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Chronic Disease Webinars

 

We are expanding our webinar series to address all chronic health conditions including chronic pain that impact work and health.  Our current selection of webinars provide credible information for people living with pain relevant their families, health professionals, labour representatives and employers.  Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on self-management, new research on pain management, tips for staying at work, or returning to work. Whether you are involved in volunteer work, paid work, or care giving these webinars will keep you abreast of current research and its practical application.

Our speakers include academic researchers, pharmacists, clinicians and health educators who volunteer their time to provide you with the latest research findings and their application.

We thank our program partners, education advisory committee, and speakers who contribute to this webinar series. For our chronic pain webinars we would like to thank Pain BC and SPOR Chronic Pain Network who participate in program planning. We would also like to thank the Government of British Columbia for their annual support.

​Please enjoy these webinars.  If you like what we do please consider becoming a member.


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This series is partially funded by the Province of BC  through the Community Gaming Grants, WWDPI memberships and donations. 
 
WWDPI does not accept sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies.

Webinar Recordings

 

Upcoming Webinars ​​

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Live Event: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM ET, 4:30 PM BT
Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, PhD-Senior Research Fellow, Keele University, UK
The pain and disability caused by musculoskeletal conditions result in substantial loss of quality of life, accounting for 21% of the total years lived with disability worldwide. This has considerable impact on healthcare systems.
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Live Event: Wednesday, September 11 at 4:00 PM PT, 7: PM ET, Thursday, September 12 at 9:00 AM AET
Catherine Andrew, PhD-Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health & Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia and Certified Practicing Ergonomist, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Australia
More details coming soon...

Webinar Recordings 

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July 2019
JianLi Wang, Ph.D.-Senior Scientist, Director. Work & Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health Research
Employees with depressive symptoms report more days absent from work and less productivity while at work than those without symptoms. In this webinar, learn about which interventions are most effective in preventing depression and reducing its symptoms.
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May 2019
Alessia Negrini, PhD-Researcher, Occupational Health Psychology, IRSST, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, and Associate Researcher, Centre de Recherche CSSS Champlain—Charles-Le Moyne
In this webinar the most frequent and effective supervisor contributions to the RTW process (before and during the absence, and during the return to work preparations) of employees diagnosed with depression will be presented.
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April 2019
M. Gloria González-Morales, PhD-Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada, and Research Director of the Occupational Health and Positive Psychology Lab, and co-founder of the Centre for Workers' Health and Well-Being.
This webinar will describe the basics of the stress experience, and explain how can we set up workplaces to promote challenges, that help employees to perform and grow.
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April 2019
Susanne M. Bruyère, PhD, CRC-Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University ILR School
This webinar provides an overview of effective workplace practices and policies known to maximize disability inclusive recruitment and hiring, resulting in a higher likelihood of successfully increasing individuals with disabilities in your workforce.
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April 2019
Andrew McCombie, PhD-Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand
This webinar will present current research evidence on the impacts of IBD on work abilities and the types of resources that employees are seeking to assist them in maintaining employment despite their chronic disease.
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April 2019
Hilary Weaver, DSW (Lakota)-Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
This webinar explores meanings of disability within Native American cultures followed by an exploration of the disproportionate impact of disabilities in Native American populations and description of the impact of the colonial context.
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March 2019
Jodi Oakman, PhD and Tea Lallukka, PhD-Associate Professor, Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, La Trobe University and Adjunct professor, Academy Research Fellows
This webinar will present current research evidence on the impacts of pain on work abilities and the types of resources that employees are seeking to assist them in maintaining employment despite their persistent pain.
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February 2019
Heid Nøkleby, PhD and Kristin Vold Hjerpås-Researcher in the Division of Health Services at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Directorate
This will be a presentation of a systematic review of international research on the effects of Supported Employment, included Individual Placement and Support (IPS), supported by experiences from Norway.
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February 2019
Sietske Tamminga, PhD and Michiel Greidanus, PhD Stud.-Assistant professor and PhD Student at the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, the Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
In this interactive webinar, health professionals, cancer survivors, employers and other stakeholders, will take home practical tips on how to enhance work participation of cancer survivors from an employer’s point of view.
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February 2019
Fergal O'Hagan, PhD-Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, ​Trent University, Registered Kinesiologist, College of Kinesiologists, Ontario and Disability Management & Professional Development Consultant, Lifemark Health​ ​
This webinar will focus on ways to support working age individuals with cardiovascular disease in order for them to enjoy a safe, rewarding and productive work life.
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Diane Lacaille, MD, FRCPC, MHSc-Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia, and Senior Research Scientist at the Arthritis Research Canada
Dr Lacaille will share her expertise as a rheumatologist and scientist, review relevant literature, including her own research findings, and provide practical advice for workers, health care professionals, and employers to support workers with arthritis.
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Linda Sharp, PhD-Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University, UK​
This webinar will discuss the experiences of work participation after cancer in people who are self-employed – an area which has largely been neglected in research.
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October 2018
Ziv Amir, PhD-University of Salford · School of Health Sciences
Given the importance of the role-played by the employer in managing their employees affected by cancer, this webinar explores the factors affecting this role, using evidence derived from a systematic review of the literature.
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Joan L. Bottorff PhD and John L. Oliffe, PhD-University of British Columbia
Presentation of findings from a project that engaged Indigenous men and key stakeholders in guiding cultural adaptations to a smoking cessation program for fathers. This research provides a model for developing gender-specific health programs with men.
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Saskia Duijts, PhD-Program Leader, Oncology - University Medical Center in Groning, NL
What is the state of ‘cancer and work’ research, and what are the necessary next steps? This question as well as ‘are we getting any closer to sustained employability of cancer survivors’ will be addressed.
The Costs and Benefits of Recruiting and Retaining People with Mental Illness
September 2018
Rebecca Gewurtz PhD and Krista Benes -Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University and Program Manager, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Join Rebecca Gewurtz from McMaster University and Krista Benes from the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we explore the business case for hiring and retaining individuals with a mental illness.
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Kimberly Jinnett, PhD-Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Learn about the connections between work and health, and current research on improving worker health. This work has been featured in a special issue of Health Affairs.
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Carol Cancelliere, PhD-Post-Doctoral Fellow - UOIT-CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
By synthesizing evidence from 56 systematic reviews on factors influencing RTW outcomes across health conditions, the findings have implications for workers, healthcare professional, work-disability professional, supervisors, employers and insurers.
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Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, PhD-Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Alberta
This webinar describes the common challenges employees with arthritis face at work, and the strategies they use to maintain employment.
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Lauren Strober, PhD-Senior Research Scientist, Kessler Foundation
More effective management of symptoms and work place accommodations can greatly assist individuals with MS in staying in the workforce.
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Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH-President and Founder, Webility Corporation​​
This fast-moving and practically-oriented session gives physicians a brief overview of simple concepts, tools and resources that provide useful guidance in making decisions about their patients’ sickness absence and return to work.
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Alison Collins, PhD-Lecturer, Lancaster University, UK
As employees, we sometimes go into work despite not feeling well, known as sickness presenteeism. But what are the consequences of sickness presenteeism on our health and wellbeing?
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June 2018
Eleonor Fransson, PhD-Associate Professor School of Health and Welfare, ​ Jönköping University, Sweden
This webinar will present what is known about established risk factors for stroke and what has been found in recent research on the associations between psychosocial work environment and the risk for stroke.
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June 2018
Nancy Carnide PhD-Post-Doctoral Research Fellow , Institute for Work & Health
The use of opioids for low back pain is a controversial practice and their impact on work-related outcomes should be an important consideration.
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May 2018
​Jodi Oakman, PhD-Associate Professor, Head of Department, Public Health​
Work place risk management of musculoskeletal disorders need to change. A substantial evidence base supports the role of psychosocial and physical hazards in the development of MSDs but this has not translated into practice.
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April 2018
Lana Barry, BA, BEd, MEd and Sherry Lynch, BA, MSW-University of Victoria
Dealing with chronic conditions on a daily basis can affect one’s emotional, physical and mental well-being. As a result, it is essential to learn different strategies to live a healthier life with chronic conditions.
​Chronic Migraine in Primary Care​​
April 2018
Werner Becker, MD-Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Chronic migraine causes significant disability for many people so it is important that it be appropriately diagnosed and treated.
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April 2018
Arif Jetha, PhD-Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
A chronic episodic disease can be a source of unpredictability that add to the challenges Millennials face in finding and sustaining employment.
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March 2018
Paul A. Farnan MD-Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia
North American workplaces are increasingly challenged with how to address prescription and over-the-counter medication use by employees, while ensuring a safe working environment.
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February 2018
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP-Chief, UW Division of Pain Medicine
Treatment of chronic pain requires “multimodal analgesia,” a management plan that often requires pharmacological as well as nondrug therapies, and very importantly large measures of clinician guided patient self-management.
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