Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Clinical Day in Occupational Medicine and Work Disability Prevention

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.

Plenary Sessions

Dr. Mitch Cosman, MD
The Sick Note and Worklessness: What Should You Write?
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" Understanding 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.

  • The Cannabis Cure: Fact or Fiction
  • What You Say Can Affect Outcomes
  • Low Back Pain Guidelines
  • Psychological Injury in the Workplace
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Head Injury Lingering Symptoms Management
  • Overcoming the Pain Barrier in Return to Work

Deadline for registration is October 19, 2018.

For more information about this year's conference, please call 902-368-5680.