Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Clinical Day in Occupational Medicine and Work Disability Prevention

WCB Health Conference
Friday, November 2, 2018
12:30pm - 8:45pm
Delta Prince Edward Hotel
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Cost: $125 per person (Early Bird Rate)
$150 after September 15th
Dinner Provided
Free admission for Medical Residents and Students


The 2018 Clinical Day in Occupational Medicine and Work Disability Prevention features workshops on a wide range of health topics, as well as a comprehensive trade show of products and services from the region's health community.


2018 Health Conference Brochure  
To view the brochure for the conference online, click here.

To register for the conference online, click here.


Plenary Sessions

Dr. Mitch Cosman, MD
Worklessness: What's Trending in the Medical Community
Long-term work disability and worklessness contributes to 2-3 times increased risk of poor general health, 2-3 times increased risk of mental health problems, and 20% excess mortality. Clinicians will be challenged to reconsider writing sick leave notes of extended duration and inadvertently enabling worklessness.

Dr. Bahram Jam, PT
The Pain Truth-Helping Patients Understand Central Sensitization and Chronic Pain
Chronic pain disorders, often after minor non-catastrophic injuries, can become major barriers to successful return to work planning. Dr. Jam is an experienced physiotherapist who teaches extensively and has written on chronic pain management and prevention strategies.

Throughout the day, delegates may choose 2 workshops to create their own customized learning experience. This year's conference workshops are listed below.


Workshops:
  • The Cannabis "Cure": Fact or Fiction
  • Tips for Healthcare Providers: What You Say Can Affect Outcomes
  • Low Back Pain: Making Current Guidelines Relevant to Your Practice
  • Psychological Injury in the Workplace
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Persisting Symptom Management After Concussion
Delegates will also enjoy an evening panel, entitled "Matter over Mind: Overcoming the Pain Barrier in Return to Work".

To register for the conference online, click here.

Deadline for registration is October 19, 2018.

Exhibitors, please click here for trade show opportunities.


For more information about this year's conference, please contact the Workers Compensation Board at 902-368-5680.