2016 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

The 2016 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), was entitled “A celebration of Wolfgang Zimmermann and the work of NIDMAR.”

The Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture was established by the IWH in 2002 and while this event has in the past been more research focused, this year’s presentations centered on Disability Management and Return to Work, generating significant interest from a broad cross section of stakeholder groups involved in the Workplace Health sphere who attended from across Canada and from Germany.

Speakers at the event included:
– Andrew King, formerly the National Department Leader for Health, Safety and Environment, United Steelworkers of   Canada
– Dr. Joachim Breuer, Director General of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and Vice President of Europe Rehabilitation International
– The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, PC, former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet of the Government of Canada

We are very pleased to provide the following links to the IWH event proceedings.

IWH News Release – “NIDMAR executive director challenges workplace leaders to address marginalization of people with disabilities”: IWH News Release

IWH At Work Article – “Advocate and pioneer challenges all to erase stigma faced by workers with disabilities”: At Work

IWH website re Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture:
Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

IWH video of the 2016 speakers on YouTube:
YouTube video