Conference Agenda

CSPDM 2019 Conference October 23, 2019  Toronto, ON

Innovative Workplace Disability Management for Better Outcomes

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The 2019 CSPDM Conference will provide 7 CEC hours for CDMPs and CRTWCs who attend the full-day conference and optimize all learning activities.

7:45 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome and introductions
Evie DoCouto, Chair, CSPDM Board of Directors, and Vice President, Return-to-Work Program, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director, National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR), and President, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS)
8:40 – 8:45 am Opening Remarks
Thomas Teahen,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
8:45 – 9:45 am Towards Integrated Workplace Health: Linking Prevention with Disability Management
Prof. Dr. Joachim Breuer,
President, International Social Security Association (ISSA), Geneva and Fr. Director General, German Federal Workers Compensation System (DGUV), Berlin
9:45 – 10:30 am Bill C-81 and International Perspectives in Disability Management
Federal Government Representative, TBA
Wolfgang Zimmermann,
Executive Director, National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR), and President, Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS)
10:30 – 11:00 am Health Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mental Health Accommodations and Solutions
Dr. Craig Gosse, Chief of Occupational Psychiatry, Homewood Health
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm Recognition Ceremony – Awarding of Certificates to new CDMPs and CRTWCs and Awarding of 10-Year Pins
1:30 – 2:45 pm Panel Discussion:
Role of the Health Care Professional Community in Support of RTW
Rose Conforti, Manager Return-to-Work Program, WSIB
Dr. Colleen Ray, Psychology Professional Practice Leader, WSIB
Sari Sairanen, National Director of Health Safety and Environment, Unifor
Andrew Zvanitajs, Deputy Fire Chief, City of Vaughan
2:45 – 3:15 pm Health Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Supporting Workers with Chronic, Episodic Conditions
Nicola MacNaughton, OT Reg.(NB), CCLCP, CDMP, Legatnit Inc., Adjunct Faculty PCU-WHS
4:15 – 4:30 pm Wrap-up and Closing
Evie DoCouto, Chair, CSPDM Board of Directors, and Vice President, Return-to-Work Program, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)