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​Specific Health Condition Webinar Recordings

These free webinar recordings provide help and credible information for people living with pain and their families. WWDPI hosts and records these webinars in collaboration with community partners with partial funding by the Province of BC through the Community Gaming Grants.

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October 2019
Dwayne Van Eerd, PhD-Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, Canada
Depression in the workplace is a substantial burden for all concerned, this webinar will present on current scientific and practice evidence to support employees with depression in the workplace.
April 2019
Andrew McCombie, PhD-Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand
This webinar will present current research evidence on the impacts of IBD on work abilities and the types of resources that employees are seeking to assist them in maintaining employment despite their chronic disease.
February 2019
Fergal O'Hagan, PhD-Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, ​Trent University, Registered Kinesiologist, College of Kinesiologists, Ontario and Disability Management & Professional Development Consultant, Lifemark Health​ ​
This webinar will focus on ways to support working age individuals with cardiovascular disease in order for them to enjoy a safe, rewarding and productive work life.
Linda Sharp, PhD-Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University, UK​
This webinar will discuss the experiences of work participation after cancer in people who are self-employed – an area which has largely been neglected in research.
Joan L. Bottorff PhD and John L. Oliffe, PhD-University of British Columbia
Presentation of findings from a project that engaged Indigenous men and key stakeholders in guiding cultural adaptations to a smoking cessation program for fathers. This research provides a model for developing gender-specific health programs with men.
Saskia Duijts, PhD-Program Leader, Oncology - University Medical Center in Groning, NL
What is the state of ‘cancer and work’ research, and what are the necessary next steps? This question as well as ‘are we getting any closer to sustained employability of cancer survivors’ will be addressed.[Converted]-small.jpg
Kimberly Jinnett, PhD-Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Learn about the connections between work and health, and current research on improving worker health. This work has been featured in a special issue of Health Affairs.
Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, PhD-Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Alberta
This webinar describes the common challenges employees with arthritis face at work, and the strategies they use to maintain employment.
June 2018
Eleonor Fransson, PhD-Associate Professor School of Health and Welfare, ​ Jönköping University, Sweden
This webinar will present what is known about established risk factors for stroke and what has been found in recent research on the associations between psychosocial work environment and the risk for stroke.
​Chronic Migraine in Primary Care​​
April 2018
Werner Becker, MD-Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Chronic migraine causes significant disability for many people so it is important that it be appropriately diagnosed and treated.
April 2018
Arif Jetha, PhD-Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
A chronic episodic disease can be a source of unpredictability that add to the challenges Millennials face in finding and sustaining employment.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM PDT, 2:00 PM EDT
Patricia Poulin, Ph.D., C.Psych. -Clinical Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences -University of Ottawa​
This webinar will explore the use of mindfulness-based intervention in chronic neuropathic pain conditions, with results from two recently completed clinical trials demonstrating intervention effectiveness.
J. Curtis Nickel MD, FRCSC - Professor, Department of Urology, Queen’s University
​Dr. Nickel will provide an overview of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) and some of the complications that can make diagnosis and treatment challenging and share insight into best treatment practices.
August 23, 2016 - 4:00pm PDT, 7:00pm EDT
Suzanne Broadbent, PhD-Senior Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Southern Cross University
Dr. Broadbent will provide an over view of exercise management for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and discuss current research describing the most effective types of exercise practices to use.
Linda Li, PT, PhD-Director, Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program, University of British Columbia
​Dr. Linda Li will discuss current research about wearable technologies (FitBit, iWatch, etc) and the possible advantages and disavantages for getting people with arthritis moving.
Colleen E. Carney, C.Psych. -Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University
Dr. Colleen Carney will review research on pain and insomnia and how cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for insomnia can help those with pain and insomnia.
October, 2015
Andreas Goebel, MD-Assistant Professor in Pain Medicine at the University of Liverpool
In this webinar, Dr Andreas Goebel provides an overview of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of complex regional pain syndrome (crps).
September, 2015
Kristin Baker, PhD-Assistant Research Professor, Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT), Boston University
Dr. Kristin Baker discusses the ways that nutrition contributes to inflammation related to arthritis.
July, 2015
Dwight Moulin, MD-Professor, Departments of Clinical Neuro Sciences and Oncology, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Moulin will discuss the changes that happen when a person develops nerve pain, the symptoms of nerve pain, and how it can be managed.
May, 2015
Gordon Robinson, MD-Clinical Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education, Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia
Migraine is the most common headache in the general population. Watch this webinar to learn about research has led to a better understanding of migraine and its treatment.
February, 2015
Catherine Allaire MD, FRCSC-Medical Director, BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis
Dr. Allaire talks about the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of pelvic pain.
October, 2014
Louise Lydon, B.Sc., B.Sc. OT-Occupational Therapist, Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Team, Vancouver Coastal Health
This webinar presents current research on fatigue and discusses strategies and tools to help you identify fatigue triggers. *Held in conjunction with our 28th AGM
April, 2014
Connie A. Luedtke, MA, RN-BC-Nursing Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center and Mayo Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic
Pulling from her 25 years of experience studying fibromyalgia, Connie Luedtke will dispel some of the myths about fibromyalgia and give us up-to-date information on its diagnosis and treatment.
July, 2013
Jordan Miller, MSc PT-Registered Physiotherapist
Learn about the current understanding of neck pain and what treatment options are available.

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