Published: August 9, 2018

Save the date: Dr. Paul Demers takes the podium at IWH’s annual Nachemson lecture

The Institute for Work & Health’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture takes place this year on November 28. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Paul Demers, director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC). In this role, Demers has been working with colleagues and collaborators across the country to develop and improve the surveillance of work-related cancers, establish their human and economic burden, and draw on research to develop policy recommendations aimed at preventing exposure. Since 2002, IWH has held the annual Nachemson lecture to shine a spotlight on the use of research evidence in decision-making. It’s named after the late Dr. Alf Nachemson, distinguished Swedish orthopaedic surgeon and founding member of IWH’s Scientific Advisory Committee. The event, to take place at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto, is free and open to the public. To find out more and register, go to the Nachemson page.

New projects posted on the IWH website

IWH has a redesigned website, and among its features are project pages, which pull together the goals of a research project, the scientists, research assistants and partner organizations involved, as well as the outcomes and findings as shared across different media and formats. New projects posted include:

  • Financial incentives to promote employment of people with disabilities: when and how they work best;
  • Measuring cannabis use in Canadian workplaces;
  • Tracking long-term outcomes of injured workers in Ontario to better target supports;
  • Best practices for work disability prevention management systems: a scoping review in support of new Canadian standard; and
  • Preventing work disability among millennial young adults with rheumatic disease.

To browse IWH’s projects, go to the projects directory.