IWH News

IWH scientists contribute to publications

IWH Scientific Director and Senior Scientist Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III and Senior Scientist Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson contributed a chapter to a 2010 publication, Use of Workers’ Compensation Data for Occupational Injury & Illness Prevention, edited by David Utterback and Teresa Schnorr. The book was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The PDF is available at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-152/.

Dr. Emile Tompa, IWH scientist, has contributed to a new Springer publication: Health Services for Cancer Survivors: Practice, Policy and Research, edited by Michael Feuerstein and Patricia A Ganz. “Chapter 15: Health Economics and Cancer Survivorship” was co-authored by Emile Tompa. The chapter reviews the methodology of economic evaluation and evidence from the literature. The goal is to advance the understanding of the role of economic considerations in evaluating health care and program options to improve the quality of cancer survivorship. To find out more information, go to the publisher’s website at: www.springer.com.

Next systematic review workshop

IWH offers two-day systematic review workshops, and the next one is set for November 16 to 18, 2011, in Toronto. Registration deadline: October 14, 2011. For more information and to register on-line, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/workshops/systematic-review.

IWH plenaries start up again

IWH’s 2011 plenary session is up and running, and the next one is set for Tuesday, October 18. The topic is “Work injury risk by time of day in Ontario,” presented by the Institute’s President and Senior Scientist Dr. Cam Mustard, and PhD Student and Research Assistant Andrea Chambers. Check the website for future plenaries at: www.iwh.on.ca/plenaries.

Source: At Work, Issue 66, Fall 2011: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto