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Lifemark Health Group’s 2020 Employer Conference

David Adji

Thursday, 30 April 2020 from 7:00 AM to 4:15 PM (MDT)

Lifemark Health Group’s 2020 Employer Conference

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Lifemark Health Group’s 2020 Employer Conference

Please join us for Lifemark Health Group’s annual employer conference. For this year’s event, we’re doing a deep dive into the changing nature of work and bringing you leading edge experts from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, including Dr. James Makokis of the Saddle Lake Cree First Nation and winner of Amazing Race Season 7, Liz Horvath of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Alan Hense of the Worker’s Compensation Board.

About this event

Lifemark’s annual employer conference gathers industry leaders and allows experts across Canada to share their knowledge and insights about current issues challenging today's workplace, helping guide your policy development and best practices. Our theme this year is:  A Deep Dive Into Neglected Issues In Occupational Health 


Location & Date:

Thursday April 30th, 2020, from 7:00 am to 4:15 pm

Carriage House Calgary, 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4


Who should attend?

Employers, health and safety representatives, case managers, adjusters, disability management professionals, human resource personnel and healthcare professionals


Registration fee: 

Early bird registration price is $135 per person if you register before March 13th, 2020.

Registration price after March 13th, 2020 is $175 per person.


Agenda and Format:


7:00 AM  Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM  Kris Head: VP - Lifemark Health Group: Introduction

8:15 AM  Dr. James Makokis: Saddle Lake Cree First Nation & Winner of Amazing Race Canada Season 7:

 Managing Gender Transition in the Workplace - A Caring Approach

  • Understanding challenges of transition and stigma in the workplace?
  • Does gender transition pose a risk in male vs female dominant roles or vice versa?
  • Gender transition and disability management – a mental health perspective.
  • Gender transition impact on workplace dynamics – how staff interact with change.
  • Facilitating Return to Work during the gender transitions process.

9:45 AM  Liz Horvath: Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada:

Workplace Mental Health Beyond the Individual - The Role of the Psychosocial Environment

  • The return on investment of a psychologically healthy and safe working environment.
  • The consequences of traumatic and chronic stress on the mental and physical wellbeing of workers. 
  • Factors related to vulnerability that can increase risk of mental harm.
  • How to assess risk from psychosocial workplace factors.
  • How to approach risk assessment in a psychologically safe way.


11:00 AM - Break


11:20 AM  Dr. Charles Samuels: Calgary Sleep Clinic:

Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace -  Guidelines for Fatigue Management: (PART I)

  • Develop a working understanding of the biology/physiology of sleep and circadian factors that are important to physical and mental health.
  • Be able to articulate the health and human performance risks associated with non-standard work hours in safety sensitive environments.
  • Have a working definition of Fatigue and the occupational hazards associated with Fatigue in the workplace such as cardio/metabolic disease, mental illness and occupational injury/disability.

12:00 PM - Lunch


1:05 PM  Dr. Charles Samuels: Calgary Sleep Clinic:

Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace -  Guidelines for Fatigue Management: (PART II)

  • Be able to understand and manage the complex consequences of shift work that affect the performance of the workforce and safety of the work environment.
  • Be able to confidently address the Fatigue Risk Management System requirements of their organization.

1:55 PM  Julia Reid: National Director for Occupational Health and Wellness - Lifemark Health Group:

Respectful Workplace - What Every Employer Should Know About Workplace Harassment 

  • What does “Respectful Workplace” encompass
  • Workplace Statistics and Canadian Case Law
  • Respectable vs Unacceptable Behaviors
  • Why individuals engage in these behaviors
  • Strategies for addressing these behaviors

3:00 PM  Alan Hense:  Manager - Industry and Construction Workers' Compensation Board(WCB):

Changing Nature of Work -What are we seeing? 

  •    Key impacts from the legislative changes
  •    Our changing nature of work
  •    Understanding the personal and economic impacts of permanent disability
  •    The role of Training on the Job


4:05 PM  Kris Head: Closing Remarks


Lifemark Health Group’s 2020 Employer Conference is recognized by:

The Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management - The CSPDM recognizes that Lifemark Health Group’s 2020 Employer Conferencewill 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 4.5 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.



Carriage House Inn

9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4


Additional information:

  • Continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments are included
  • Continental breakfast will be offered starting at 7:00 am
  • Free Wi-Fi available onsite
  • Free parking is available

Speaker Bio's - COMING SOON!!


Note:  Please contact the organizer if you have any food allergies we should be aware of.

Have questions about Lifemark Health Group’s 2020 Employer Conference? Contact David Adji

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Carriage House Calgary
9030 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB T2H 0M4

Thursday, 30 April 2020 from 7:00 AM to 4:15 PM (MDT)

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David Adji

Director of Employer Services,

Prairies, Lifemark

Phone: (403) 219-5753,


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