2019 Conference Sessions

Presentation and speaker details are still being unveiled! Check back for a complete list of sessions and speakers.

*All presentations are subject to change.*


Education Day Presented by COHNA-ACIIST (May 22, 2019):

Dealing with Recreational and Medical Cannabis in the Workplace

Presented by Dr. Jonathan W. Davids, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CCBOM, MRO (AAMRO), DIP. SPORT MED.

RN Prescribing and Ordering of Diagnostic Tests

Presented by Pam Mangold, MN, RN

Independent Medical Examinations: Setting Expectations 

Presented by Juanita House RN, BN, OHNC, COHNc, LNC 

Violence Prevention Starts With Civility and Respect

Presented by Sonya Tonkovich, CRSP


Conference Day 2 (May 23, 2019):

Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation: Who we are and what we do

Presented by Dale Wispinski, BA Hons, LLB, CIC.C Chief Appeals Commissioner & CEO Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation and Shannon Jacobi RN, BScN, MScOHS/E, OHNC, COHN(c), COHN, CRSP, ARP Hearing Chair Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation

Challenges in Managing Cannabis in the Workplace

Presented by Jillian Power, BNRN, OHNC, COHN (C)

Occupational Health Surveillance Tests and Medicals Across Canada from an Occupational Health Surveillance Service Provider's Perspective

Presented by Caroline Ouellette, RN, BScN, COHN(C), BComm

Session: TBA

Presented by Tracy Aiello


Conference Day 3 (May 24, 2019):

Session: Role of Government in Protecting Occupational Health and Safety in Alberta

Presented by Dr. Xiangning Fan, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Guided In Vivo Exposure Therapy for Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): An Occupational Therapy Perspective

Presented by Leah Gatti, MSc. OT, B.A., Registered Occupational Therapist (C)

Session: When The Right Thing to Do is Not the Easy Thing: How to Gracefully Address A Bully

Presented by Tammy Dunnett, MN, Founder of Communication Crossroads