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Past CIRPD Conferences

Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice

June 26-27, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Hosted by: The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability
Conference Website
Conference Recordings

Isocyanates and Health: Past, Present and Future

April 3 - 4, 2013
Bolger Conference Center
Potomac, Maryland
Hosted by Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability
Conference Website 

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Chronic Pain: Evidence-based approaches for clinical care, disability prevention and claims management  

February 10 - February 12, 2011
Century Plaza Hotel
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability
Conference Website

The purpose of this conference is to present the latest research, evidence-based literature synthesis, and real world applications regarding assessment, management and prevention for musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain and disability. Information presented at the conference should be especially useful for occupational medicine, primary care and other specialist physicians and health professionals dealing with working age adults, researchers, and those involved with health policy development. The conference should also help claims managers, attorneys, and others understand how to apply an evidence–based approach in insurance claim management and medical-legal settings.
BC Summit to Prevent Needless Work Disability
November 25, 2008
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Vancouver, BC
Conference Website

The 60 Summits Project was conceived as a strategy to increase awareness of the network disability prevention guideline and catalyze the implementation of evidence-based disability prevention practices across North America.
The purposeof the Summit is to create an opportunity for key stakeholders to:
  • Participate in a needs assessment to determine disability prevention and management priorities in BC
  • Discuss the implications of the Guideline’s 16 recommendations for BC
  • Identify priorities and strategies for achieving widespread improvements in disability prevention and management practices
  • Develop concrete action plans for change in BC Form action coalitions to carry out summit plans
World Congress on Neck Pain
January 20-22, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Conference Website

Planning is underway with the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain to develop a comprehensive dissemination strategy to facilitate the dissemination and utilization of research findings on the diagnosis and management of patients with neck pain and related disorders. CIRPD is working with a coalition of government agencies, non-profit organizations, consumer organizations, and health professional organizations and other stakeholders.

Best Practices Leadership Summit Report

This paper is the final report of the Best Practices Leadership Summit which took place at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus in Vancouver on April 30, 2007.

Business Health – Employee Health Conference: Creation, Retention and Renewal – Connecting Research to Training and Practice

July 7-9, 2006
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Conference Website    

Canadian Association of Disability Management Consultants Symposium

June 12, 2003
Return To Work: A Day with Dr. Ray Baker and Dr. Alan Buchanan
CIRPD was a co-sponsor along with CADMC

Symptom, Diagnostic and Disability Validity: Improving Patient Outcomes

September 26-29, 2002
Toronto / Markham, Ontario
Conference Website  

Clinical Assessment of Dissimulation in Forensic Psychiatry

September 30, 2002
Toronto / Markham, Ontario
Conference Website  

Back Pain and Disability Congress

November 30 – December 2, 2001
New York, New York
Back Pain and Disability Conference Materials

World Congress on Whiplash-Associated Disorders

February 7-11, 1999
Vancouver, BC

World Congress on Whiplash-Associated Disorders

February 7-11, 1999
Vancouver, BC

The BC Whiplash Initiative

UBC Whiplash Initiative Website
Project Background and Results

Clinical Approaches to Spinal Disorders: Ergonomics in the Workplace, Systems of Rehabilitation, Comparing Standards for Compensation and Disability

1997
Prague, Czech Republic

Pain Emanating from the Head and Neck

1995
Banff, Alberta

Proceedings published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain

Repetitive Strain Injuries, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Current Concepts in Diagnosis, Management and Cost Containment

1994
Kelowna / Victoria / Prince George / Kamloops, BC

Teleconference held in association with the Divisions of Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, UBC, attracting 600 patients. Proceedings published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain.

Post-conference Consensus - Wolfe F. The fibromyalgia syndrome: a consensus report on fibromyalgia and disability. J Rheumatol. 1996 Mar;23(3):534-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 8832998.

Industrial Myoskeletal Disorder: Designing Prevention and Cost Effective Rehabilitation Programmes

1993
Prague, Czech Republic

Pain and Disability: Can we prevent them?

1992
University of Oxford
Oxford, England

The Worker in the Workplace, Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker

1991
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Nerves, Muscles and Joints: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

1990
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Low Back Pain: A Changing Paradigm

1988
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Common Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

1986
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

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