The 2017/2018 season of the Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury gets underway Tuesday week on October 3rd. The first session is a full-day event to share the latest information from both health care and legal perspectives on the issue of pre-existing conditions and workers’ compensation – ahead of the upcoming WSIB policy review.
Keynote speakers Becky Casey (York University) and Peri Ballantyne (Trent University) will discuss their recently published joint study “Diagnosed Chronic Health Conditions Among Injured Workers with Permanent Impairments and the General Public.”
9:30 – Registration
10:00 – Introduction
10:15 – Keynote* – Dr R. Casey, Dr P. Ballntyne
11:30 – Dr. Pravesh Jugnundan (OHCOW)*
12:30 – LUNCH (provided)
1:15 – Panel re. legal approaches (Richard Fink – Fink and Bornstein, Ivana Petricone – IAVGO CLC , David Newberry – Injured Workers Consultants CLC)*
2:15 – Workshops (participating in the WSIB policy review)
3:30 – Reporting back and wrapups
4:30 – Conclusion
*Followed by injured worker commentary and audience discussion
The event will be held at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave Toronto [see map]. Closest subway is St George station. Wheelchair access is from Bedford Rd, through parking lot at the back of the building.
Register for Bancroft at Eventbrite for your tickets – free or priced ($60; $25 students; unwaged – free). Then choose to pay online or pay at the event. Tokens will be provided for the unwaged. For additional information email BancroftInstitute@gmail.com
Please help make this a scent-free event for persons who have health problems caused by chemicals in fragrances. Your co-operation in not wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and other scented products is appreciated.