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FREE webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep Disorders and Return to Work

Date: July 20, 2017
Location: Online

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Program Summary:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force”, and when occurring in the workplace is referred to as work-related TBI (wrTBI). Although less common relative to other occupational injuries, wrTBI is often a critical injury that affects a worker at the cognitive, behavior, and emotional levels. Efforts to combat workplace disability after wrTBI have been demonstrated in the research published to date on occupational outcomes, outlining indicators such as age at the time of injury, injury severity, and comorbid sleep and psychiatric conditions. Our previous research highlighted sleep disorders as a highly prevalent problem (i.e., 2/3 of the sample expressed it) in middle-aged workers with wrTBI/concussion; insomnia also turned to be a main determinant of community integration, perceived disability, more severe fatigue, and diminished alertness.

You will learn:
  1. Understand the incidence and nature of occupational brain injury with a sex and gender lens
  2. Understand perceived factors associated with return to work after occupational brain injury
  3. Understand the nature and relevance of sleep disorders associated with occupational brain injury
Presenter: Dr. Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), FCAHS, FACRM, and Dr.Tatyana Mollayeva MD PhD
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
Registration Fee: FREE!
CPD hours
1.0 • Professional Practice
• Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace