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Final Program 

*This program is subject to change

May 31, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Registration Available at Walter-Gage Residences

June 1, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM ​ Onsite ​Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:10AM 

Scotland's Healthy Working Lives - Improving The Health Of The Working Age Population
Presenter: Professor Ewan Macdonald​ - University of Glasgow​

9:10 AM - 9:20 AM  Q & A
​9:20 AM - 10:00 AM 

Economic Benefit For Early Intervention
​​Presenter: Professor​ Robert Gatchel​ - The University of Texas at Arlington​

​​10:00 AM - 10:15 AM ​Q & A
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM  Refreshment Break & Poster Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Early Intervention For Musculoskeletal Problems – A Toolkit For Health Professionals

Presenter: Professor Anthony Woolf​ - University of Exeter Medical School

​11:30 AM - 11:45 AM ​Q & A
​​11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Emotional Intelligence: How Can We Improve Workplace Culture And Resilience?
Presenter: Professor Debbie Cohen - Cardiff University​ 
12:15 PM  - 12:30 PM  Q & A​​​
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Lunch
Concurrent Session A
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Identifying Risk Factors/Implementation
  • Workplace Risks And Protective  Factors Findings From Systematic Reviews
  • Workplace Mental Health Assessment (WMHRA) - Sun Life Case Study
  • A Tool To Allow Workplaces To Perform Psychosocial Risk Assessments
  • Creating A Healthy Workplace - Canadian Centre For Occupational Health And Safety's Journey
Managing Uncertainty: Living and Working with an Episodic Disability in Canada Mini-Symposium
  • People With Episodic Disabilities In Canada: Who Are They And What Supports Do They Need To Obtain And Retain Employment
  • People With Episodic Disabilities Speak Out: A Survey Examining Employment And Lived Experience
  • Employment Challenges And Opportunities: A Service Provider's Perspective
  • A Policy Disconnect: Episodic Disability in Canadian Policy  ​
  • A Systematic Review Of Workplace Disability Disclosure And Requests For Accommodations Among Youth With Disabilities
Work Demands, Safety and Organization Culture
  • Psychosocial Interventions Addressing Work Demands
  • Essential Ingredients For Improving OHS Performance And Increasing Productivity
  • Safety Culture: The Missing Links
  • Creating Culturally Safe And Inclusive Employment Environments For Indigenous Peoples And Perspectives In Northern BC’s Health Care Sector
  • Long Hours And Burnout Symptoms: Does Age Matter?
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Refreshment Break & Poster Sessions
Concurrent Session B
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The EMPOWER Partnership: Creating A Framework To Foster Healthy & Productive Workplaces Workshop  
  • ​Workers-At-Risk: Conducting An Environmental Scan To Understand The Issues Facing Workers, And The Potential Organizational Supports
  • Action (Awareness And Commitment Training In Organizational Networks); Leading Healthy Workplaces
  • Abstract Synthesis And Discussion​

Employers, Human Resource Professionals, Labour Research Priorities

Facilitators: Normand Côté, Vice President and Practice Leader Organizational Psychology; Kelly Williams-Whitt, PhD Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge; Elisabeth Ballermann, , Secretary-Treasurer, National Union Public and General Employees

  • Small Group Discussion

Health Professionals and Service Providers – Information Needs and Research Priorities

Facilitators: Duncan Etches, MD MCISc, FCFP, Clinical Professor, UBC Dept of Family Practice; Shannon Wagner PhD, Professor, and Chair, School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia

  • Small Group Discussion
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Welcome Reception 

June 2, 2017 

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  Breakfast and Registration 
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM 

Collaboration Between BC Transit, Their Unions, And WorkSafeBC To Improve Return-To-Work (RTW) Outcomes: Implementation Of Work Disability Prevention Best Practices
Brian Anderson ​BC Transit
Ben Williams - Unifor Local 333BC
Dale Walker - WorkSafeBC​​

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM ​Q & A 
​9:25 AM - 10:00 AM How to build better outcomes for the return to work conversation for ​healthcare providers and employers?​

Presenter: Professor Debbie Cohen - Cardiff University

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Q & A 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM  Refreshment Break & Poster Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:​25 AM

Avoiding Workloss From Musculoskeletal Problems – A Toolkit For Employers
Presenter: Professor Anthony Woolf​ - University of Exeter Medical School

11:​25 AM - 11:35 AM ​Q & A 
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM ​The Role Of Health-Care Providers In The Workers' Compensation System And Return-To-Work Process

Presenter: Agnieszka Kosny - Institute for Work and Health​

​11:55 AM - 12:05 PM ​Q & A 
​12:05 PM - 12:35 PM The Challenges in Helping an Ageing Workforce Extend Their Working Lives

Presenter:Professor Ewan Macdonald​ - University of Glasgow​

​​12:35 PM - 12:45 PM

​Q & A 

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Networking Groups
Concurrent Sessions C 
2:00 PM- 3:30 PM 

Musculoskeletal Health

  • Current Evidence To Guide Low Back Pain Interventions In Occupational Settings
  • Impact Of The Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (QHES) On Adverse Physical And Psychosocial Work Factors And Work-Related Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Psychosocial Interventions Addressing Physical Activity and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • A Qualitative Study Exploring Participants' Perception Of The Making It Work Program, An Online Program To Help People With Inflammatory Arthritis Maintain Employment

Healthcare Stream

  • Promoting Health Providers' Exercise And Health To Promote The Wellbeing Of Both Providers And Patients
  • Supporting Nurses' Physical And Psychological Health In Their Efforts To Provide Safe, Quality Patient Care In Today's Hospital Work Environments
  • Identifying Disability Episodes Prescribed Opioids Contrary To Evidence-Based Guidelines And The Impact On Disability Durations
  • Impaired Practitioners: A Comparison Of Disciplinary And Non-Disciplinary Approaches In The United States 
  • Supporting  Health Professional Communication About

Mental Health

  • New Directions In Building The Business Case For Employing People With Mental Illness: A Study In Progress
  • Work-Related PTSD And Return-To-Work
  • Mental Health Work Disabilities: Manulife's Program For Return-To-Work
  • Impact Of The Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (QHES) On Adverse Psychosocial Work Factors And Psychological Distress Among Employees Of Ten Organizations
  • Balancing Work, Life, And Disability: "It's A Square Peg, Round Hole, Kind Of Thing."
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Refreshment Break & Poster Sessions
Concurrent Sessions D 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing Compliments Work Rehabilitation Practice With Injured Workers Workshop

  • Motivational Interviewing Facilitates Improved And Sustainable Return-To-Work Outcomes F​or Injured Workers: Results Of A Cluster Randomized Control Trial

Men At Work: Men-Friendly Approaches To Workplace Health Promotion

  • POWERPLAY – A Men-Friendly Workplace Health Promotion Program
  • HEADS UP GUYS – A Interactive Website Designed For Men To Promote Self-Health
  • Psychological Assessment In The Workplace: The What, When, Why, And How Of An Occupational Assessment For Men And Resulting Workplace Recommendations
  • QUITNOW MEN – Supporting Men's Smoking Cessation With A Men-Friendly Web-Based Resource ​
Workers’ Compensation Boards, Pu​​blic and Private Insurers – Trends and Future Research Priorities
Facilitators: Todd McDonald, Vice President, Claims Services, WorkSafeBC and Lori Guiton, Director of Policy Regulation and Research, WorkSafeBC
  • Small Group Discussion
​5:00 PM - 6:00 PM​Visit UBC's Museum of Population and Public Health - Make your own museum?
Facilitators: Erica Frank, MD, MPH, Professor + Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

June 3, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  Registration & Breakfast 
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM 

Accommodating Employees With Nonvisible Disabilities In The Workplace: From Research To Practice
Presenter: Professor Izabela Schultz​​ - University of British Columbia

​9:10 AM ​- 9:20 AM ​Q & A 
​9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Addressing Workplace Stressors Contributing To Poor Health, Decreased Productivity And Prolonged Work Absence

Presenter: Professor​ Robert Gatchel​ - The University of Texas at Arlington

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Q & A 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 

Fast-Tracking Research To Training And Practice:

Participatory Approaches To Implementing Evidence-Based Practice In Regulated Environments

Presenter:​ Samantha Barker, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR), Monash University

The Health And Work Productivity Portal 

Presenter:​ Marc White - Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Research Meets Practice: For Future Research And Development (Panel And Audience Discussion) ​
Panelists: Todd McDonald , Duncan Etches, Normand Côté, Izabela Schultz, Robert Gatchel
12:15 - 12:30 PM Closing Remarks

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Poster Presentations

Details on Poster Presentations:

  • A Hand Care program for Health care workers
  • Canadian Employee Perspectives on Disability Management
  • Gender matters in transitioning to employment among youth and young adults with physical disabilities
  • Impact of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (QHES) on work-life balance and perceived health among employees of ten organizations
  • Improving Return To Work Outcomes: What Does it Really Mean To Be Work Focused? The Synergistic Effect of Mental Health Treatment Combined with Treatment Managent
  • Motivational Interviewing Facilitates Improved and Sustainable Return-to-Work Outcomes for Injured Workers: Results of a Cluster Randomized Control Trial
  • Motivational on-line data tools; the evolution of injury data delivery for employers in BC
  • Participants’ Experience of the Making it Work Program, an Online Program to Help People with Inflammatory Arthritis Remain Employed
  • Putting the POWERPLAY advantage to work: The development of a workplace mental wellness module for men in northern British Columbia
  • Relationship between quality of life and working status in individuals with inflammatory arthritis
  • Using free, globally-available, certified online training in Workplace Health Promotion to improve worker health​

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