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A 2-day Occupational Health and Safety Forum
The Forum's Title: New Strategies for Recognizing and Preventing Occupational Disease
March 3 & 4, 2005
Toronto, Canada
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Forum 2005 spans 2 days and includes presentations, discussions, break-out sessions, feedback sessions, etc.
Both days also include luncheon speakers.
The following tentative schedules are provided for your information. More details will be added as speakers are confirmed.

Day 1 - March 3, 2005 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Opening and Welcome
A Personal Story - Barbara Millit, Member of the Industrial Accident Victim's Group of Ontario (IAVGO)
Historic Perspective on Occupational Disease - Dr. Linn Holness, Director, Gage Occupational and Environmental Health Unit, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital
Recognition and Compensation of Occupational Disease - Dr. Terry Ison, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School
Emerging Occupational Diseases of the 21st Century - Dr. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Lunch Speaker - Demographics and Occupational Disease - David Baxter, Executive Director, Urban Futures Institute
ILO List of Occupational Diseases - Shengli Niu, Senior Specialist Occupational Health, International Labour Office
Workplace Studies
Feedback and Recommendations

Day 2 - March 4, 20059:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome Back - Review of Day 1
Stress - An International Perspective - Dr. Kevin Kelloway, Director of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and Management Professor in the Sobey School of Business, both at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax NS
Occupational Disease Issues - Two concurrent tracks
Track A -  Survey Current Body of Knowledge
  Respiratory Diseases - Dr. Moira Chan-Yeung
  Occupational Cancer - Dr. Jack Siemiatycki
Track B -  Lessons Learned - Have we learned from experience?
  Infectious Diseases - Dr. David Butler-Jones
  Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) - Dr. Donald Cole
Connecting Occupational and Environmental Health, Bridging Research into Practice - Dr. Annalee Yassi, Director of the Institute of Health Promotion Research at the University of British Columbia.
Recognition and Prevention Strategies
Five concurrent workshops designed for interactivity
  1. Respiratory Diseases
  2. Occupational Cancer
  3. Infectious Diseases
  4. Stress
  5. Musculoskeletal Disorders
Where Should Canada Be Going? Identifying Gaps and Goals
Government, employer and labour leaders in a panel discussion:
- Dave Bennett, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
- John McKennirey, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
- Otto Peter, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA)
Closing Remarks

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