Gómez Sánchez is a Professor for the master’s in Occupational and Environmental Health at the Universidad Nacional-Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica.

She has been a PAHO/WHO Product Consultant on Workers Health since 2017, and the Secretary for the Central American and Caribbean Occupational Health Federation (FECACSO) for the period of 2018-2020.  

Dr. Gómez Sánchez is the Regional Leader in Latin America for the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC), and Medical Director of SERMED Corporation in Costa Rica.  


10:05 - 10:50 am EDT / 14:05 – 14:50 pm UTC / 16:05 – 16:50 pm CEST
The changing world of work and COVID-19

The employment impacts of COVID-19 in many nations have been sharp and deep, while in others they have been less severe. In all nations COVID-19 can be seen to be shaping the future world of work. In this session, panelists will describe scenarios for the pace of global employment recovery, look at the future of work organization and the growth and impact of remote working arrangements, prevention measures for essential workers, the importance of social security protections, and policy reforms that may emerge in the post-pandemic period.

Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, CEO, Social Security Organisation, Malaysia
Mr. Aminur Rashid-Repon Chowdhury, Executive Director, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, Bangladesh
Mr. Kris De Meester, Senior Advisor, Federation of Enterprises, Belgium
Dr. Viviana Gómez Sánchez, President, Latin-American Association of Occupational Health, Costa Rica
Mr. Phillip Germain, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Canada
Dr. Elizabeth Lungu-Nkumbula, Board Chairperson, ENVIS Consulting Limited, Zambia

Mr. Rakesh Patry, Director General of International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada, Canada

English, French, German, Spanish