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.
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.
Dr. Kim Cullen and Emma Irvin-Dr. Kim Cullen, Associate Scientist, Institute for Work and Health, Emma Irvin, Director, Research Operations, Institute for Work and Health
A recent systematic review of the scientific literature suggests that to effectively help injured and ill workers return to their jobs, workplaces should offer different kinds of help that simultaneously aim to improve worker health, coordinate RTW.
Justine Leavy PhD - Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Curtin University
Dr. Leavy discusses research on the health risks of prolonged sedentary behaviour and how sit-to-stand workstations are effective in breaking up prolonged sitting time, improving work performance and mood, and positively influencing some health outcomes.
Douglas P. Gross, PhD, BScPT - Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta
Dr. Gross will discuss a recently conducted scoping review of Clinical Decision Support tools for making treatment decisions for injured workers.
November 17, 2016 - 8:30am PST, 11:30am EST
Frederieke Schaafsma, PhD - Senior Researcher, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center
Dr. Frederieke Schaafsma will present what we have learned so far regarding management of low back pain in relation to the workplace, and promising new ways to handle low back pain.
June 8, 2016
Monique Gignac, PhD-Associate Scientific Director and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health
Monique Gignac will discuss current research on understanding the interplay between accommodation and chronic diseases so employers can better retain older workers.
Sang D. Choi, PhD, CPE, CSP -Director, Center for Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Research, University of Wisconsin
In collaboration with Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation - Dr. Choi will review the literature on work-related musculoskeletal hazards and risks associated with handling overweight and obese patients.
Dwayne Van Eerd, PhD-Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto
In this webinar, Dwayne van Eerd will discuss organizational facilitators necessary for effective Participatory Ergonomics programs.
Rob Gründemann, PhD-Professor, Research Centre for Social Innovation, HU UAS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. Gründemann will present some important factors concerning the sustainable employability of workers with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Katherine Harman, PhD-Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Katherine Harman examines exercise adherence with a focus on three things that can affect the extent to which a patient will engage in an exercise program.
Stephen Bevan, PhD-Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation and Honorary Professor, Lancaster University, UK
Dr. Bevan will discuss the challenges faced by people living with chronic MSDs and how self-management principles and practices can support job retention and vocational rehabilitation.
January , 2015
Elaine Wainwright, FHEA, PhD, MSc, MBPsS, PGCE, BSc, BA-Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, Bath Spa University
Dr. Wainwright will discuss whether work is good for our health and wellbeing, and the context of moving from sickness certification to using the “Fit note” in the UK, as a movement to get more people back to work.
Ken Craig, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Psychologist Ken Craig discusses how health professionals can understand other's experience of pain.
Serena McCluskey, BSc, PhD, FHEA, Cpsychol-Chartered Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield
Dr. McCluskey will discuss the influence that significant others have on the vocational rehabilitation process for people with musculoskeletal disorders.
Kátia M. Costa-Black, PT, M.Sc., PhD-Senior Lecturer, School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria
Dr. Costa-Black will present the results of a collaborative knowledge synthesis project on core components of return-to-work interventions for workers with musculoskeletal disorders.
Howard Hamer, MD-Medical Director, Functional & Pain Program, Altum Health at the University Health Network
Dr. Hamer will show the importance of recognizing and treating chronic pain in its early stages as well as providing early interventions and support in the workplace.
Geoff Wright, PhD-Ergonomist, City of Vancouver
Ergonomist Dr. Geoff Wright will describe how seemingly small “mismatches” between the person, their computer accessories and their workstation can cause musculoskeletal discomfort and pain.
Sharon Switzer-McIntyre, BPE, BScPT, MEd, PhD-Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Dr. Switzer-McIntyre will discuss the impact of occupational disease on workers' ability to work and provide practical options to improve return to work outcomes.
William S. Shaw, PhD, P.E.-Senior Research Scientist, Center for Disability Research at Liberty Mutual Research Institute
Dr. William Shaw discusses how chronic pain self-management programs can be adapted for use in the workplace to help people with chronic diseases stay at work and improve their health and well-being.
Ivan Steenstra, PhD-Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
Dr. Steenstra discusses current research on low-back pain and return to work issues.