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.
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.
Jarna Pasanen, PhD (cand.)-Teacher, Faculty of Management, University of Tampere, Finland
This webinar will discuss about the probabilities, permanence and connections between return to work (RTW), inability to work and rehabilitation after a severe occupational injury.
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.
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.
Kent Anger, PhD-Professor & Associate Director, Applied Research Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Director, Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center
Workplace Total Worker Health (TWH) intervention research was examined to determine how well the Hierarchy of Controls prioritization strategy was applied. The majority employed control tactics or methods classified as Educate.
Chidiebere Ogbonnaya, PhD-Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management, University of Sussex Business School
Workplaces that support staff through training, clear role descriptions, reasonable work demands, and other high quality work practices are also characterized by high levels of wellbeing and better performance outcomes.
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.
Susan Peters, PhD-Research Fellow Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health
Explore the complex factors that influence return-to-work following a work-related injury, with a focus on workers who have had work-related upper extremity injuries – from the perspective of stakeholders involved in the return-to-work process.
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.
Mark Bryan PhD -Reader in Economics, University of Sheffield
People who lose their jobs lose their incomes. But what are the broader effects of unemployment on the wellbeing of individuals and their families?
Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH-President and Founder, Webility Corporation
This webinar will focus on what workers, employers and claims payers can do to help increase the accuracy and helpfulness of physician guidance in the SAW/RTW process.
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.
Ewan B Macdonald, MD-Professor & Head of the Healthy Working Lives Group Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
While ill health is a common cause of worklessness it is also the case that worklessness contributes to ill health and this seminar will explore the consequences of worklessness for health and wellbeing.
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.
Glorian Sorensen, PhD-Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
This presentation will describe an approach to protecting and promoting worker safety and health through improvements in the conditions of work, including the physical work environment as well as the organization of work.
Marloes Vooijs, PhD (cand.)-Coronel Instituut voor Arbeid en Gezondheid - Coronel Institute of Occupational Health (K0-109)
Marloes Vooijs, researcher at the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health in Amsterdam, presents her research focusing on the perspectives of people with a chronic disease regarding their role in work participation.
Ellen MacEachen, PhD-Associate Professor / Associate Director, Graduate Research Programs, University of Waterloo
This presentation will provide a qualitative researcher’s lens on three main challenges found when researchers and stakeholders measure RTW.
Sara Saunders, PhD-Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Occupational Therapy Program with McGill University
This webinar will explore the meaningfulness of work for people living with long-term work disability and chronic pain, and the role meaning plays in return to work effort.
Anne Foreman, PhD-Associate Service Fellow Health Effects Laboratory Division National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dogs can be a welcome addition to the work environment, but careful consideration should precede their introduction.
Cherisse L. Seaton, PhD and John L. Oliffe, PhD-University of British Columbia
This webinar describes a new workplace mental wellness program for men (“HEADS Up”), based on a systematic review of the literature and recommendations from working men and workplace representatives.
Lynn E. Shaw, PhD, OT(Reg)NS-Professor and Director and Assistant Dean Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University
An overview of the importance of collaboration among stakeholders in RTW will start this session. The primary focus will be on what is known in the literature about employers and supervisors needs in the hiring and retention of persons with disabilties
Monday, August 14 at 4:00 pm PDT, 7:00 pm EDT
Ian Cameron, PhD-Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney
Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an important cause of death and disability worldwide. There is increasing knowledge of factors associated with recovery and these are largely psychosocial in nature, with some biological aspects.
Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), FCAHS, FACRM and Dr.Tatyana Mollayeva MD PhD-Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
The focus of the presentation will be discussion of the relationship between sleep and relevant clinical and non-clinical factors and outcomes in a sample of Ontario workers with delayed recovery from an established diagnosis of wrTBI.
Douglas Gross PhD, BScPT and Joanne Park PhD, BScOT -University of Alberta
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered approach designed to facilitate behavior change.
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.
Graham Lowe -President, The Graham Lowe Group Inc.
Successful leaders have the capacity to thrive in the face of adversity and feel confident, optimistic and hopeful about the future. These traits – which can be learned – contribute to leaders' personal well-being, and a more successful organization.
Julia Kaisla - Canadian Mental Health Association – British Columbia
Julia discusses the benefits of having a Workplace Peer Support Program and the steps you can take io implement one
William S. Shaw, PhD- Senior Research Scientist, Center for Disability Research
Dr. Shaw shares highlights from recent research on the most effective policies and practices for preventing disability in the workplace.
Janet Parsons PhD, MScm, PT, BSc, BA - Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Dr. Janet Parsons discusses research on the importance and effectiveness of using drawings for health and safety messages to assist immigrant workers in staying safe. In collaboration with Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation