Plenary Schedule

Plenaries usually run from 11:00 a.m. to noon and are held at: Institute for Work & Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto (Directions). To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Albana Canga ( or 416-927-2027 ext. 2160).

If you're unable to attend a plenary in person, you can watch and listen to most plenaries via a live stream. For information on how to access the live stream of a plenary, please e-mail Albana Canga (

To view a slidecast of a past plenary, where available, go to the Archive page for the year in which the plenary was held, or visit the IWH YouTube channel.

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Topics and speakers are subject to change. Please check back for more information.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dr. Jim Dickey , Western University

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dr. Agnieszka Kosny , Institute for Work & Health

Physicians have an important role in the return to work (RTW) process, but research shows that they sometimes struggle to manage RTW consultations and help patients return to work after an injury. As part of a broader exploration into the role played by doctors in RTW, an IWH team led by Dr. Agnieszka Kosny sought to examine resources, policies and guidelines that have been developed for physicians by workers’ compensation boards, governments and other organizations across Canada. In this plenary, Kosny highlights resource gaps that may hinder physicians’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the workers' compensation system and RTW process, and which may ultimately delay workers’ RTW after injury.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dr. Arif Jetha , Institute for Work & Health