Topic / Activity



08:00 - 08:30 Registration / Breakfast / Visit Exhibitor Booths / Networking
08:30 - 08:35


Karen Ameyaw, Manager of Compliance, Compliance Section, WorkSafeBC

Parq Salon DEF

08:35 - 08:50

Opening Remarks

Dr. Brian Worth, Psychologist, Health Care Services, WorkSafeBC

Parq Salon DEF

08:50 -10:05

From Skidrow to CEO – How to build resiliency one step at a time

Joe Roberts, Skid Row CEO

Parq Salon DEF

10:05 - 10:45

Wellness Break / Visit Exhibitor Booths

10:45 - 11:30

Breakout Session 1a
Moving towards your values: Increasing engagement and satisfaction through Acceptance and commitment therapy

Dr. Elisabeth Saxton, National Director of Mental Health Services, OrionHealth


Breakout Session 1b
Encouraging safe and successful return-to-work outcomes for injured workers and their employers – WorkSafeBC’s approach

Vincent Russell, Director of Strategic Engagements, WorkSafeBC


11:30 - 12:00

Breakout Session 2a
First Responder Mental Health Committee

Trudi Rondou, Sr Mgr Program Development & Services, WorkSafeBC


Breakout Session 2b
The Impact of Early Occupational Therapy Intervention for Workers with Mental Health Injuries

Natasha Coulter & Megan Shields, OT Clinical Advisor, Mental Health Claims Unit, WorkSafeBC


12:00 - 13:00

Lunch / Visit Exhibitor Booths / Networking

13:00 - 13:30

Breakout Session 3a
Navigating the Return to Work Process in Mental Health Claims

Megan Hinckley & Sheena Watt, Mgr Client Services, Mental Health Claims Unit, WorkSafeBC


Breakout Session 3b
Responding to Suicidal Clients: A Collaborative Approach for Clinicians in Physical Rehabilitation and Pain Management Programs

Tracey Dickie, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Services, WorkSafeBC


13:30 - 14:30

Breakout Session 4a
Stay at Work and Return to Work Following Psychological Injury

Dr. Ashley Spetch, Chief Mental Health Officer, WorkSafeBC


Breakout Session 4b
Continuum of Care In Managing Workplace Concussions

Ryan Sleik MSc. PT,MSc.Kin Registered Physiotherapist Creekside Physiotherapy


14:30 - 15:00

Wellness Break / Visit Exhibitor Booths

15:00 - 15:50

Platinum Sponsor: Lifemark talk
Nietzsche was right - What happens after exposure to trauma

Dr. Charl Els, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Dept. of Medicine, University of Alberta

Parq Salon DEF

15:50 - 16:35

Ability, Disability, and the Areopagus: changing perspective to change the world

Min Trevor Kyi, Reg OT (BC) – Director, Functional Outcomes Rehabilitation Services

Parq Salon DEF

16:35- 16:40

Summary of Learning Objectives, Closing Remarks

Karen Ameyaw, Manager of Compliance, Compliance Section, WorkSafeBC

Parq Salon DEF

*The agenda is subject to change without notice.