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Nathan Acker

Friday, 28 April 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Lifemark Employer Conference 2017: Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

 Learn from industry experts to help improve understanding of the current issues surrounding marijuana and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Panel sessions will cover the best practices for developing a safe and considered company policy. The information presented will provide a holistic overview from various perspectives, including medical, policy-based and employer versus employee obligations.

 We will also examine techniques for creating a psychologically healthy workplace especially given the many factors influencing mental health in today’s industries. There will be careful review of employee and employer rights in the workplace regarding mental health accommodation. Panelists will cover a cross-section of professionals in workplace management; including recognized psychologists, lawyers, occupational therapists and disability management specialists.

 

Who should attend: 

Employers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, case managers, adjusters, disability management individuals and human resources personnel.

 

Registration fee: 

  • Early-bird registration price is $125 per person before April 1st, 2017.
  • Registration price after April 1st , 2017 is $150 per person

 

Additional Information:

  • Continental breakfast starting at 7:00am.
  • Refreshments and lunch included in cost.
  • Free wifi available onsite.
  • Paid parking available.

Please Note:  If you have any food allergies we should be aware of, please contact the organizer

  

For Conference Speaker Bios: Please Click Here Now

  

This Conference is recognised by: 

 The Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management and Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada recognizes that the Lifemark Employer Conference 2017 will provide an opportunity for CDMP, CRTWC, RRP, RVP and RCSS professionals to receive continuing education credit hours. Professionals who attend the full conference and optimize all learning activities may be credited with up to 6.5 Continuing Education Credit hours.

 (Course content, materials and certificate of completion will be made available for Continuing Education Credits for those holding other professional designations)

 

For more information about our venue, the Richmond Olympic Oval, please visit:

 http://richmondoval.ca/ 

 

Accommodations: 

 

Lifemark's partner for accommodations for the event is Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Reservations for your stay can be made by either clicking on this link BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE, or by calling the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel directly on 1-800-663-0299. To ensure you receive the special rate; you must identify yourself as a guest attending the “Lifemark Employer Conference 2017”. Please be aware that reservations must be made no later than 20-Apr-2017. After this date, reservations can be made on an availability basis and at the best available rate.

  

 

AGENDA: Click here to view and download PDF version

 

Time

Topic and Learning Objectives

Speaker

7:45 am

INTRODUCTION TO LIFEMARK AND CONFERENCE

 

Kristine Heckman

VP, BC Region

35 mins

8:00 am – 8:35 am

WORKPLACE SAFETY CONCERNS ON THE USE OF MARIJUANA

  • Health effects of using marijuana
  • Marijuana’s impact on cognitive abilities
  • Marijuana for medical purposes

 

 

Dr. John Cutbill

Medical Review Officer


35 mins

8:40 am - 9:15 am

MARIJUANA USE AND IMPAIRMENT CONCERNS

  • Performing safety sensitive work
  • Considerations in determining fitness to work
  • Dependencies vs Recreational use

 

 

Dr. Ron Lim

Substance Abuse Professional

 

35 mins

9:20 am – 9:55 am

MARIJUANA TESTING & INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  • US Department of Transportation (DOT) vs         Canadian Model
  • Status of random testing in Canada
  • Medical Review Officers process

 

 

Dr. John Cutbill

Medical Review Officer

 

25 mins

10:00 am – 10:25 am

BREAK

 

45 mins

10:30 am – 11:15 am

 

 

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Employee’s rights in the workplace in regards to marijuana for medicinal use
  • Employer’s rights in the workplace in regards to marijuana for medicinal use
  • HR policy considerations

 

 

Keri Bennett 

Lawyer

 

40 mins

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

 

FINALE PANEL DISCUSSION

Speakers to take questions from group

 

Dr. Ron Lim

Substance Abuse Professional

 

Dr. John Cutbill

Medical Review Officer

 

Keri Bennett 

Lawyer

 

1 hr

12:00 pm -1:00 pm

LUNCH

 

45 mins

1 pm –

1:45 pm

MENTAL HEALTH COMMISION OF CANADA: COST OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CANADA

  • Mental Health stigma in Canada
  • Cost of mental illness in the workplace
  • Road to mental readiness


 

Michael Petrius

Director, Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

 

60 mins

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

MENTAL HEALTH: DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE

 

  • Federal and Provincial policies regarding duty to accommodate
  • Employee’s rights in the workplace regarding mental health accommodation
  • Employer’s rights in the workplace regarding mental Health accommodation

Connie Deschamps

Director, Disability Management

 

 

 

 

15 minutes

2:50 pm – 3:05 pm

BREAK

 

60 mins

3:10 pm – 4:15 pm

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH OF THE WORKPLACE: EMPLOYER TOOLS

  • Creating a psychologically healthy workplace
  • Stay at work and return to work tools for employers
  • Summary of resources and how to access

 

 

Dr. Christian Laplante

Psychologist

 

Marsha Jereniuk

Occupational Therapist

 

15 mins

4:15 pm  – 4:30 pm

 

FINALE PANEL DISCUSSION

Speakers to take questions from group

 

Dr. Christian Laplante

Psychologist

 

Marsha Jereniuk

Occupational Therapist

 

Michael Petrius

Director, Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

Connie Deschamps

Director, Disability Management

 

30 mins

4:30 pm  – 5pm

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Kristine Heckman

VP, BC Region

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Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Rd
Richmond, BC V7C 0A2
Canada

Friday, 28 April 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

Nathan Acker

Director Business Development, BC

Phone: (604) 644-9566,

Email: Nathan.Acker@lifemark.ca

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