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).

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dr. Agnieszka Kosny , Institute for Work & Health

Research around the world has shown that health-care providers have a key role in the return-to-work (RTW) process. However, pressure on consultation time, administrative challenges and limited knowledge about a patient’s workplace can thwart meaningful engagement. In a two-year study conducted in four Canadian provinces, Dr. Agnieszka Kosny focused on the experiences of health-care providers within the workers’ compensation system and their role in the RTW process. She shares her findings in this plenary.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

M. Anne Harris , Syme Fellow, Institute for Work & Health