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. Their webinars are FREE to attend, and they will provide proof of attendance for a low fee of $15.
Can Wearables Support People with Arthritis to be Physically Active?
Linda Li, PhD – Senior Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada
Dr. Linda Li will discuss current research about wearable technologies (FitBit, iWatch, etc) and the possible advantages and disadvantages for getting people with arthritis moving.
DATE: May 18, 2016 – 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT
Keeping the Boom(ers) in the Labour Market: Can Existing Workplace Policies and Accommodations make a Difference?
Monique Gignac, PhD – Associate Scientific Director and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health
Dr. Gignac will discuss current research on understanding the interplay between accommodation and chronic diseases so employers can better retain older workers.
DATE: June 8, 2016 – 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT
The Be Well at Work Program: Managing Depression, Absenteeism, and Presenteeism in the Workplace
Debra Lerner MS, PhD – Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center
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: June 15, 2016 – 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT