The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability is a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and reduction of pain, pain suffering, and workplace disability. One of our recent projects has been the production and delivery of free webinars about return to work / stay at work practices, mental health in the workplace, musculoskeletal health, and work productivity.
Using Technology to Increase Access to Pain Management
Blake Dear, PhD, MClinPsych – Clinical Psychologist, University of New South Wales, Australia
In this webinar, Dr. Blake Dear will discuss recent strategies for using technology to access better pain care for both patients and practitioners.
DATE: March 1, 2016 – 1:30pm PDT / 4:30pm EDT
Demonstrating the Value of Wellness Programs in the Workplace
Michael Rouse, PhD – Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization, Ivey Business School, Western University
Michelle Ashworth – Senior Specialist, Health & Wellness, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial
This webinar will explore preliminary results from the Sun Life-Ivey Canadian Wellness ROI Study, which contributes to the business case and the health case for workplace wellness programs.
DATE: March 24, 2016 – 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT
Functional Measures for Assessing and Managing People with Chronic Pain
Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA – Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington
Dr. Jane Ballantyne will discuss the importance of measuring functional outcomes for people in pain instead of focusing on pain intensity.
DATE: April 6, 2016 – 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT
Cognitive Behavioural Insomnia Therapy in those with Chronic Pain (Webinar Rescheduled from January to April)
Colleen E. Carney, C.Psych. – Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University
Insomnia and chronic pain frequently co-occur but resources and training on how to integrate sleep treatment into existing pain management treatments are scarce. Dr. Colleen Carney will review research on pain and insomnia and how cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for insomnia can help those with pain and insomnia.
DATE: April 26, 2016 – 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT
• Is Exercising with Chronic Pain as Easy as “Just do it”?
• Managing Mental health issues in the workplace – an integrated approach
• Digital Health Technologies: Improving Outcomes in Pediatric Chronic Pain
• Return to Work Coordination: Key Competencies for Success
• Cannabis and Pain: Past, Present and Future
• Banishing Burnout: Strategies for a Constructive Engagement with Work
• Human Rights, Duty to Accommodate and Bullying in the Workplace
• Deepening the Skill-set for Return to Work: Psychosocial Intervention Made Practical