October 1, 2021

Lifemark Health Group Session: Long COVID- Implications and applications for getting back to life

Lifemark Health Group invites you to join them in their Long COVID- Implications and applications for getting back to life event on November 2, 2021.

The link for this event will be sent to attendees in the near future.


Note: All times listed below are EST!

12:00 p.m. EST

Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Gilles Chabot, Lifemark COO, and Rene Huellstrung, Director, Alberta RTW Programs and National WorkSafe Partnerships

12:04-12:25 p.m.

Session 1: Dr. Pravesh Jugnundan - MD, FCBOM, FACOEM, FCFP, CIME, MRO, DOH

Long COVID: Implications and Applications for Getting Back to Life

This session will address many of the key questions being asked about long COVID. What is long COVID and what are the signs and symptoms of it? If my patient has got long COVID, what is the process for getting better and how do I treat it as a physician? What is the latest research into Long COVID and how do we address some of the fears of return to work of the general population?

12:25-12:45 p.m.

Session 2: Simon Décary - PT, PhD

Long COVID Rehabilitation: Humility and Acceptance in the Limits of our Professions

This session will share the results on the safety of a multidisciplinary intervention for Long COVID based on the Stop. Rest. Pace approach. Dr. Décary will share insights on how patient-partnerships with Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis) patient communities is showing the way toward safe rehabilitation.

12:45 – 1:05 p.m.

Session 3: Dr. Nicole Byers - R. Psych

Mind over Matter? How Psychological Factors Impact Illness Recovery and What This Means for Long-Haul COVID

This presentation will share how psychological factors can impact recovery after any illness, including how psychological factors could contribute to speed of recovery and prolonged symptoms, including long-COVID.

1:05 p.m. Five minute break

1:10-1:30 p.m.

Session 4: Keith Hanson - M.Sc, CPHSA

Caring for Colleagues and Company: Mental Health Strategies through a pandemic

The pandemic has impacted all of our lives both personally and professionally. The impact on our mental health has been undeniable and how employers respond to the aftermath and deal with uncertainties that are still present will define their future success. This session will highlight challenges in mental health and some key strategies for employees to care for their own mental wellbeing and for employers to create mentally healthy workplaces for the long-haul.

1:30-1:50 p.m.

Session 5: Keri Bennett - BFA, JD

Return to the Workplace and Mental Health: What are the Employer’s Duties in the Covid-19 “New Normal?”

This session will focus on workplace accommodation for those with Mental Health issues. Specifically, what are the employers duties in having their employees return to the workplace following being at home working due to COVID and/or having contracted COVID and/or a person close to them? Employers are indicating that some employees are saying that they can’t return to the workplace, want to continue to work at home and that returning to the workplace is causing them anxiety. How do employers handle this and what are their rights?

1:50-2:30 p.m.

Session 6: Panel discussion on questions raised about Long COVID

2:30-2:50 p.m.

General Q&A session

2:50 p.m.

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