Summary report from closing panel now online

The summary report of the closing panel of the CARWH 2010 Conference is now online:
Report on the closing panel: A summary of conference highlights (PDF, 504 KB).

We've also added 3-4 minute podcasts on key research presented at the conference. Click to hear:

About 220 academics, policy-makers, employers, union representatives and injured worker advocates – all with a shared interest in the latest research on work and health – came together at the 2010 conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH). Held May 28-29 in Toronto, Ontario, and hosted by the Institute for Work & Health, the conference centred on the theme “Worker Health in a Changing World of Work.”

The conference closed with a panel chaired by Renee-Louise Franche, (former) director of disability prevention at Occupational Health and Safety for Healthcare in British Columbia and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She asked each panel member to comment on the research strengths and gaps in a particular subject area, based on what he or she heard at the conference.

The panelists were:

  • Cameron Mustard, President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
  • Linn Holness, Chief, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, and
    Director, Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease
  • Patrick Loisel, Researcher, Division of Orthopaedics, University Health Network, and
    Program Director, Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program
  • Terry Bogyo, Director, Corporate Planning and Development, WorkSafeBC