Download a pdf version of the full program: CARWH 2018 Conference Program
Download a pdf of the Book of Abstracts: CARWH 2018 Book of Abstracts

Trainee and New Researcher Day

Tuscany Room

8:00 am | Registration and breakfast

8:45 am | Welcome and introductions

Speakers: Catherine Trask, Deepani Weerapura

9:15 am | Session I: Preparing for a career in academia, government, industry, or labour

Speakers: Catherine Trask, Mona Shum, Corrine Balcaen, Chantal Burnett, Georgina Hackett
Panelists working in academia, government, industry, or labour will discuss their personal occupational health and safety career trajectories and share their best career preparation tips with attendees. Question and answer period to follow.

10:35 am | Break

10:50 am | Session II: Strategic communication workshop

Speaker: Alison Palmer
This workshop will cover stakeholder mapping, meeting facilitation, and strategic communication, with a few hands-on exercises.
Alison Palmer’s slides

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Session III: Articulate writing workshop

Speaker: Kay Teschke
This session will discuss strategies of writing for journal abstracts, after which participants will be guided through hands-on review.
Kay Teschke’s slides | Ten Simple Rules for Structuring Papers

2:15 pm | Break

2:30 pm | Session IV: Knowledge translation: Engaging stakeholders

Speakers: Katherine Lippel, Bianca Malouf, Billy Quirke, Mark Teo
This session will discuss how different parties (researchers, knowledge users, policy makers, and workers) work together in advancing occupational health and safety research and policies.

3:45-4:00 pm | Closing and wrap-up

6:00 pm | Opening reception

Vistas 360

Day 1 Program

7:45 am | Registration and breakfast

8:30 am | Opening and Welcome

Chris McLeod and Stephanie Premji, Conference Co-chairs

9:00 am | Opening Plenary: Indigenous and First Nations Perspectives on Work and Health

Speaker: Toby Desnomie, Saskatchewan First Nation Safety Association

10:15 am | Break and poster viewing

10:45 am | Parallel Session I

A. Experiences of Precarious Employment
B. Hazards in the Health Care Sector
C. Workplace and Systems Factors in Return-to-Work
D. Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevalence and Prevention

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Plenary Panel: Indigenous and First Nations Perspectives on Work and Health

Chair: Sean Tucker, University of Regina
Speaker: Vicki Kristman, Lakehead University
Speaker: Nancy Lightfoot, Laurentian University
Speaker: Jeannie Morgan, Simon Fraser University

2:00 pm | Break

2:15 pm | Parallel Session II

A. New Horizons: Health Hazards in the Recycling Industry
B. Diversity in Research and Practice
C. Health and Disability Policies
D. Development and Implementation of Health and Safety Tools

3:30 | Break and poster viewing

4:00 pm | Parallel Session III

A. Immigrants and Refugees’ Health and Safety
B. Preventing Occupational Injuries and Illnesses I
C. Return to Work: Challenges for the Precariously Employed and Mobile Workforce
D. Occupational Cancer

6:00 – 8:00 pm | Gala dinner

Vistas 360

Day 2 Program

7:45 am | Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

Speaker: Ian Shaw, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, WorkSafeBC

8:45 am | Plenary Panel: Strategies to Improve the Use of Research and Evidence in Work and Health

Chair: Chris McLeod, University of BC
Speaker: Alex McKeen, Work and Wealth Reporter, The Star Vancouver
Speaker: Andrew Clarke, Executive Director, Physician Health Program
Speaker: Lori Guiton, Director, Policy, Regulation and Research Division, WorkSafeBC
Speaker: Lisa Ross-Rodriguez, Director, Occupational Disease and Injury Prevention, Alberta Ministry of Labour

10:00 am | Break and poster viewing

10:30 am | Parallel Session IV

A. Trends in Occupational Diseases
B. Knowledge Transfer Initiatives
C. Preventing Occupational Injuries and Illnesses II
D. Returning-to-Work with a Mental Illness

11:45 am | Lunch

12:15 pm | CARWH Annual General Meeting

12:45 pm | Poster viewing

1:30 pm | Parallel Session V

A. Preventing Occupational Injuries and Illnesses III
B. Occupational Exposures
C. Cannabis and Opioids
D. Mental Health at Work

2:45 pm | Break

3:00 pm | Lightning Sessions: Top Poster Abstracts

A. Exposure Assessment, Surveillance and Prevention
B. Mental Health, Return to Work, and Organizational Factors

4:00-4:30 pm | Closing Plenary and Student Awards

Chris McLeod and Stephanie Premji, Conference Co-chairs